Charles de Gaulle Airport Map
For this assignment unlike previous trip, most of the flights to Europe were fully booked. I believe this is due to the closure of the Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Airport.
I flown to Paris with MAS on 2 Dec 2008 and safely landed at Terminal 1 CDG Airport on 3 Dec 2008 at 6.00 am (Paris time)
Waiting and Boarding area
This trip I will not get fooled again by the signage at Terminal 1. On previous trip I really annoyed as before recede Immigration counter there is one direction signage shows Terminal 2. Then I follow the direction until I exhausted. Terminal 2 is nowhere could not be seen in morning of winter season. Then I walked back and check out at Immigration counter.
In this trip I proceeded to the Immigration counter. Then walk and walk to the arrival hall. Mind you walking from the aerobridge, immigration counters and then to the arrival hall would be covered the distance of more than 500 meters. At the arrival hall I took the opportunity to rest as the sky still very dark. Tired and sleepy because of time zone different and the weather was too cold, I slept of more than one hour. I wake up look at the watch aaargh 8.10 am. Still early in the morning, sky out there still dark. I think and decided not to go out to Paris as I could stand the winter cold at 5°C. Then I walk to Exit Gate no 34 to catch the train to Terminal 2.
Promenade and shops
I decided to go Terminal 2E, another new terminal in Charles de Gaulle Airport. Here I will take Air France to Bamako at 4.40pm. Infact another new Terminal 2G was recently open in 9 September 2008.
Playstation, if you like
Terminal 2E was inaugurated in 2003, however not long after that on 23 May 2004, a portion of Terminal 2E’s ceiling collapsed early in the day, near Gate E50, killing four people. After public inquiry held, the Aeroport de Paris decided in 2005 to tear down the structure and build a new terminal building. The new Terminal 2E reopened completely on 30 March 2008. Terminal 2E houses of boarding gates nos. E21 to E47.
Feel bored? Enjoy yourself with playstation
Reading, sleeping, browse the internet, play some games at playstation, walk around are normal activities.
Internet, if you want to reach another world
Relax, drink at cafe and children playground at the background
Smoking chamber at the foreground and children playground at the background
Northwest Airlines waiting for passengers
Beautiful interior of Terminal 2E
Looking to outside of Terminal 2E
…….and lonely chairs and the lonely traveller