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  • Lost baggage for 9-day business trip requires replacing suits
    Jan 9, 2017
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    My best suits, plus accessories, were in my bags, along with gifts, some of them purchased abroad. I don't have receipts for anything (never had a problem with lost luggage). Can I get reimbursed for clothing I will need and for my overseas gifts (nothing too fancy, just t-shirts and sweatshirts, but international postage is involved)?

     

    You'll have to contact your airline.

     

  • Problems with lost luggage when re-checking bags
    Jan 8, 2017
    2
    I am concerned that security may not be tight enough once you go through immigration and drop off your bags to be re-checked to your final destination. Mine is now missing. How do I explain to United baggage claim that the two men accepting my luggage felt, well, suspicious? (I didn't get a good feeling dropping it off...and am beating up myself for simply not taking it with me overnight).

     

    Was your bag tagged to your final destination? If it was an overnight connection it probably wasn't and that's why your bag didn't end up at your final destination. If it was tagged properly, it's possible that they thought it was a bag that had missed its connection and not a bag that had a connection the next day.

     

    The bag was tagged properly, yes. There was a problem with the tag, but the person accepting the bag asked a colleague for computerized help with the matter. The man at the computer waved the bagged on through to a storage area in the re-check baggage section. Short answer: The bag was tagged and tagged well.

     

  • 2 hrs 10 min transit time to Honduras
    Jan 19, 2017
    2
    Hi friends, I am a bit afraid of having enough time to do my connection in 2hrs 10 min in Newark. I will be arriving to NWR on Saturday at 4 p.m. with United from London Heathrow, my flight to San Pedro Sula is at 6 10 p.m. Could you please tell me if I have enough time? And what happens if I cannot make it? First time flying with United... Thank you very much

     

    Yes, that is just enough time. If you miss your connection you will either be sent to Houston and then on a flight to San Pedro Sula from there or sent on the next day's nonstop flight from Newark to San Pedro Sula.

     

    Thank you for your reply, I appreciate it. One more question, is it really true I will have to claim my luggage and check it in again as I had read in some of the older posts...? I have travelled a lot and have had many connecting flights but this never happened to me , always my luggage went straight through to my final destination.. Thank you

     

  • Connection time
    Jan 6, 2017
    3
    I will arrive Newark with United at terminal C at 3.40pm with a connecting flight to Europe from terminal B at 5.30pm. Will this be sufficient transfer time with only carry on luggage?

     

    Is your first flight domestic? If so that's plenty of time. United runs a shuttle from Terminal C to their partner gates in Terminal B inside security.

     

    No, I'm flying in from Providenciales, TC, and then on to Europe with SAS.

     

    Then there's actually a good chance both flights will be in Terminal B. You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, possibly change terminals on the AirTrain, and go through security. You have just enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • 2 hrs 10 Min transit to Mexico
    Jan 6, 2017
    4
    Dear Friends, i am flying united airlines to Mexico and i have a 2 hrs 10 min in Newark airport. Will this time be sufficient to clear immigration, customs, picking luggage and finishing security. Please guide me. Thanks in advance.

     

    Where are you flying into Newark from?

     

    I am flying from Mumbai. I have a USA visa.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from Mumbai is on-time.

     

    Thanks for the response.

     

  • LAX to EWR to Punta Cana
    Jan 3, 2017
    1
    Hi, my fiance and I are honeymooning in Punta Cana DR. We have a 1 hour layover connection at EWR from LAX en route to the DR, on a United Flight. Is this enough time?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in EWR is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal C.

     

  • Connection time
    Jan 3, 2017
    1
    Hello, I ll be on a 1h40 transfer in Newark, arriving from Brussels on a Lufthansa flight and then taking a flight to Panama with UA for another transfer before getting to my final destination Costa Rica. Do I have to go through customs? Or just walk straight to my next flight? Do I have enough time to catch my flight? Thank you for your help. Regards Aude

     

    Both flights will be on United. Yes, in Newark you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, possibly take the AirTrain to Terminal C, then go through security and to your departure gate. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • Terminal B to C
    Jan 3, 2017
    1
    Hi, I have a connecting flight to LAX (from Europe). SAS coming in, UA going out, one reservation. How long time does it take to get from terminal B to terminal C? Do I have to collect my bags etc? I have a 1:35 hours transition window.

     

    Yes, you will arrive in B, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the AirTrain to Terminal C, and go through security. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.

     

  • transit EWR
    Jan 3, 2017
    1
    hello, a client will transfer in Newark (arriving with UA from Hong Kong, departing with Copa to Panama), with seperate tickets and he only has1 hour transit time. is this enough? does he need to claim his luggage? thanks

     

    No, he does not have enough time and that's completely impossible. You need to rebook him. He will have to go through US Immigration, claim his bags, go through US Customs, then possibly take the AirTrain to Terminal B, then re-check his bags with Copa then go through security. It's completely impossible to do that in an hour.

     

  • Chicago to Newark to Edinburgh
    Jan 1, 2016
    2
    Hello, I have a connection time of 1 hour 5 mins in Newark. I will be arriving from Newark from Chicago (eta 8.45pm) and going to Edinburgh (flight leaves at 9.50pm). Judging by recent United flights, I should arrive at Terminal C and depart from Terminal C. Is this enough time? Do we just need to get off the Chicago flight and make our way to our departure gate? (No security or checked baggage?)

     

    Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Chicago is on-time. Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thanks Zap!

     

  • how to get from terminal b to a at Newark.
    Jan 1, 2016
    3
    Hi I am arriving at Newark terminal B from Europe (SAS flight) and will continue from terminal A to San Diego. Do I need to claim my luggage and recheck at terminal B? Is the air train the most simplest way to go between the terminals or can you walk between? Best

     

    What airline are you flying to San Diego? You will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs. Are your tickets purchased on one reservation or two separate reservations?

     

    Ok thanks. I have made one reservation SAS to US and Alaska airlines to San diego.

     

    OK, then you will arrive in Terminal B, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the AirTrain to Terminal A, get your Alaska boarding pass if SAS can't issue it, and go through security.

     

  • Flying United UA1484 POP, Puerto Plata, Jan. 1, arrivimg EWR 17:50
    Jan 1, 2016
    1
    I have connecting flight to Vancouver, Air Canada, flight AC549, at 19:00. Will I have to clear customs/security at EWR, how to get to AC gate? Distance? Will I make my connection?

     

    Yes, in Newark you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the AirTrain to Terminal A and go through security and to your departure gate. I do not think you have enough time for your connection. 90 minutes would be the bare minimum.

     

  • Is 35 minute layover enough time?
    Dec 28, 2016
    1
    Hi, I have a connecting flight in Newark to St. Louis. Comming from Burlington VT.My flights are in the same terminal ( A) gates 23 and 27A is 35 minutes enough time to catch my connecting flight?

     

    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time.

     

  • Change of terminals
    Dec 28, 2016
    1
    i'm flying United in from Pittsburgh to EWR and then flying out with SAS. I have a 1 hour window for connection. Is this enough time? Do I have to go back through security?

     

    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly. United does run a shuttle bus inside security from their terminals A and C to the SAS gates in B.

     

  • Milwaukee to Newark to Edinburgh
    Jan 3, 2017
    2
    I have a flight from milwaukee to Newark and then a flight to edinburgh: both flights are with united airlines: do I need to read-check my baggage? Are the arrival and departure terminals the same? Also, do I need to go through immigration again? Thank you!

     

    You do not have to re-check your bags. There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. You just have to go from your arrival gate. You will likely arrive in Terminal A and depart from Terminal C. United runs a shuttle bus between them inside security.

     

    Thank you! So if I'm arriving at terminal A, where do I go to get a shuttle to terminal C? Also, my baggage I don't need to collect it? Will it be transported for my next flight?

     

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