Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

At Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, Priority Pass offers access to four lounges – two at Terminal 1, and one each at Terminal 2A and 2D. While taking a flight to Vienna with Austrian Airlines last week after the first Air France 787 flight, I had a chance to look into the lounge at Terminal 2D – Sheltair Lounge.

To get to the lounge, you you have to turn right opposite to gate 56, and then take the stairs located across from the passport control booths.




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Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

The entrance is located opposite from gate D56…
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

…right next to the immigration counters.

Being the only lounge in Terminal 2D, besides offering access to Priority Pass members, the lounge is also available for premium passengers of airlines using Terminal 2D including Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Air Baltic, and CSA Czech Airlines among others.

Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

The entrance to the lounge featuring a board with the airlines offering access.

Lounge Overview

Sheltair Lounge, just like the vast majority of third-party lounges, is simple yet sufficient. This is especially the case since most of the flights departing from Terminal 2D are short-haul.

When you enter the lounge, there is an open space followed by the reception. Across from the welcome desk is a magazine rack which separates the reception from one of the lounge’s seating areas.

Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Reception area with a FIDS.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Reading materials across from the welcome desk.

There are several seating areas. Both open areas and areas offering privacy – by the orientation of the seats and by the use of various items as partitions – are available.

Besides the typical sofa chairs, there are also bench-like seats which also act as partitions, as well as some bar stools.

Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Partitioned off seating area.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Seating.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Bench.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Magazine rack serving as a partition.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Open seating area.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Sofa chairs.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

More benches.

At the very back of the lounge is a not-so-comfortably looking workspace consisting of counter-height chairs and a small dining area.

Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Workspace.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Dining area with workspace in the background.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Dining area overview.



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Food & Drinks Selection

In the dining area, there is a main counter and a separate bread counter.

Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Main food and drink conuter.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Bread counter.

At the bread counter, there are several types of bread and pastries to choose from, as well as some marmalades to go with it.

Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Bread.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Chocolate rolls and croissants.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Marmelades.

The main area includes fridges with sodas and beer, juices (orange, grape, apple, grapefruit), as well as ham and cheese cuts.

Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Cheese and ham.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Canned soft drinks.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Orange, grapefruit, apple, and tomato juices.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Beer and tonic water.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Yoghurt drink.

There is also the obligatory coffee machine and selection of tea, as well as some alcohol. Potato chips are offered as a snack.

Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Coffee corner.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Tea set.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Alcoholic drinks.
Lounge Review: Sheltair Lounge at Paris CDG

Potato chips and water dispenser.

At the time of my visit (around 8:30AM), there were no hot meals.

Overall Thoughts

While the Sheltair Lounge is fairly basic, it still offers sufficient comfort to relax in prior to a short intra-European flight. The seating areas are comfortable (although I would welcome regular working desks rather than the counter-style workspace). The selection of snacks and cold meals could be better, but the French pastries are great.




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