I just spotted Joel Splosky’s comments on Charles De Gaul airport in Paris. OK I’m going to quote in full:
“I just got back from a trip to Israel, having, in a fit of stupidity, decided that it wouldn't be such a bad thing to take Air France and change planes at CDG. Nothing surprises the ground crew at CDG more than the arrival of the daily, scheduled flight from Kennedy. Every single thing about that airport is broken and it's the worst place in the world to change planes.”
His post is correct on every count. Air France is a nicer airline to fly the Paris/New York route than the US carriers (metal knives and forks, wine with dinner etc. etc.- I am talking tourist here not First Class) but the problem is CDG – it is truly dreadful.