Review: Salon Galaxy Lounge Paris CDG Airport

Introduction

CDG has three terminals. While the more well-known oneworld carriers such as Cathay Pacific, British Airways and American Airlines depart in Terminal 2 others such as Qatar Airways, TAM, Malaysian Airlines, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines depart from Terminal 1, which is probably the oldest terminal here. This also means that I can’t explore Cathay Pacific’s First and Business Class lounge and I need to use the provided Salon Galaxy Lounge instead.

In area 2 of terminal 1 SriLankan Airlines is actually quite far away to reach – first if you arrive by TGV you need to catch a free transit train to Terminal one, go up the escalator and turn right. It took me around 15 minutes just to reach the check-in area. Thankfully there was basically no queue at the business check-in counter and I was welcomed within a minute or two, just after they processed the ones before me. Check-in was done without issues and I was given a wallet, containing boarding passes to Colombo and finally Hong Kong. I was also given vouchers so I can enter the lounges during the journey.

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Easter getaway 2016: Introduction

Introduction

Being a British Airways Executive Club member it has always been a no-brainer to travel with British Airways whenever possible. I have mostly flown with them (including last time) to earn extra Avios points — it is no longer the case this time. The normally attractive fare from Germany disappeared at that time so I needed to find alternative solutions.

I have decided to do another European city run to save money (and travel to more places) after finding return fare between Edinburgh (EDI) and Hong Kong (HKG) on BA would cost around £1600 in economy, while flying Paris (CDG) in business class with their partners only costs around £1200.

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