We are flying to CDG and meeting up with friends there. We land at Terminal 2A with American Airlines and they land at Terminal 2E with Air France about an hour later than us.
We are driving to the Loire Valley from the airport before our stay in Paris and have arranged for a Hertz Rental Car.
We plan on picking up the rental car and then driving down to gate 2E and picking up our friends. Is that a good idea? Is the Hertz desk right there in the terminal? If so, where is it? Do you pick up the car in the terminal or do you have to go offsite? Is it better to go ahead and pick up the car and drive down to pick up our friends outside of their terminal, or is it better to leave the car parked, gather our friends and all leave at the same time? Is there parking just outside of the Terminal?
On another note, where do we purchase the carte orange passes? I have read that you can purchase those for the following week at the airport and that you need a passport size photo to afix to it. Is that correct? If we have pictures from our friends, can we go ahead and purchase theirs for them as well?
Thanks so much for your help.