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  • Transit from international to domestic flight
    Feb 6, 2015
    Hi I am travelling from BGO to ORF via OSL and EWR with my 5-year old son this upcoming April. Because of a flight schedule change, our transit time in Newark has been reduced to only 90 minutes. This is less time than I am comfortable with, but the cost of changing the ticket to a later flight to ORF is quite steep. Thus, I just have a few questions: 1. If I explain to the airport staff in the immigration hall that my son and I have a tight connection, is it possible that they may let us get priority in the immigration queue? My family and I had a tight connection at LHR a few months ago, and the staff there were very helpful and let us go through fast-track lanes so that we didn't miss our connecting flight. But does anyone have any experience with the staff at EWR and know how they might respond to such a request? 2. I understand that my son and I have to collect and re-check our luggage after we have cleared immigration. We will arrive in Terminal B and depart from Terminal A. Do we need to bring our luggage all the over to Terminal A and check it at a regular check-in counter? Or does there exist a drop-point in Terminal B we may use? I have not had a transit at EWR for many years, so I do not know what the current procedue is for international to domestic transit at this airport, and since we will be in a rush it would be great to know about this in advance. 3. Are there any other tips that might be useful for me to keep in mind so that we might catch our connecting flight? Any help and tips would be greatly appreciated!


    Unless your flight is late you likely will not need priority in the Immigration queue. Also, most of the passengers on your flight will have connections, so asking to cut in front of them isn't really fair. You will be able to re-check your bags at a desk in Terminal B immediately after you go through Customs. I think you have enough time but it does depend on your first flight being on-time.


    Thanks a lot for your response! Yes, I get your point about cutting in line not being fair, but from experience, quite a lot of passengers on the OSL - EWR flight have New York as their final destination. But you are right that cutting is not fair. I will hope that immigration goes smoothly and that there are no delays. And that if we are unluck and miss the connection, UA will be able to put us on a later flight that day. Thanks again!


  • Domestic Transfer
    Feb 5, 2015
    I will have a connection flying from Montana to Newark with a connection of 45 minutes to then fly to Pittsburgh. I'm guessing that this will be enough time since both flights are domestic but I wasn't sure.


    Yes, it should be, however, you may have to transfer from terminal C to Terminal A. There is a bus that runs between them inside security, but if your inbound flight is delayed and you do have to change terminals, you'll probably have a tough time making your connection.


  • Question about connection time in EWR
    Feb 5, 2015
    I am planning to arrive in EWR via United from Orlando and then connect to a United flight to Delhi. Whether a connection time of one and half hours enough?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both be in Terminal C.


  • termina A to B on two different tix
    Feb 4, 2015
    Flying into EWR on United into Terminal A and then flying out on Swiss Air from Terminal B. I will have to pick up bags and then recheck them through Swiss Air in Terminal B. What is best way to get from baggage claim in Terminal A to Terminal B?


    The only way between them is the AirTrain.


  • Connecting from Terminal B to C
    Feb 3, 2015
    This August, we are scheduled to arrive on Lufthansa from FRA @ 3:45pm, connecting to LAS on United departing @ 5:30. We have Global Entry and TSA pre-check. Is there enough time to make our connection or should we switch to the 7:30 United flight?


    Yes, with Global Entry and PreCheck I think that is definitely enough time.


  • Security before international flight
    Feb 2, 2015
    I will be taking a flight from Chicago O Hare to Newark to Mumbai. I have a one hour connection between the Ohare flight and the Mumbai flight. Will I make it? Do I need to go through security again once I arrive in Newark?


    That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do in Newark is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Pick up bags?
    Jan 29, 2015
    I am flying with United Airlines from Ecuador (stopping in Panama) to Newark, arriving 3:20 PM in terminal C. My flight with SAS to Copenhagen from terminal B departs at 5:30 PM. Two dif purchased flights. Do I have to do migration, pick up bag, go to the other terminal, check in and do security? Or will my bag go directly to CPH and I'm just able to go to the other terminal from inside the airport (no migration)? Will I make it?


    You can ask the Copa agent in Ecuador and show him your SAS confirmation. However, they are not obligated to check your bag through. And either way, you will have to claim your bag in Newark to go through US Customs. If it is tagged through to CPH then you can drop it at the re-check desk, but yes, if they only tag it through to EWR you will have to take it to the SAS counter in Terminal B. Every passenger arriving in the US has to go through US Immigration, even if they are connecting on elsewhere.


  • Flying domestic into terminal A and transfer to terminal B for Zurich
    Feb 2, 2015
    United express lands at 8.30 pm and Swiss Airlines departs at 10.00PM then what is the best way to go from terminal A to B without security. Does the shuttle bus is just between the terminals or to other places too. its a one ticket so i think i dont have to recheck them. Please advise Thanks, also provide information if available from B terminal which gate Swiss airlines operate for Zurich Thanks .


    Yes, the shuttle bus is the only connection inside security. The shuttle bus takes you to the same part of Terminal B where the Swiss flight departs. It appears to use gate B67.


    Thanks for replying could you please tell me the frequency of bus and from which A gate i get the bus within the security


    The bus runs once every 10 minutes or so. The bus leaves from near A28.


    What if my flight was not united. Can I still take this bus shuttle to terminal b from a. Does the bus leaves from level 2? Since arrivals are level 2 ? Does this runs only between terminals a b an d c or it goes to other parking garages too ? Thanks


    The bus does not go to parking garages, the AirTrain does. The Bus only operates from the United Express pier of Terminal A. If you are not flying United Express you need to exit security and take the airtrain and go back through security in B.


  • connection to sacramento
    Jan 29, 2015
    Hi- flying from newcastle UK to sacramento all on united , when I land at Newark and go through immigration will I have to pick up my cases or will they go direct on to the next flight because it is the same carrier ( united) , also is 2 hours long enough to go through immigration and get to my departure terminal


    Yes, in Newark you will arrive in Terminal B or C, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then you can re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Your next flight will depart from Terminal A or C. If you arrived at Terminal B you will have to take the AirTrain to your departure terminal. Then you will go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Baggage Claim
    Jan 26, 2015
    Hi I booked my flight from NASHVILLE -> EWR - United airline and then NEWARK -.> MUMBAI - Air India. So I have to claim my Baggage, is it?


    Did you purchase it as one ticket or separate tickets? If separate yes, you will have to claim your bags from United and bring them to Air India.


  • From terminal B to Terminal B
    Jan 26, 2015
    Hi I know that I can travel to A using AIRTRAIN but give me some specific train number or any sign that I can understand this is my train means LAST STATION or ANY NUMBER?


    Its from T-B to T-A and also for T-A to T-B.


    The AirTrain is a very simple train. It just goes from a larger train station and parking area to the three terminals. There are no train numbers. In the station there will be a sign showing which side of the platform to board on to get to Terminal A.


    Hi I booked my ticket to nashville from mumbai with Newark stop of 5 hrs. So I need to check in my hand luggage to UNITED counter and make my boarding card OR directly go to SECURITY?


    After you clear customs there will be a transfer desk right there. Assuming your bags are tagged to BNA, you can re-check your bags there. You do not have to take them up to the departure level or to any other terminal with you.


  • do i have to leave security between terminals a and b?
    Jan 22, 2015
    I've got a connection at Newark where I fly into terminal A and leave for my connecting flight through terminal B. Do I need to leave security to get from one terminal to another or can I get to the other terminal within security?


    United has a shuttle bus from the United Express pier of Terminal A to Terminal B. Otherwise you will have to take the AirTrain and go through security in B.


  • Booking a flight with a Newark Connection
    Jan 21, 2015
    Hi, I am trying to book a flight from Jacksonville to Quebec City in June. The only flight I am finding that arrives early in the day has a 48 minute layover in Newark. Is this possible? It seems a little short to me, but I'm really hoping to arrive in Quebec City early in the day. Both flights are with United on June 21st. Leaving Jacksonville at 6 am and arriving at 8:12 a.m. and then leaving Newark at 9:00 a.m. and arriving in Quebec at 10:34 a.m. Would I have to collect and re-check my bags or will they be automatically moved? Would it be better to try to find a longer layover even if it means arriving at night or paying more?


    Your bags will be automatically moved. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. However, they may end up being in different terminals. However, United has a shuttle bus that runs inside security between their terminals. It's certainly a possible connection but does bear some level of risk.


  • Oslo-Heathrow-EWR-tToronto
    Jan 17, 2015
    We are a Norwegian family traveling on United from Oslo via Heathrow and Newark to Toronto Pearson. We have almsot 90 minutes between the flight from Haethrow landing in terminal B (20:30) and the flight to Toronto leaving from terminal C (21:57). Do we have enough time? Should we have checked inn luggage or should we only take handbags not to waste time? What do we have to do in Newark and how long does it usually take? This will be on thursady evening! Thank you


    Upon arrival in Terminal B or C (United international flights can arrive at either), You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Then check the monitors, your flight to Toronto will actually likely depart from Terminal A, but may depart from Terminal C. If you arrived in a different terminal than you are departing from, take the AirTrain to your departing terminal, go through security, and to your gate. You should barely have enough time if your first flight is on-time. If you miss your connection you will likely have to spend the night in New York since the 21:57 flight is likely the last flight to Toronto. Only having hand luggage will save you time.


    Thank you very much ZAP, we really appreciate your help!


  • Toronto -> Newark -> San Jose, Costa Rica
    Jan 16, 2015
    I'm travelling from Toronto via Newark to Costa Rica, both legs on United, but with only 45 minutes to make the connection in Newark. I assume that I'll clear US customs in Toronto and am planning to take carry-on only, so that I don't have to claim and re-check my bags, but is this still cutting it too close?


    The issue is that you may arrive in Terminal A on your flight from Toronto. This requires you to take a shuttle bus to Terminal C for your flight to San Jose. The shuttle runs inside security but you will have to hope it comes quickly and run once you get to terminal C in order to make your flight.


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