This Air France lounge review is the penultimate post in the series relating to my trip to Kenya in May 2022. The journey provided outstanding accommodations and safari experiences in Kenya and the opportunity to experience long-haul international business class on four very good Skyteam airlines as well as several business class lounges in Europe, America and Africa. This is the last lounge review.

Although I had about 2.5 hours in the lounge, I didn’t do a lot of exploring. This will be a quick review of some of the lounge features.

Air France operates its primary international hub at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG). From a passenger’s point of view, CDG can be a very disjointed and confusing airport. There are three separate terminals (1,2, and 3). Terminal 2, where I landed and connected, is divided between Terminals 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F. Terminal 2E is further sectioned off in to Halls K, L and M. For connecting flights, getting to the right departure area can be a challenge.

The Air France Hall K lounge in Terminal 2E is located one level below the concourse after security and just past the duty free shops. The location of the stairs to the lounge is circled crudely on the photo below.

This lounge has no tarmac or runway views but is a nice space for relaxing, working and grabbing snacks, light meals and beverages.

Those flying in business or first class on a Skyteam airline or who have Skyteam Elite Plus status can enter for free. Others can purchase the Lounge Option, which currently costs 75 euros or 15,000 Air France miles. Passengers in premium economy and certain Air France frequent flyers who don’t have free access get a discount. The lounge is open daily from 05:30 to 23:00.

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Lounge entrance and check-in desk.

There are several seating areas. A few of these areas are depicted below. Most seats have easy access to power.

There is a quiet area where guests can stretch out and relax in a bit of privacy.

Food and beverages were served on a buffet.

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Breakfast went beyond the cheese, bread, yogurt and cold cuts that used to be the standard in Air France lounges and included scrambled eggs, grilled bacon, veal and poultry sausage and baked beans.

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The bar was well stocked even though it was 06:00. Lounges generally keep the bar open at all hours permitted by local laws. Its always 17:00 somewhere.πŸ₯‚

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I reserved a shower room at the front desk. When time permits, a shave and a shower between long flights always perks me up and makes the next flight more enjoyable and comfortable. Dental and shave kits were supplied on request. In airport lounges the entire shower room is always cleaned and refreshed between every use. That is more than I can say for the swanky hotel health club where I used to workout in Charlotte.

These shower rooms were more than adequate in all respects although showers in Delta and American lounges in the US are even bigger and nicer. For example, the showers in the Delta Terminal E lounge in Atlanta.

Several Air France lounges at CDG, including this one, have a spa operated by Clarins. Guests can get free facial treatments with Clarins products. Clarins also supplies some of the products in Air France amenity kits.

The lounge provided hygienic supplies and a neat touchless hand sanitizer. Covid or no Covid, germ-free hands are always good for your health.

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Other services included free high-speed wifi, local and international newspapers on the Air France Play app, flight monitors, TVs, and the services of Air France agents who can assist with questions or issues pertaining to travel on Skyteam airlines. In the event of major travel disruptions, face-to-face interaction with an airline rep can alone be worth the price of admission for anyone who does not have free access.

Overall Impression

This lounge compares favorably to most business class lounges in terms of alcoholic beverages — wine and champagne in particular. It also has a spa (with free treatments) which is a feature nearly all other business class lounges lack. Seating and showers are on par with similar European lounges. I think food options could be upgraded, but it is hard to tell from breakfast alone. The lounge has no airport views. That is a drawback but not a major one. Overall, I found that the Terminal 2E Hall K lounge was a comfortable and welcoming place to spend the layover.

Thanks for reading. Please view any of these other posts that strike your fancy. Have a great weekend! John

Flights

Delta A220-100 Economy Comfort+ Dallas, TX to Detroit, MI

Delta 737-900 Domestic First Class Detroit, Michigan to Atlanta, Georgia

Delta One Suite Review – A350-900 Atlanta, Ga to Amsterdam

KLM 787-10 World Business Class – Amsterdam, Netherlands to Nairobi, Kenya

748 Air Services Dash-8 Q-400 Economy Class Mombasa to Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya Airways 787-8 Business Class Nairobi, Kenya to Johannesburg, South Africa

Air France 777-300 Business Class Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris, France

Air France 787-9 Business Class Paris, France to Dallas, TX

Sights

Maasai Mara National Reserve Safari

Dawn Balloon Safari – Maasai Mara

A Peek At Village Life On The Maasai Mara – Photo Review

Maasai Mara To Amboseli National Park – Road Trip Photo Report

Amboseli National Park – Mount Kilimanjaro’s Gift

Kisite-Mpunguti National Marine Park & Reserve

Nairobi National Park Safari

Nights

AA Mara Safari Lodge – Masaai Mara National Reserve

AA Lodge Amboseli – Hotel Review

Prideinn Paradise Beach Resort Mombasa – Hotel Review

Sankara Nairobi, Marriott Autograph Collection – Hotel Review

Lounge Reviews

A Decent U.S. Airline Domestic Lounge – Atlanta (ATL) Concourse E Delta Sky Club Review

Amsterdam Lounge Review – KLM Crown Lounge 52

Kenya Airways Pride and Simba Lounges Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse – Johannesburg, South Africa

Air France Lounge Terminal 2E Hall K, Charles de Gaulle International Airport Paris

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