| Horrific draconian system at this airport leading to unnecessary queues and missed connecting flights. I arrived via CDG Paris airport from Aberdeen to Malta. I had 80 minutes to reach my connecting flight, which in a civilised airport would be ample time. The ticket was booked by Air France using their partners Air Malta for the second leg. The whole journey was on one boarding pass and my bag was labelled to go right through to Malta. The Air France flight into Paris was on time, so far, so good. Then there was one lengthy bus ride from the plane to the arrival 2E and yet another to my departure 2D by now 30 minutes have passed but I’m in the same building right? Right? I arrive from Terminal 2E to Terminal 2D. Find where I’m supposed to be next quite quickly and then horror! I'm expected to get in the 2 hour long passport control line! For a connecting flight? What? I don’t want to leave the airport I want to get on a plane! I managed to blag my way to the front of the queue in ten minutes only to find myself in the arrival hall with only 25 minutes to go through security and find my gate. I didn’t make it. The Air France ticket agent was lovely and helpful and booked me on a flight the following day. Not ideal but even worse considering no one could locate my checked bag. the girl who manned the D area baggage arrival was helpful but had no solid answers. Five hours later I’ve been shuffled from one person to the next in a couldn’t care less attitude. I booked into a hotel for the night, went in search of my bag one last time, by now exhausted from a 3.00am start and blistered feet from walking miles, only to be barked at by a staff member in baggage hall E. She was so rude and condescending. She spoke to me as if I was expected to know how things work at CDG but clearly even some staff don’t, given the differing information I received. I’m now stuck in a noisy expensive hotel in the lousiest airport in Europe and no idea where my bag is. It’s going to be a very bad hair day tomorrow! My friend who flew via Heathrow (breezed through) is in Malta already. I hope to be leaving tomorrow, whether il have any belongings will remain to be seen. Shame on you CDG for your connecting flight process.