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Consolidated Connection time/logistics-Domestic & International at EWR

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United Airlines operates a shuttle bus between Terminals A and C from 5:00am to 10:00pm. In addition, United also operates a shuttle bus connecting Terminal B to Terminals A and C from 10:00am to 10:00pm. The shuttle bus is available at gate A28, B67, and C70 as illustrated in the image above. This service is free and you will not have to go through TSA security again. Please note this shuttle is operated at the sole responsibility of United Airlines and is subject to modification at their discretion.

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Old Jul 29, 18, 6:31 pm
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No immigration and customs til she lands in Canada.
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Old Jul 30, 18, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by Kensterfly View Post
No immigration and customs til she lands in Canada.
Thanks very much!
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Old Jul 30, 18, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by Thunderroad View Post
About two months from now, my wife might fly SFO-EWR-YHZ in economy, with just a carry-on. She'd depart SFO at 11:30 pm, arrive EWR at 7:40 am and then depart EWR at 9 am. Both flights would be UA (well, EWR-YHZ would be United Express). A couple of questions:

1. Is the 1.20 sufficient connection time?
2. I get a bit confused about the immigration pre-clearances between the USA and Canada. She has Global Entry but not Nexus. Am I correct in assuming that, aside from UA checking her passport, she wouldn't deal with immigration until arriving in YHZ?

Thanks for any help.
1. 1h20m should be fine to connect, but she may need to be on her toes about how to navigate the airport, especially if needing to find the bus from C to A.
2. (Already answered)—add on: remind her to bring her GE card, which she will need to show to use the special lanes in Canada.
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Old Aug 8, 18, 6:06 am
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Panic Post - terminal transfer in Newark

We're told that to go from Terminal A to C in Newark, we must exit and return thru Terminal C security.
Ia this correct?
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Old Aug 8, 18, 6:11 am
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No. There is an airside shuttle from C71 to A28 and vice versa. No panic!
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Old Aug 8, 18, 6:12 am
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In the circular area (Terminal A) where the shops are etc., there should be a path for "Transfer to C" ... I think you walk down the stairs, look for that.
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Old Aug 8, 18, 6:14 am
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Originally Posted by Zip View Post
We're told that to go from Terminal A to C in Newark, we must exit and return thru Terminal C security.
Ia this correct?
Usually if you arrive on United or Air Canada into Terminal A (A2), there's a bus that gets you to Terminal C. But if you are arriving with another airline, there's a another section of Terminal A that does not have that bus connection.
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Old Aug 8, 18, 6:22 am
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Much thanks to the 3 replies above. UA put us on Alaska Aiar 790 because of the 3+ hr delay in SEA. Folks there didn't know avout the UA transfer sitr in the UA area, I guess.
Made it with connecting boarding already started.
Again, thanks very very much!!!
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I have a booking coming up for SJU-(UA)-EWR-(LH)-FRA with a 40 minute window to connect at EWR. I rarely fly through EWR and can't recall having ever transfered from UA to LH there. I understand that my UA flight arrives at Terminal C and my LH flight departs from B, how easy is the transfer given the limited time I have? I have TSA Pre if that is of any significance in this instance.
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Old Aug 8, 18, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by StuckinITH View Post
Usually if you arrive on United or Air Canada into Terminal A (A2), there's a bus that gets you to Terminal C. But if you are arriving with another airline, there's a another section of Terminal A that does not have that bus connection.
Is that right? My experience was the shuttle only ran one satellite, specifically not the Air Canada one.
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Originally Posted by ACflyerDE View Post
I have a booking coming up for SJU-(UA)-EWR-(LH)-FRA with a 40 minute window to connect at EWR. I rarely fly through EWR and can't recall having ever transfered from UA to LH there. I understand that my UA flight arrives at Terminal C and my LH flight departs from B, how easy is the transfer given the limited time I have? I have TSA Pre if that is of any significance in this instance.
You can take the connecting bus between Terminal C and Terminal B without having to get out of the secure area so no need to go through security again..

That being said: 40 minutes is shorter than what I would be comfortable with. When is your flight? If between now and your flight, there's a schedule change that shortens the time, if I were you I would use that to ask to be switched to an earlier flight in SJU. Or if you can, try to do a Same Day Change on the day of the flight to an earlier departing flight from SJU.
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Originally Posted by aCavalierInCoach View Post
Is that right? My experience was the shuttle only ran one satellite, specifically not the Air Canada one.
Removed as I confused some code share flights.

You are right, the passengers arriving on Air Canada do not arrive at the satellite with the connecting bus and would have to clear security again.

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Old Aug 8, 18, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by StuckinITH View Post
You can take the connecting bus between Terminal C and Terminal B without having to get out of the secure area so no need to go through security again..

That being said: 40 minutes is shorter than what I would be comfortable with. When is your flight? If between now and your flight, there's a schedule change that shortens the time, if I were you I would use that to ask to be switched to an earlier flight in SJU. Or if you can, try to do a Same Day Change on the day of the flight to an earlier departing flight from SJU.
Thanks a lot for the advice. There is still a few months to go until my flight, so I guess lots of things can happen between now and then schedule-wise. I used a saver award in First (UA) / Business (LH) for this and the UA flight from SJU leaves around 1pm. The earlier flight from SJU leaves around 1am, which would mean a redeye combined with a long layover at EWR. I would much rather take a later flight to FRA on UA metal (no saver availability at this time) that leaves about 2h after the LH flight if that was an option. In case my SJU-EWR flight is rescheduled to depart later and therefore violating the MCT at EWR, would UA open up (saver) award space on the UA flight EWR-FRA for me?
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Old Aug 8, 18, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by ACflyerDE View Post
I have a booking coming up for SJU-(UA)-EWR-(LH)-FRA with a 40 minute window to connect at EWR.
If your LH flight is LH operated (as opposed to a UA operated codeshare), that is not a legal connection. Is that really booked on a single ticket?
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Old Aug 8, 18, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by StuckinITH View Post
That being said: 40 minutes is shorter than what I would be comfortable with. When is your flight? If between now and your flight, there's a schedule change that shortens the time, if I were you I would use that to ask to be switched to an earlier flight in SJU. Or if you can, try to do a Same Day Change on the day of the flight to an earlier departing flight from SJU.
That's nearly a guaranteed missed connection.

As nearly as I can tell, the Minimum Connection Time for UA to LH at EWR is an hour and a half:

UA-UA DI 1.30 ALL - FLT 8715 - 9614
UA-LH DI 1.30
The first block is for UA codeshares on LH, and the second block is for native LH flights.

You should call UA and get them to change your flights.

Originally Posted by ACflyerDE View Post
would much rather take a later flight to FRA on UA metal (no saver availability at this time) that leaves about 2h after the LH flight if that was an option. In case my SJU-EWR flight is rescheduled to depart later and therefore violating the MCT at EWR, would UA open up (saver) award space on the UA flight EWR-FRA for me?
Assuming this is all booked on one ticket, yes, they will absolutely open up saver space for you on that flight, and you should call and ask them to do so.

Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
If your LH flight is LH operated (as opposed to a UA operated codeshare), that is not a legal connection. Is that really booked on a single ticket?
There are no codeshares on award flights (I know you know that; I'm mentioning it for anyone who doesn't). Even if it were a codeshare, though, I don't think it's a legal connection because I think the LH codeshares are all within the flight number range I posted. It's hard to be sure, though.

40 minutes is the MCT for Domestic to International for UA-UA flights not called out with an exception (A->C transfer, widebody or 753 inbound, etc.). However, it's well below the Sensible Connection Time at EWR.

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