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EWR United Club Status as of February 2022
Terminal A - A2 concourse, 5:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. daily
C1 - Near gate C74, upper level, 5:15 a.m. 9:45 p.m. daily (under renovation)
C2 - Pop-up location near C93 - , 2:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. daily, no hot food
C3- New club C123

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Old Aug 2, 21, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by goodeats21 View Post
So, looks like United is back to using their "A" gates for UAX operations. And of course, did not open the United Club in A.

I was told there are plans to reopen it this month, but no firm date.
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Originally Posted by Dirigible View Post
Hi FlyerTalk. I've got an important work call I'll likely have to take from the airport tomorrow (unless I change my flight). Wondering if anyone has recently visited either of the United clubs at EWR, and can provide any insight into how busy they are lately / how strong the WiFi is. Curious how covid closures may be affecting things. This would be around midday on a weekday. Thanks for any thoughts!
Go to the C-2 Club, not the pop-up club. The pop-up club walls don't extend to the ceiling, so you hear all the nearby announcements. It can be very noisy.
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Old Aug 3, 21, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
I was told there are plans to reopen it this month, but no firm date.
I asked yesterday at the C74 club when the "A" club would reopen...radio silence
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Another flight in Terminal A. United Club there still closed.
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Originally Posted by goodeats21 View Post
Another flight in Terminal A. United Club there still closed.
Yeah, stuck in A now do to crew issues, would have been nice to be able to go into the lounge as genpop in A is sweltering right now.
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
I was told there are plans to reopen it this month, but no firm date.
Due to current limited connections, I have a 5 hour 40 minute connection in EWR on 8/21 (BCN-EWR-STL), with connecting flight likely to leave from Terminal A. The only potential to shorten it would add an extra leg, with a 40 minute connection in ORD, and only get me to the destination about 40 minutes earlier, so not really worth it.

Given the current lounge situation, even if the UC in A reopens, would it make more sense to inquire about a day room at the Marriott, rather than finding a place in any of the terminals to kill time?

Terminal A does have Precheck, correct?
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Old Aug 10, 21, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by Chalmers3716 View Post
Due to current limited connections, I have a 5 hour 40 minute connection in EWR on 8/21 (BCN-EWR-STL), with connecting flight likely to leave from Terminal A. The only potential to shorten it would add an extra leg, with a 40 minute connection in ORD, and only get me to the destination about 40 minutes earlier, so not really worth it.

Given the current lounge situation, even if the UC in A reopens, would it make more sense to inquire about a day room at the Marriott, rather than finding a place in any of the terminals to kill time?

Terminal A does have Precheck, correct?
Clearing security at EWR (particularly with Clear and/or Precheck) is always a better experience at terminal C than it is at terminal A. I'd enter at C and camp out at the C-74 United Club. When it comes time to go to the gate, the inter-terminal bus is nt too far from that club.
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Old Aug 10, 21, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by Xyzzy View Post
Clearing security at EWR (particularly with Clear and/or Precheck) is always a better experience at terminal C than it is at terminal A. I'd enter at C and camp out at the C-74 United Club. When it comes time to go to the gate, the inter-terminal bus is nt too far from that club.
Couldn't OP hit the AC MLL, or is that closed in A also?
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Originally Posted by AugustusM View Post
Yeah, stuck in A now do to crew issues, would have been nice to be able to go into the lounge as genpop in A is sweltering right now.
My last several UAX flights to/from EWR have been delayed with crew issues. I think mine were all Go Jet.
Gen pop () in A is a crappy experience.

Originally Posted by Chalmers3716 View Post
Due to current limited connections, I have a 5 hour 40 minute connection in EWR on 8/21 (BCN-EWR-STL), with connecting flight likely to leave from Terminal A. The only potential to shorten it would add an extra leg, with a 40 minute connection in ORD, and only get me to the destination about 40 minutes earlier, so not really worth it.

Given the current lounge situation, even if the UC in A reopens, would it make more sense to inquire about a day room at the Marriott, rather than finding a place in any of the terminals to kill time?

Terminal A does have Precheck, correct?
Terminal A - United wing sometimes has Precheck, sometimes has Precheck "lite", and sometimes doesn't have it at all.
(Based on PreCovid operations).

Not sure ~5 hours is worth a trek to Marriott and back. Kinda of a marginal time frame for the benefit of that.

Originally Posted by Xyzzy View Post
Clearing security at EWR (particularly with Clear and/or Precheck) is always a better experience at terminal C than it is at terminal A. I'd enter at C and camp out at the C-74 United Club. When it comes time to go to the gate, the inter-terminal bus is nt too far from that club.
Agreed. 2 notes:
The pop up is now open in the later afternoons as well, providing for a possible change of scenery / escape of crowd option.
Based on my 1 post-covid experience, the bus is not running as frequently as before. So allow plenty of time.
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Old Aug 10, 21, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
Couldn't OP hit the AC MLL, or is that closed in A also?
It's still temporarily closed -- and it's on a different pier from the one UA uses s one has to reclear security when going from there to the UA gates in terminal A.
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Originally Posted by Chalmers3716 View Post
Due to current limited connections, I have a 5 hour 40 minute connection in EWR on 8/21 (BCN-EWR-STL), with connecting flight likely to leave from Terminal A. The only potential to shorten it would add an extra leg, with a 40 minute connection in ORD, and only get me to the destination about 40 minutes earlier, so not really worth it.

Given the current lounge situation, even if the UC in A reopens, would it make more sense to inquire about a day room at the Marriott, rather than finding a place in any of the terminals to kill time?

Terminal A does have Precheck, correct?
Can't comment on current state of A-2 security, but it should have Precheck "lite" at minimum. In the heyday (pre-COVID) there was real Precheck at peak hours.

Assuming on-time arrival and leisurely pace of international arrival and security re-clear, that gives you 3-4 hours to kill. A long time for the UA lounges at EWR. On a Saturday with minimal traffic, I'd jump in an Uber/Lyft and grab lunch/hang out on the water in Hoboken or Jersey City for a couple of hours. NYC is a little longer of a trip, but equally doable.

The United Clubs at Terminal C would get awfully boring for such a long layover, and the Marriott is nothing special unless you really need a midday nap.
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Originally Posted by goodeats21 View Post
Not sure ~5 hours is worth a trek to Marriott and back. Kinda of a marginal time frame for the benefit of that.
I'm somewhat of the same mindset, but the reason I'm considering it is, with the long layover, I'll land in STL at ~9:30, which will be 4:30 am for my body. Having access to a shower would be the main perk of the hotel.

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Assuming on-time arrival and leisurely pace of international arrival and security re-clear, that gives you 3-4 hours to kill. A long time for the UA lounges at EWR. On a Saturday with minimal traffic, I'd jump in an Uber/Lyft and grab lunch/hang out on the water in Hoboken or Jersey City for a couple of hours. NYC is a little longer of a trip, but equally doable.

The United Clubs at Terminal C would get awfully boring for such a long layover, and the Marriott is nothing special unless you really need a midday nap.
I thought about that, or taking the train into Newark for lunch, but, knowing myself, I'll spend the entire time counting down the minutes til when we need to be back, and not sure the added (self-induced) stress is worth it.
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EWR C93 pop-up now open 3:30pm-7:30pm daily. Hope they expand those hours as C74 is just a disaster.
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Old Aug 13, 21, 8:24 am
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So, another flight out of Terminal A, and of course, they still haven't opened the Club here.

Terminal is hot...really hot, at 10 AM. Feel really bad for anyone stuck using this pit in the afternoons.
Oh, and it's crowded. And loud.

I hate this place.
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Another departure from EWR yesterday. C74 was crowded, as always. Pop up was a much better experience...wish it was open longer hours.

I asked the desk when Terminal A was going to open. They said never.
He said that since United doesn't have sole use of the pier now, that there are not enough members using A to bother to open it.
(Jet Blue has use of some of the gates now).

No idea how reliable this is, but if true, is VERY disappointing.
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