Review: Salon Extime Lounge – Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2B/2D, France
The Salon Extime Lounge is presently the lead contract lounge located in between Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle, serving both Paris Terminal 2B and 2D. The Salon Extime Lounge offered a really comfortable place to relax in prior to our departing international flight. How would our experience fare compare to other international lounges?
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- Turkish Airlines Business Class: Paris – Istanbul
- Turkish Airlines Business Lounge: Istanbul International Airport, Turkey
- Turkish Airlines Business Class: Istanbul – Amman
- What to Expect Driving through the Kingdom of Jordan
- Dead Sea Marriott Resort and Spa, Jordan
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- Petra Marriott Hotel, Jordan
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Review: Salon Extime Business Lounge – Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle International Airport – Terminal 2B/2D, France
This review is of the Salon Extime Business Lounge at Paris Charles de Gualle International Airport.
Dependent on your departure area and carrier, you may also have access to the nearby Air Canada Salon Maple Leaf Lounge Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2A, Salon Paul Maxence Lounge Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2A, the Salon Air France Business Lounge Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2F and the Salon Air France Business Lounge Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2E – Concourse L.
Our departing flight today was on Icelandair Saga Premium Business Class Paris – Reykjavík and connecting onwards to Icelandair Saga Premium Business Class Reykjavík – Seattle.
Checking into Icelandair Business Class:
We departed The Westin Paris – Vendôme. Given that there was still a gasoline strike on, we took the train back to Roissy Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2B. Including a very long walk from the CDG TGV RER station over to Terminal 2B, the trip took about one hour and ten minutes.
For some reason, there were two Icelandair flights leaving exactly five minutes apart. As a result, there were double the amount of travellers at the check in desks. Fortunately, we had only two travellers ahead of us in the Icelandair Saga Premium Business line, with only three ground agent attendants working.
Our checked baggage was checked through to Seattle with a reference to “you have access to the lounge”. I had looked it up and discovered that Icelandair uses the Extime Lounge Paris, so I knew the name and roughy what we were looking for.
Locating the Salon Extime Lounge:
The Salon Extime Lounge Paris is located in the space in between the two flowing Terminals in between Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminals 2B and 2D. The two departure halls are inter connected, and there is no obvious moment when you pass from one terminal to another. Both Terminal 2B and 2D share the same central departures facilities, so you’ll pass through the same exit procedures in order to access the departures concourse.
We passed up the departure escalators, through the No 1 Priority Security Line and eventually down escalators through to the secure side.
The Salon Extime Lounge was located immediately behind the Laudrée retail store. The lounge was located off a concealed hallway adjacent to the Laudurée retail store that looked more like a fire exit than access to a business lounge.
Passing down the hallway, we eventually located the lifts up to the top level.
After arrival to the top floor, we had a walk down the long hallway towards the Extime Lounge. The hallway was made a little brighter as a result of skylight windows throughout the passageway.
Accessing the Lounge:
The Salon Extime Lounge is presently accessible through contract access with several business class airlines.
The current list of carriers that provide business class access are:
Royal Air Maroc
The lounge itself is not part of any one airline alliance and contracts to available carriers to provide traveller access.
At the moment, the lounge does not appear to partner with Priority Pass or another other lounge membership cards.
At present, it also does not offer forward facing access to purchase access at the door or online, in order to gain entry to the lounge.
Our access today was provided courtesy of our Icelandair Saga Business Class as a result of travelling in business class.
Inside the Salon Extime Lounge Paris Terminal 2B/2D:
The Salon Extime Lounge is currently the Star Alliance Lounge for travellers passing through Terminal 2B and 2D. I wasn’t expecting too much by coming through, but the lounge actually turned out to be a really pleasant stay.
After being granted access to the lounge, we entered into the first lounge space. Passing down a corridor, we entered in to the first room. The first room was set up in a darker kitchen parlour style of room.
Continuing on into the main part of the lounge, the Extime Lounge offered a main seating space in a long rectangular room. The room had bright floor to ceiling windows, which made the space pleasant to relax in.
The furnishings in the Extime Lounge were brand new and in great condition. The lounge had a contemporary feel, with upscale looking loungers. The Extime Lounge had a more stylish look than your average business lounge that contained your usual bland looking lounge chairs.
The lounge contained information monitors for flights serviced from this terminal.
The lounge was sparsely occupied during our visit. There were plenty of places to find a place to sit. Unusually, we had our choice of almost anywhere in the lounge.
Towards the far end of the lounge, the was also a quieter room that contained additional chairs and loungers. For some reason, the back of the lounge was really popular. It also contained a number of private and window seating.
To summarize, the lounge seating was really comfortable with a wide variety of places to sit. There were a heaps of comfortable loungers and we had our choice of where to sit.
Food and Beverage:
The Salon Extime Lounge offered a range of snacks and food items suitable for a business lounge.
One of the best features of the Salon Extime Lounge was that hte lounge offered actual french champagne. I commend the lounge for offering real champagne. It is not that often that champagne is offered in Business Lounges, so it’s a real treat if you happen to find it.
There were also a wide range of soda’s offered, including the traditionally french Orangina soda.
There were a selection of cheeses on offer. While there wasn’t anything too exotic, it’s always nice to have French Cheese.
In addition to cheeses, there were also some salads available in small quantities. It made for some easy and convenient snacking.
There were also a number of hot items available. Today’s service included steamed rice, chicken stew and cod with sauce.
I settled in with an Orangina with lemon and Champagne combination.
We spent about forty minutes in the lounge prior to heading off our Icelandair Saga Premium Business Class Paris – Reykjavík flight. Although we weren’t expecting too much from the Extime Lounge, we left more than satisfied prior to our flight.
My Thoughts on the Salon Extime Lounge Paris:
The Salon Extime Lounge Paris wasn’t a lounge or a brand that was familiar to me prior to this visit. Surprisingly, the Salon Extime Lounge more than met expectations. In addition to offering a comfortable place to stay, the lounge offered french champagne and a small variety of food items.
The Salon Extime is easily worth a little bit of your time prior to your departing international flight.