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Hello,
I booked a flight through Expedia with United Airlines from Ottawa to Mexico with a stop (connection) in Newark (EWR). The layover is 1 hour. The flight is on Tuesday at 6:05 AM from Ottawa. Arrival at the EWR is at 7:54AM. The flight from Newark to Cancun (Mexico) is at 8:58AM.
I travel with three kids. Will 1 hour be enough ? I started reading that I would need to go through a nightmare of immigration and customs and so on. Please help !
I am hosting a girl from Italy and her dream is to see the Statue of Liberty. This Saturday we fly into EWR at around1:30 ish (depending on air traffic control of course) and her international flight leaves for MXP at 6:35 pm. Do you think we would have time to go see the Statue of Liberty? And if so what means of transportation should we use to get there and back the fastest??
Hi , my flight is UA 108 from HK to newark and i have 7 hours before I take UA2323 to BOSTON. can i exit the airport to the city or have friends to come to airport to visit me? urgent, taking off tomorrow. thanks for the help.
what to do for 12 hrs, at airport then have a 15hrs of flight direct flight ......with 11 yrs old boy..... two suitcase and 2 hand bags.... totally new city...what are best option for food at airport, so we feel better...
Planning on 17 change flight to Bos at ewr. Airchina CA819 arrives at Newark at 1040.
United has 1155, 1400 and 1600 to BOS, which one is better? Thanks
Sorry this should be under gate connection but somehow I clicked it wrongly
If it's two separate reservations, then the best choice would be the 1400.
Hello- i have an overnight layover and trying to decided where is the best place to sleep in the airport. I land at 935 from Rome and leave for cle at 0500. Airport hotel or sleep in the terminal. Thanks :)
Newark is not a great airport for sleeping in. It really depends on what your threshold and budget is though. You'll have only like 5-6 hours to kill from the time when you get out of customs to when you can go back through security.
Hello, just want to check.. I’m flying from Lisbon (TAP) to Vancouver (air canada) with three hour layover. Is three hour enough? Will I need to collect my luggage, go through security and go to a different terminal? I’m traveling with two kids that’s why I’m a bit concern
Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, you will have to do all of that but it's still enough time.
How far is it to get from Terminal C (United Airlines) to Terminal B (Scandinavian Airlines) & do I need to pickup my luggage to be transferred to the next flight? This is a stopover & change planes to go onto next destination.
United runs a shuttle bus inside security from gate C71 to the gate area that SAS uses. If both flights are on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your bags in Newark.
Hello,
I am taking the Delta flight from MSP to Newark that lands in terminal C at 7:30pm. Will that give me enough time to board an international UA flight from Terminal D at 9:00pm (I have one check-in luggage)?
Newark does not use Terminal C in Newark and there is no Terminal D. Delta uses Terminal B and United uses Terminal C. That will be very difficult with checked baggage since you will have to transfer the bags between airlines yourself.
thanks - really helps.
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.