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  • 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.


  • layover
    Sep 3, 2014
    i'am flying into terminal c from Dublin with a 6 hour lay over is it ok to leave the terminal to visit some friend's locally


    Yes, you will have already cleared US Immigration and there's nobody guarding the doors to the airport. You'll have to go through security again when you come back.


  • Connect to Int'l Flight in EWR on UA
    Aug 10, 2014
    U.S. citizen with ticket from DC to Newark to Lisbon with connection. Both UA flights. Looks like UA express usually lands in Terminal A and overnight int'l flight goes out of C. Can I assume that when I get to EWR I will take the air train to terminal C, go through security there, and be on my way? Have over 2 hrs. to connect, and flight to EWR has good on time record. Assume I should be fine, as long as flight isn't drastically late, right?


    This is the latest United/ United Express (both tel. 1-800-241-6522) information: 1. United Airlines uses for its departures TC, and for its Arrivals TB (International) & TC (Domestic & International) - both at their level 1. 2. United Express uses for its departures TA & TC, and for its Arrivals TB TA, level 2 & TC, level 1. 3. If landing at TA, simply take the shuttle (near gate A28) to TC (near gate C71) - no security check needed. Between Terminal B & C you need the Airtrain and have to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate.


  • Can I leave airport
    Apr 20, 2014
    I am travelling from Chicago to Mumbai with a stopover at Newark. The duration of the stopover is 12 hours. I have a valid H1 B visa. Can I leave the newark airport and come back for my next flight.


    Yes, you can. There's nobody checking visas/identification when leaving the airport. Also an H1B visa allows you to travel within the United States as much as you want.


    Thanks ZAP


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