We decided to check our bags because it was a full flight to Philadelphia and we thought it would be dicey to find room in the overhead bin. Plus they were heavy.
No problems at the Philadelphia airport. Had lunch at Legal Seafood.
The plane to Paris was less than half full. People were moving around and finding 3seats together to sleep.
We arrived on time in Paris and both bags arrived safely. Long walk to Train Station. We were able to exchange our 2pm tickets for 10am tickets and got into Lyon at noon. To hotel and out to eat at winch's. Then back to hotel to unpack, iron, watch the tour, nap, shower and change . Then out to Fiston for dinner. Gelato for dinner, then walk to the Soane river to stroll and watch fireworks. Outstanding.
M+T got to hotel in time to see last 20 minutes of show. Then we went out for them so they could eat and all had a drink.