Couldn't find a forum for this so mods feel free to move it if necessary. We had our first experience of leaving CDG today. Dec 23rd probably not the best day to try Airport was very crowded (thank goodness for OW Sapphire status -allowed us to skip the long economy lines for BA). We came on the RER B line from the Gare du Nord, which was horribly crowded for one stop until Stade de France, then most people thankfully got off. The airport is very extensive, and we honestly spent about 40 minutes walking from the train to the check-in counter to the lounge. Security was extremely strict, with not just laptops but all electronics needing to be removed from bags (including iPad, Kindle, and even Bose headphones!). Long delays if you don't do this as your bag gets put into secondary screening (doesn't seem to be a priority as only one person doing it as the bags relentlessly build up). The OW Admirals lounge is very nice, with elegant, comfortable seating and a satisfactory selection of snacks and drinks. The wifi works fine too All in all, the airport is a bit of a nightmare but if you have status you can escape the worst of it!