June 24, 2017
Lounge Review: Air France Business Lounge in Paris CDG (Terminal 2E)
Air France has many lounges throughout Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. This is a review of the Business Class lounge in Terminal 2E. To access the lounge, you need to be flying Business or Fist Class on a SkyTeam flight, have Gold or Platinum Flying Blue status, or have SkyTeam Elite Plus status.
There was ample seating available when I arrived at around 9:00 AM. Most of these couches, but not all, had charging ports between the seats.
There was a dining room looking area between the bar and the buffet.
The breakfast selection wasn’t very good. The food is laid out in a buffet and offers a basic choice of options. While most of the bread was good, I was disappointed by the croissants. They tasted like any other pre-packaged croissant you can find throughout the world. I wish they offered authentic French croissants instead.
There was no egg option like you find in Lufthansa’s comparable Business or Senator lounges during breakfast. Instead, there was ham, turkey, and a selection of various cheeses.
There was a bowl of yogurt along with small cups of fruit. Another nearby station had a large bowl of fruit.
There were no showers or sleeping areas available. While the lack of sleeping areas isn’t a big deal (it’s a hit or miss as to whether Business Class lounges offer them), the lack of a shower was disappointing. Let me explain. Paris (CDG) is a huge airport. It’s Air France’s hub and connects passengers from all over the world who are often waiting to connect between long flights. It’s pretty standard for major airline’s to offer showers in their Business Lounges so flyers can freshen up and properly wake up after a long flight. Heck, if United can offers showers, it’s a bit embarrassing that Air France doesn’t.
The lounge was fine overall-it got the job done. But it was nothing worth getting excited about.