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hi i will be coming in from an internationally flight to EWR arriving around 5pm on a friday and my connection has about 1hr14min. will this be enough time to clear immigration and customs? if not what would happen if i could not make it to the connection on time? thanks
That's not realistically enough time. Are both flights on the same reservation? Where are you flying from and to? What airlines?
yes they are on the same reservation, from tokyo to EWR to ORF, all flight are United Airline. Thank you for the response
Maybe you could make it with no checked bags. Still very risky. I would call United and ask for different flights. Maybe there's a later flight from Newark to Norfolk or maybe you can connect in Chicago or Washington DC instead.
I'm flying into EWR on United with a 4:13 pm arrival and fly out on Norwegian at 11:30 pm. I've decided against trying to go anywhere because I have terrible luck and the train would break down coming back or something. Ha. I'd like to wait in the Norwegian lounge in TB, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to get there? I'm flying on separate tickets, so I assume I have to collect my bags from the United flight and recheck with Norwegian, but not sure if there is anyway to recheck with Norwegian sooner than 2 or 3 hours before the flight? So am I destined to wander around pre-security for 5 hours with my bags? Or is there possibly a way to check in my bags and clear security super early?
Yeah, you'll be stuck outside security until you can re-check your bags with them about 8 PM or so when I expect the Norwegian check-in desk opens. Also, Norwegian uses the El Al lounge in Newark.
My both flights run from Terminal C. My layover is 1 hr 10 mins. Is that time sufficient.
Can somebody tells that i have to go out of terminal or i have to be inside the termianl.
Im flying from ireland to newark and connecting flight to houston on 13th sept united. They changed my flight times few weeks ago giving me 30mins to get my concecting flight. Both in terminal c. Do u think i will make it
Our flight from Shannon arrived at Gate 82 in Terminal C and our departure gate for the next flight 90 minutes later was directly opposite at Gate 83, We had already cleared US Customs & Immigration in Shannon. How did you get on?
What do I do if my plane lands at EWR from Tel Aviv at 5:00pm and next flight isn't until 5:30am next morning

I'll be travelling to Tel Aviv. My flight arrives at Newark airport from Chicago at 12:11 pm. I'll be coming from Brazil so my bags will be rechecked in Chicago. I'll have a carry on probably.

The flight to Tel Aviv leaves at 10:45 pm. Do I have enough time to go to Manhattan and walk around Times Square and the Central Park? Train would be the best way to do it?
I will have a 4 1/2 hr layover to board a flight to Dublin. Any suggestions on how to spend the time?
I really don't know what to do. With baggage claim closing at 1, I'll be stuck with my luggage I assume until my international flight at 10:23 pm. I don't think I can sleep near airside because I'd have to still check in my luggage? Or how will I get to airside? I'm worried about theft as there were several reports. Anyone have any ideas on what to do and where to sleep? Getting a hotel or airbnb isn't much of an option as I'm a student trying to save money.
Sleep in the baggage claim area with your bags. The Airport is very safe. You can check them and go through security at about 4-4:30.
I am trying to book a flight from Dallas (DFW) to Israel (TLV) thru EWR, with United.. I have never visited New York, and had the idea that if I can book a flight with a long layover, it would be a great opportunity to visit the city or Statue of Liberty ...
I have three questions please:
- I will be with two kids alone, 7 and 3.5 years old.. is it possible to do this? or is it just too much of a hassle with kids?
- If it is worth it and doable, what is the minimum layover hours that I will need?
- Where to go? Somewhere I can get a good glimpse, that is also doable with the kids? (My daughter would love to see the Statue of Liberty .. but don't know how busy is the area)

Thank you!
The Statue of Liberty is on an island and seeing it up close is virtually an all-day trip. Doing what you propose would be a major hassle with little kids. EWR is not particularly close to Manhattan. You'd want a minimum of 12 hours to do anything worthwhile.
Hi I have a 2 hrs layover. My flight is from Tokyo to EWR, and from EWR to MCO, so is 2hrs enough? both flights are United airline. thanks!
Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.