Wednesday, 9 July 2014

NOUVEAU! Unlimited, Free WiFi at CDG and ORY

Paris Airports CDG and ORY
Free, unlimited WiFi is now
available at CDG and ORY
Ah, yes. Paris in summer. Millions have Paris on their bucket list of must-see destinations and for so many great reasons, it would be impossible to list them all here.

And even if Paris isn't your end destination, you may well find yourself making connections through either one of Paris' two International airports - Paris Charles de Gaulle (also known as Roissy Charles de Gaulle) and Paris Orly.

The first of the two aforementioned airports, as well as being more recently built and larger of the two, Charles de Gaulle, is known by its International Air Transportation Association (IATA) abbreviation of CDG, or Charlie Delta Golf. Ranking 8th in worldwide passenger traffic, CDG had over 42 million passengers go through its terminals in 2013. It's the hub for Air France who initiated new security measures there for passengers traveling to the USA yesterday. In the Flash Info outlining the new security measures, Air France states:
All your electronic devices (telephones, tablets, laptops, e-books, game consoles, cameras, camcorders...), kept in cabin baggage, must be battery powered and functioning during your boarding at the airport of Roissy Charles de Gaulle.

In the case of control, if your device is discharged or defective, you will not be allowed to board on the flight with this equipment.

 We also recommend that you keep your battery chargers in your cabin baggage. The charging of your equipment is possible in the boarding lounge. This must be done no later than the end of the boarding of your flight.

The selfie fresco welcomes you to
the renovated Paris Orly Airport
Orly, known by its IATA abbreviation of ORY or Oscar Romeo Yankee, was Paris' first airport and although it has a smattering of International departures and arrivals, ORY is mostly a domestic airport now. For the past 18 months, Orly has been in the throes of renovations and is celebrating its grand reopening with a giant fresco of 7,000 selfies on the front of the main terminal, taken by employees and passengers of the terminal and uploaded through Facebook since May. In conjunction with the airport's refresh, a social media promotion, called #iamtheguest is under wraps and scheduled to be unveiled tomorrow.

For both airports, their WiFi policies changed this month. It used to be that visitors to both airports had WiFi access, but it was time limited. Starting July 1st, both CDG and ORY are offering free, unlimited WiFi.

So if just passing through Paris this summer on your way somewhere else, or making Paris, the City of Lights, your end, dream destination, WiFi will be available for you while you're waiting for your ride, or your next flight.