2 flights today, one from Paris (CDG) to Zurich (ZUR) , and about and hour later from Zurich (ZUR) to Montreal (YUL).
Paris – Charles De Gaulle airport is actually conglomeration of 3 terminal buildings. Terminal one was first opened in 1974 and it shows its age. Travellers tip: give yourself a LOT of time to transit CDG, especially if you need to go from one terminal to another, as this will send you into and out of multiple security zones.
Zurich is a nice airport. It is very well organised and is easy to transit. in all it took us under 20 minutes to get off our plane, go through passport control, catch the airport shuttle train to the international terminal and then to find our gate. I am very impressed with this.
The plane landed in pouring, so we don’t have any initial pictures. Here are some initial impressions:
Drive from airport into the city in pouring rain. Canadian drivers are fairly polite and considerate.
The hotel we are staying in a a place of character and some history. I like it. More about that later