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The solution to the language barrier problem may be much simpler than relying on the immigration to provide the interpreter for the native language of your family member. Given that he/she is coming from your native country it is much simpler to do one of the following: Find a person on the plane who speaks one of the major languages as well as the native ...


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Since she'll be traveling between two EU member countries (Romania and France), the formalities will be minimal. Assuming that she has Romanian citizenship, she has the right to travel freely inside the EU. She needs to have a valid passport or identity card. Unless something really unusual happens (e.g. her papers are damaged, her name matches that of a ...


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This is not a rare issue or something that immigration officers do not know how to deal with. It is very common for all different employees in airports to face this especially the immigration/customs people. I have also noticed that in many countries the immigration/customs employees are from different ethnicities who do speak their original languages. So ...


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It's difficult to find something really cheap that isn't too far away from the airport. I once used Aerpark and it seemed to be reasonable for me. I paid 70 Euros for 7 days. I think 10 Euros a day is not too much for close-to-air-port parking. The good thing is, you can make your reservation online and the parking lot looked really secure, i.e. cameras, ...


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I've slept in Orly airport (Paris's other international airport) - we connected a few rows of chairs together and were able to stretch out across them, slept remarkably well until the morning passengers started arriving around 4.30-5am. I would presume CDG would be similar. My go-to resource for this is usually SleepinginAirports. Their page on CDG ...


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Indeed, you cannot check in your luggage in Marrakech directly to Tel-Aviv. You have to recover it at Paris CDG and check it in again. In theory it could work, but if you want to be on the safe side, spend the night in Paris. There are some not too expensive hotels around (Campanile, Etap, ...). Or look for an alternative routing. There are two bottlenecks ...


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The transport authority website states that children under 4 travel free on all buses. (I can't find the information in the anemic part of the site that's translated into English.) I don't see any mention of an exception for the airport buses (Roissybus, Orlybus). Children under 10 get a half-rate only in certain (common) conditions: when you buy a book of ...


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For more details (time, maps) about the 2 first airports please check these links: RATP - Access to airports (English version, some links are dead for the cheap ways, it's a plot!) RATP - Accès aux aéroports (French version, no dead links.) About the tickets t+: I put the price of the tickets if you bought a pack of 10 (13.30 €) at a machine. If you buy only ...


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Consider one of the nearby hotels. Parking is available at all 3 terminals at Charles de Gaulle. Long term rates are 22€ per day up to eight days and more expensive with a longer stay. This is presumably what you've seen, and certainly for two weeks, that'll hurt. If you are planning a longer stay it may be advisable to park at one of the nearby hotels ...


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Aéroports de Paris (ADP), the company which handles the Parisian airports, has set up a lounge in both CDG Terminal 1 and ORY Sud. The Salon Icare, is accessible to all passengers, regardless of the ticket "class" for a fixed fee of 30€ + 5€ for the booking (frais de dossier). If you were to arrive in/depart from Terminal 2, the ADP website suggests you ask ...


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Les Cars Air France For transferring between these airports, the quickest option is the Air France coach ("Les Cars Air France"). You need line 3 ("ligne 3"). It departs twice an hour, takes around 1h30. One-way tickets costs €19 online or €20 onboard. It's advisable to buy from the bus driver than wait in line at a kiosk/machine. The driver will load and ...


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When you get to CDG, you'll need to clear immigration, get your bag, then go through customs. You can then take the CDGVal to Terminal 2, if you're not already there. Head to the station area, which is quite well signposted, and situated between T2C, T2D and T2E. You can spot it in the middle of the map on the airport website. Once in the station area, find ...


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I would probably teach the family member to hear (not read) the keywords in the usual questions that are asked and to respond with simple phonetically memorized answers: where - as in Where are you coming from? or Where you have been? This can be answered with the city name your relative has just left purpose or business or reason - as in What is the ...


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By public transport, the most stress-free by far is the direct Air France bus. It's a little cheaper and still not too stressful to take the RER B line across Paris and to Antony where you change for the Orlyval shuttle. Buy combined tickets at CDG. The ticket price is 54.20€ (children under 4 travel free). There is good signage all the way. Most trains ...


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I spent the night in Charles de Gaules a few years ago. The airport is almost empty until around 5h30 when people start to arrive and make the checkins for the early flights. Unless you bring something to do or you sleep you will be bored to death. There is not much happening (like in any other airport). Other than that it seemed a quiet and safe airport. ...


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Very few airlines issue paper tickets these days. You can walk up to the counter with wad of money and get one, but that's really not wallet friendly. You can easily book online and get a confirmation number and an e-ticket number as your receipt. Doing this at least a week or two ahead of flying will increase the chances of getting a cheap ticket. On ...


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Yes, but not everywhere. This shows an image of what is claimed to be a water fountain at the airport. I was not totally convinced that this picture was taken at CDG - apparently, the fountains are used in other airports - but I found another mention of it in this video, which also attributes it to CDG. It is a side view, but it matches up. I also found ...


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There's no better value for an award to Europe (if you want business class) than Air Canada's AEROPLAN. There are three reasons: 1) They are a Star Alliance partner and will thus enable you to fly on any of their ~27 partners. 2) Stopover rules. Air Canada will allow TWO stopovers (in addition to your destination) on ALL of their partner award tickets. So, ...


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TL,DR: take RER B to Denfert-Rochereau. Buy an Orlybus ticket. Take the bus when it's time to leave for Orly (allow 30min travel time + ~20min interval between buses + risk of delay). The Paris airport authority website has all the travel information. Refer to it for stop information. Taxi The quickest way to transfer between the two airports off-peak ...


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Given that you didn't mention a method of transport... The easiest way to get from CDG to Gare Montparnasse without having to transfer is to catch the Air France Coach ("Les Cars AirFrance"), specifically coach number 4. Unlike attempting to catch the the train, these buses will pickup at all terminals at CDG (so there is no need to catch the airport ...


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Your best bet using Paris transportation system : Reach the station located in terminal 2. Buy your ticket to Paris at the green machine if you have coins or a chip-and-pin credit card. Else you have to queue at the "regional" ticket booth, not the "grandes lignes" which is for long distance high-speed trains. A ticket to Paris is good for any destination ...


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I found a flyer on the RATP website that says it only stops at Opera within Paris. From The Place de l'Etoile, you have two options: taking the line 2 of the Cars Air France. It is operated by a private company and goes directly yo Roissy. It is more expensive than the public transit system. connecting to the Roissybus or the RER B to go to the airport. ...


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This will depend on your airlines. The airport is irrelevant unless it requires you to claim your baggage and walk them through customs. That is not the case in your scenario. If both flights are operated by the same airline, the answer is: Yes, you'll be able to check your luggage in at Bangkok airport and all the way through to Dublin. If it is different ...


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The RER B line does not go directly to Gare Montparnasse. You would have to transfer to the metro at Les Halles or Denfert Rochereau (or possibly a couple of other places, see the metro map). You could transfer to metro line 4 as early as Gare du Nord, but the RER is much faster than the metro when going through the city.


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To go to Versailles-Château-Rive-Gauche from the center, you only need zones 1-4. A Navigo semaine for zones 1-4 is 32 € or 11.60 € more than a zones 1-2 pass. According to the map on Wikipedia, the last station in zone 2 on RER C trains to Versailles is Issy-Val-de-Seine. A “origine-destination” ticket from this station to the Château costs 1.80 € and this ...


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Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) to Orly (ORY) For transferring between these airports, the quickest option is the Air France coach ("Les Cars Air France"). You need line 3 ("ligne 3"). It departs twice an hour, takes around 1h30. One-way tickets costs €19 online or €20 onboard. It's advisable to buy from the bus driver than wait in line at a koisk/machine. ...


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The exact answer that's correct for today won't be correct in a month, so I'll try to explain how to find the right answer for you for right now instead. (Try persevering with FT for your specific one though!) First up, you need to figure out which airlines you could sensibly fly with. This means airlines with FF programs you can transfer points into, who ...


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In the same situation a few years ago, on the recommendation of a French friend, I stayed in the Hotel Ibis, which basically connects with the airport (easy walk from terminals). Tiny rooms but clean and modern, wifi etc...and cheap!


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I came in from the UK into France which means I landed in the international terminal (2E). I was however not allowed to remain airside as the bus took us from the plane to the security area with passport control on one side and further screening for international transfers on the other. Overall it took me half an hour between landing (on the furthest side of ...



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