Sunday, December 28, 2008

Paris Dec. 2008: Arriving in Houston-Intercontinental, Houston TX (IAH) from Paris, France (CDG)

28DEC08 Houston-Intercontinental, Houston TX (IAH)

We touched down at 3:53p and headed for the gate at Terminal E. On our way there, I could see a British Airways Boeing 747-400 pushing back. It was on its way to London.

It took us about 15 minutes to get to the gate where we deplaned. I used Global Entry and my colleague use the regular lines.

We were out of there in about twenty minutes and then headed for the parking lot and into the city. It was quite the good trip.

Paris Dec. 2008: Leaving Central Paris for Charles de Gaulle airport

28DEC08 Central Paris, France

So we were up at 7:00a, but we went back to sleep until 8:00a as we were just lazy. We finally got ready and left the hotel at about 9:32a. Destination: the airport.

It was really cold outside, actually much colder than yesterday. We took the RER C to the RER B and arrived at the airport by 11:55a.

28DEC08 Paris Charles de Gaulle, Roissy France (CDG)

We then went to get something to eat and while eating I realized that it was 11:23a and we needed to get to the counter right away.

We rushed over there and got checked in and then stood on the long line for Immigration and security. It was not until 12:30p that we got to the gate. Luckily the flight was delayed, but it was already at the gate. We then paid our departure taxes and collected our Economy class boarding passes.

Then we headed to the Presidents Club and hang out until the flight was called. Soon, the flight was called and we boarded.