By Mark Tungate
May 05, 2009

Travelers who have complained about the confusing layout, spartan facilities, and interminable wait for baggage at Charles de Gaulle's Terminal One will be thrilled to learn that the 30-year-old structure is due for a $258 million overhaul. Starting this April, the perfectly round terminal will get a four-phase refit. (It'll be refurbished in quarters, like slices of a cake.) The new plan will preserve French architect Paul Andreu's 1974 space-age design while providing roomier check-in areas, clearer indicator boards, and, at long last, cafés that serve strong French coffee.