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  • flight layover
    May 9, 2016
    My flight from LA arrives at 5:46 pm at EWR terminal C Gate 82. my next flight to Zurich supposed to be at 6:45 from same terminal Gate102. I have one hour layover. flights operates by UA. Is one hour enogh time from gate 82 to 102? and do I need a security in check in EWR as the second flight is internationla one


    No, you don't have to go through security in Newark.


  • flight layover
    May 9, 2016
    My flight from LA arrives at 5:46 pm at EWR terminal C Gate 82. my next flight to Zurich supposed to be at 6:45 from same terminal Gate102. I have one hour layover. flights operates by UA. Is one hour enogh time from gate 82 to 102?


    Yes, that is enough time if your flight from LA is on-time. All you have to do is walk from one gate to the other.


    thank you so much.


  • Leaving the Airport on a Through Ticket
    May 6, 2016
    I'm flying from Panama City to Dublin with a 6.5hr layover in Newark on a through ticket with United. I'm thinking of heading into Manhattan for an hour or so to kill time. I'll have 1 checked bag that is checked through for the duration, I'm wondering can I leave the Airport and go into New York, leaving my luggage being checked through in the airport?


    Yes, when you arrive from Panama City you will have to claim your bag to go through US Customs. You can then immediately re-check it at the re-check desk. After that you are free to go where you want. However, keep in mind that the trip on the train into Manhattan takes over an hour, so you will have to leave Manhattan about 3 hours before your flight to Dublin.


  • No time?...
    May 4, 2016
    Hi, I will be arriving/connecting at EWR from Orlando travelling to Belfast, N.I and the reverse on return. My connection time is 3h 55m would i have enough time to go quickly to Manhattan and get back in time or would i miss my flight? What would be the outcome of missing my flight? Many Thanks.


    That is not enough time. You'd have to turn around to come right back to the airport when you got there.


    Thanks, I thought not, if I done it on the return and missed my flight to Orlando would I be allowed to catch the next flight? Thanks


    No, if your flight from Belfast was on-time they'd count you as a no show and flights to Orlando typically go out full, so you may be waiting awhile even if they were willing to rebook you. You also would definitely not have time as on the return you'll have to go through Immigration and Customs in Newark.


    Ah ok it's not worth the risk, thanks for the info been a real help. I may just do with seeing the skyline from Newark lol, which side of the plane is best to get a good view? Thanks.


    It depends on the wind, but they more commonly land to the Southwest than the Northeast, so in that case sitting on the left hand side of the plane (the A seat) would have the best view.


  • BOM → EWR → MCO
    May 1, 2016
    im flying from Mumbai(India) to orlando. ill be reaching EWR by 5:30 AM and will be catching my next flight by 8:00 AM. Both my flight will be by united airways. what all stages will i have to face from the point i get of from my first flight till i reach my connecting flight. i will be travelling on a C1-D visa. i will be reaching Terminal C and will be leaving from Terminal C as well. so will about 2 and a half hour be enough for me to go through the process over there


    You will arrive in Terminal C, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


    What will be the approx time for me to clear the entire procedure (thinking its the busiest day and the busiest time), and if I somehow miss my flight due to reaching late, what can I do?


    It could take up to 3 hours in a worst case scenario. If you miss your flight to Orlando you will be rebooked on the next available United flight to Orlando. United flies several flights from Newark to Orlando daily (today they have 10 flights)


    Will the rebooking be on my expense or the airline


    There will be no cost to rebook you if you miss your connection.


  • International connection at EWR. Can I step out of the terminal?
    Apr 28, 2016
    Hello, I fly into EWR from New Delhi on United and have an approx 12 hour layover with a United flight to SJO (Costa Rica). Can I leave the airport for a few hours? I have a valid US tourist visa. I believe that international-international transit passengers have to complete immigration, customs and bag drop their luggage. I was planning to "bag drop" my checked baggage and go meet a friend for a couple of hours. Wondering if this is allowed since I'm technically a transit passenger?


    Yes, when you clear US Customs and re-check your bags you will be outside security and free to go where you want.


  • Layover
    Apr 7, 2016
    I have a 1 hour 15 minute layover from a domestic flight to an international flight -- both United. Is that sufficient time to make the international connection


    Yes that should be enough time. If you have to go from Terminal A to Terminal C then United runs a shuttle bus between the two terminals inside security.


  • Family in area for layover
    Apr 6, 2016
    Traveling from SAN to CDG with a 7 hour layover. Son lives nearby and would like to have dinner (no car, will be using train). Can he get through security somehow to have dinner inside terminal (better restaurant choices there). Or do I need to exit security to visit him?


    No, he cannot go through security. You will have to meet him outside security.


  • Dallas to Delhi
    Mar 9, 2016
    Hi, i have 2 hours and 30 minutes layover time with United Airlines. I will be coming from Dallas and catch a flight to New Delhi, India. Is it feasible?


    That is plenty of time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thanks for the quick reply. Since i will be leaving USA from Newark will i have to go through customs / immigration here before flying out?


    There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. You just show your passport to the United gate agent when boarding your flight to Delhi.


  • stop over
    Mar 2, 2016
    Between arrival from Costa Rica and departure to Europe both in Terminal C I have a stop over on Sunday of about 12 hours in Newark. Does it make sense to visit down town New York for a few hours?Are there lockers for my hand luggage and my backpack inside the Terminal? And please let me know the quickest and best way to town f.e. Manhattan.


    There are no lockers in the airport. The best way to manhattan is to take the Airtrain to the NJT (New Jersey Transit) train station and then the NJT to New York Penn Station http://www.njtransit.com/rg/rg_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=AirportConnectionsTo There is a business near Penn Station that does luggage storage named Schwartz Luggage Storage.


  • Connection fly layover 54 mins
    Mar 2, 2016
    Hi, I fly from YOW to SGN with a connection at newark. will I need to reclaim and re check my luggage? also I arrive at terminal A and leave at terminal C, how long would it take to get there? i have 54 mins layover time, thanks


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ottawa. All you have to do in Newark is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. united runs a shuttle bus inside security between A and C. you have enough time if your flight from Ottawa is on-time.


    What's if my flight from Ottawa is not on-time - what should I do for a long flight, Thanks for the advise. (since I had delayed 5 trips to Orlando with United at YOW)


    I'd still take the shuttle, since if you take the AirTrain you have to go through security again, which is a hassle, even if you have time to spare.


  • Transit Visa Query
    Feb 8, 2016
    Hi, I am travelling to Newark on Air Canada from Toronto and then further to Brussels and Mumbai on Jet Airways. The travel is a on a single ticket from Toronto to Mumbai. Do I need a Transit Visa or I can board the Jet flight directly?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. Whether you need a transit visa or not depends on your nationality.


  • VIE - EWR - PTY recommended transit-time?
    Jan 31, 2016
    I am planning to fly from Europe (Austria/Vienna) to Panama with stopover in Newark. Both flights are United Airlines (the first one operated by Austrian Airlines) and I am flying with checked baggage as an European citzen. The two options I have are a layover of 1:50 or about 10hrs. I am worried that 1:50 might not be enough? I'd really appreciate an insiders advice on that. Thx a lot :)


    1 Hr 50 minutes is possible but risky, however, you can try it and if you don't make it, you'll be put on the next flight 8 hrs later. I would book the 1 hr 50 minute and hope for the best.


    Thanks for the quick reply. Ok, sounds like a plan. I just found another flight-option, flying via Swiss Internat. (from Zurich) to Newark with 3:50 layover for a flight with COPA to Panama. Would that be a "safer" options or does changing the Airline increase the time needed? Thx again for your help :)


    Copa does not fly to Newark, so that connection is probably somewhere else.


    Ah, sorry you're right, I, mixed up the connections... ... It's first Swiss then changing to United.


    So they're offering a 3 hr 50 minute connection on Swiss to United through Newark? Yeah, I'd do that.


  • 5 hours layover: to see Manhattan
    Jan 25, 2016
    International flights, five-hour layover from 2PM to 7PM Sunday on February 20th. Do I have a chance to take a picture of Manhattan?


    You can see the Manhattan skyline from Newark. You don't really have time to go anywhere - http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3681/56/1600/newarkintl.jpg


  • Long layover Hotel
    Jan 5, 2015
    I am flying into Newark from Israel on 2/12/15 at 0430 and out to LAX at 1930. Is there a hotel I can stay for a few hours?


    There are lots of hotels near Newark but I don't know how many you could check in at 6 AM. You might want to get a list of nearby ones (Wyndham, Marriott) and then call them when you arrive to see if any of them have any rooms available for immediate check in. You could also spend the day in the United Club. They sell day passes and the one near Gate C120 has shower facilities.


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