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The solution to the language barrier problem may be much simpler then 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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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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The terminal where you well spent these 23h might be relevant here. I once had a layover in a terminal where planes from Morocco and Thailand boarded. I forgot which terminal that was. If you are stuck in the same terminal and you are not able to check in into one of the hotels you are up for a rough ride. There was not much amusement around and only a ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why don't you take the train to the airport? Less risk of missing the flight because of traffic jams, detours, sudden snow storms or construction sites, and you can leave your car at home where you don't have to pay parking fees. I disagree that "the parking lot looked really secure, i.e. cameras, fences, security officers" makes your car safe. There are ...


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FYI, If you hold a platinum AMX card holder, AMX allow you to use points on Hotels that they may not have a contract with. For example, I booked an Hotel through Bookings.com that I could not get through AMX, I called membership rewards and provided them the name of the Hotel, when the charges came through AMX calculated my points to dollars and credited my ...


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You can only buy Orange SIM card from an Orange store I think, and I've never seen one at CDG. All their stores are listed here: http://agence.orange.fr/. a new SIM card cost just under 10 euros and includes 5 euros of credit.


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Transit in Paris, France: considering you are not going to another Schengen state after Paris, and that you have an onward ticket, you can TWOV (transit without visa) in Paris (for a maximum of 24 hours in transit). Transit in Costa Rica: TWOV is possible given that you have an onward ticket (for a maximum of 12 hours in transit). Source: TimaticWeb


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Your confusion stems from the existence of two different bus services. Roissybus, operated by the local transport authority RATP, connects Opéra to the Roissy CDG airport terminals. Cars Air France, operated by the French national airline, connects Étoile to CDG. From Étoile by bus, you can take Cars Air France line 2 (make sure you board a bus for Roissy, ...


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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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Sint Maarten is not in the Schengen area and terminal 2E is used for international non-Schengen flights so airside transit should be possible. Depending on your citizenship and a few other details, it means either that you can transit without visa or will require an airport transit visa (but not a regular Schengen visa). See also Do I need a visa to transit ...


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This will depend on your airline (and maybe the airport). First, I wonder why you need to check your luggage if you have a layover (i.e. a connection)? Did you buy two separate tickets? If you bought BKK-DUB flights on the same tickets, your luggage should be transferred automatically to Dublin, you should not collect them in CDG. Otherwise, you should go ...


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Another option is to take the Cars Air France. This is a private company that operates coaches to serve the airports. There are 4 lines: Line 1 links Paris to Orly (ORY), stopping at Place de l'Etoile, the Invalides and Gare de Montparnasse, costs 12,5 euros one-way Line 2 links Paris to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG), stopping at Place de l'Etoile and ...



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