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  • EWR to SJO arriveing from Canada with 1 hour layover
    Jun 23, 2015
    Hello I only have a 1 hour layover in Newark before departing for Costa Rica. My flight originates from Canada. Will I be able to make my connection? Will I have to clear customs and pick up my luggage and re-check it or witll my luggage be sent to my destination. Any help is appreciated


    Where in Canada are you coming from? Were both tickets bought together on the same reservation?


    Coming from Montreal and all tickets were purchased together


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. All you have to do in Newark is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will probably arrive in Terminal A and depart from Terminal C. United runs a shuttle bus inside security between the terminals. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • connecting between terminals
    Jun 22, 2015
    I have 2 set of tickets one on United and one on TAP airlines, will need to pickup my bags at UA baggage claim, then to checkin at TAP airlines, when I arrive at Terminal C, how long does it take to walk from Terminal C, baggage claim to Terminal B International checkin counters?


    You can show your TAP confirmation to the United agent in your origin city and they may check your bags through to TAP for you. Otherwise you will have to claim them from United and take them to Terminal B on the airtrain. It shouldn't take more than 15 minutes from when you get your bags to get to Terminal B.


    How do you catch the airtrain once you've claimed your luggage? and is walking to from Terminal C to B not advisable? I have 3 hours between flights, and if I choose to walk, how long will it take?


    It's a bit of a difficult walk. I would take the train. There will be lots of signs to the airtrain in the baggage claim.


  • Info on terminal connections, baggage recheck, assistance to terminals
    Jun 21, 2015
    Hi, I have never had to find my way around an airport and am flying from buffalo Niagara to Newark Liberty than to Lisbon Portugal. Please help, when will I go thru customs in NJ or once I land in Portugal? My flights are all thru United so can my bags remain checked through out the trip. The plane from Buffalo is thru United express/ republic both to and from Newark. Will these bags have to be reclaimed and rechecked at Newark airport. Is there any way (I am 61 years old) that I can get help at Newark airport getting me to the correct terminal and gate. Is wheel chairs assistance for handicapped only? Do you have any idea which terminals I will use flying into from buffalo at Newark and out of to Lisbon and then visa a versa? Please advise!


    You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Schengen passport control when you get to Portugal. You do not have to do anything with your bags in Newark on the way to Portugal. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. On your way to Lisbon you will arrive in terminal A or C, and depart from Terminal C. There is a shuttle bus inside security between A and C. You can ask any United employee for help if you have trouble finding it. On the way back from Lisbon, you will arrive in Terminal B or C, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and re-check your bags at the transfer desk immediately after. Your flight to Buffalo will depart from Terminal A or C. If you need to change terminals you can take the AirTrain to either A or C. Then you will go through security and to your departure gate to Buffalo.


    Jun 21, 2015
    Hi, We land from TLV in Terminal B at 5:40 a.m. and have a flight by Porter to YTZ at 8:40. do we have to go through immigration and collect our luggage? or is there a short way to go to hour 2nd flight to Canada?


    Yes, if you are on El Al you will arrive in Terminal B, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then if your bags are tagged through to YTZ you can drop them at the re-check desk. Otherwise you will have to go up to the departure level and check them with Porter, get your Porter boarding pass, and go through security and to your gate. You should have enough time.


    thank you. Hiw do i get my bags tagged to YTZ? Is it done at TLV?


    If you purchased your tickets on one reservation and El Al and Porter have an interline agreement they can be tagged to YTZ. Otherwise you will definitely have to bring them to the Porter Check-In desk in Newark.


  • Connecting from TA to TB
    Jun 20, 2015
    Hello. On a monday of early April 2016, I'd be flying in EWR from CVG, landing at Terminal A at 15:43 on a RJ of United, and connecting for an international flight to Copenhagen leaving at 17:40 from Terminal B (let's say 2 hours later). This flight would be operated by SAS, and both flights would be on the same ticket bought via SAS. My question is about wether or not I'd have to collect luggage to go through security and, the usual "will I have enough time" (what is the mean time one could expect for transfering between A to B if everything goes smooth, so I can have an idea of how much late my first flight could be, although I understand it depends on a lot of factors). Thanx a lot.


    No, you do not have to collect luggage. All you have to do is take the AirTrain From Terminal A to Terminal B and go through security. Your first flight could be up to an hour late and I think you'd be OK. You can also take an airside shuttle bus from C to B, and this would mean you wouldn't have to go through security, but the bus runs less often and the security lines in B aren't usually very long.


    Jun 17, 2015
    I purchased separate tickets. I fly southwest from denver to EWR. I reach EWR terminal A. And then i have to take Cathay pacific from Terminal B. I have 2 hours and 30 min between my flights. Is this time enough for me to change the terminals ? I will have to claim the luggage and then again take it to the other terminal. Should i take the airtran or the bus shuttle to go to the other terminal ? Any information will be appreciated.


    You have to take the AirTrain. That should be enough time if your Southwest flight is on-time.


  • Customs
    Jun 16, 2015
    We are flying from TLV to EWR and then to CLT. We have 1hr 52 min between flights from EWR to CLT. Will that be enough time to go through customs and get on the next flight? Will we have to go back through security or our we OK since we are still in the terminal? i believe we will be coming in to terminal C and leaving terminal A. Thanks so much for any advice/assistance...


    You will arrive in Terminal C, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and re-check your bags at the re-check desk. At that point you will be outside security. If your flight leaves from Terminal A, you can take the AirTrain there and then go through security.


    Jun 15, 2015
    Hi, I have a flight Birmingham (UK) to Newark with United Airlines that lands at 12:05. I have then got a flight from Newark to Dallas at 15:15 with American Airlines. Will I have enough time to collect my bags and check in for the second flight? Which terminals will I land/take-off from? Thanks


    That is plenty of time. Yes, you will arrive in Terminal B or C, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk immediately after. Then check the monitors or united.com as your flight to Dallas could leave from Terminal A or C. Take the AirTrain if you need to change terminals, then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Transferring at EWR
    Jun 16, 2015
    my daughter is travelling alone for the first time on 16th June travelling on United from London LHR to Newark EWR and then on to Portland, Maine PWM. Will she need to claim and re-check in her baggage?


    Yes, in Newark she will arrive in Terminal B or C, go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk. Then she needs to see where her PWM flight will depart. It could depart from Terminal A or C. She then needs to take the AirTrain to her departure terminal *unless both flights are in C) and go through security and to her departure gate.


    thanks so much for your helpful advice


    Is your daughter by any chance flying this morning (the 16th) on the 10:35 flight? My 15 year old daughter is also on that flight and continuing on to Philadelphia. Do you think they could try to connect and go through this together? you can contact me directly at jodie.asaraf@ymca.org.il if you want to try to do this.


    Sorry Jodie not to have seen your message before now. My daughter is travelling on the previous flight so won't be able to help. Hope it all goes smoothly.


  • connecting flight
    Jun 12, 2015
    I'm traveling from mumbai (air India) and have a 5 hours transit in Newark before heading to orlando (United Airlines) (connecting flight from mumbai to orlando). I am arriving EWR at terminal B and departing to Orlando from terminal C. Do I need collect my bags to go through customs in Newark and at which terminal. After this is done am I able to leave the airport to go into the city and then return to check in and go through security for my orlando flight at terminal C? Do I need transit visa to leave the airport? how long before the departure of flight I need to report for check-in for my orlando flight (united airlines) terminal C.


    I answered this the other time you posted it.


  • Connecting flight to Dublin
    Jun 11, 2015
    Hi My wife and son are travelling from Mumbai to Columbus OH via EWR terminal. They have United AL tickets. Do they need to go through Custom and immigration by collecting baggage. Please let me know process and how much time is ok to take second flight from EWR to Coloumbus OH


    Yes, in Newark they will go through US Immigration, claim their bags, go through US Customs, re-check their bags at the transfer desk, and then go to the departure level and through security. 90 minutes is the bare minimum for this but I recommend at least 2 hours.


  • Getting Lost.
    Jun 9, 2015
    I travelled from Birmingham England, on arrival for a connection flight to Houston, I got completely lost, I had no idea where to go, a very nice air steward who was on the Houston flight was extremely helpful. as by now I was near to tears, he arranged a wheelchair with someone to take me through to the boarding gate, I then had the same problem at Houston......I leave for the Uk on 21st June, I am dreading getting lost again, I am 75 years old and traveling alone, can I get help to be taken to the boarding area's ? Thank you for listening to me.


    If you would like to request wheelchair service again you can call United. However your connection on the way back to England will be much more simple as all you will have to do in Newark is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal C.


  • Transfer Time
    Jun 9, 2015
    Arriving EWR from Glasgow United 162 ETA 1145. Now rescheduled to Chicago ORD on United 755 ETD 1355. As we have to clear Customs and Immigration into the USA, retrieve and recheck bags and possibly change terminals, is the theoretical 1 hour 50 minutes connect time realistically sufficient ?


    Yes, 2 hrs 10 minutes is still possible. Even if you miss your connection, United has hourly flights from Newark to ORD.


    Thank You.


  • 7hr layover to Canada
    Jun 8, 2015
    Planning on flying United from SFO -> EWR -> YOW (Ottawa), arriving at 8AM to EWR and departing at 4PM, would our bags have to be collected and rechecked for the second leg? Was hoping to make a day trip in NYC. Thanks!


    No, you will not have to collect your bags in Newark. Yes, you can head into the city.


  • Vancouver-Newark-Dublin
    Jun 7, 2015
    I'll be flying from Vancouver to Dublin via Newark. I have a 1 hour 48 min layover in Newark. Will this be enough to make my connection? And will I have to check my bags in again or will they be checked in for the entire journey? Both flights are with United.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you will have to do in Newark is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal C. You have plenty of time.


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