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Consolidated Connection time/logistics-Domestic & International at EWR

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 Jan 10, 16, 10:45 am
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I'm flying from CDG - EWR, arriving Terminal C on United.

Then I have 95 minutes to catch an Air Canada flight to YYZ from Terminal A.

What's my best route - Airtrain & go through security?
Or can I take the United shuttle from C to A? (not sure I can since I'm changing airlines, although all on one ticket). I'm a Canadian citizen.
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Old Jan 10, 16, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by Tblack15 View Post
I'm not so sure about that. Only door A has a Premier/PreCheck line. When I was there on 27DEC, both door 2 & 3 had lines that led DOWNSTAIRS. Even PreCheck for me was at least 3x the standard time. Granted that may have been Christmas traffic, but EWR C is usually quite packed.
I was shocked when I walked out of EWR at 6 PM on a Wednesday and saw the C1 security line winding along the wall, and then when I went one level down, there was a line to let people go up!

Thank my lucky stars I have TSA Precheck, but shutting down the C2 security line has made things pretty nuts for everyone else.
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Old Jan 10, 16, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by JeffersonCampervan View Post
I'm flying from CDG - EWR, arriving Terminal C on United.

Then I have 95 minutes to catch an Air Canada flight to YYZ from Terminal A.

What's my best route - Airtrain & go through security?
Or can I take the United shuttle from C to A? (not sure I can since I'm changing airlines, although all on one ticket). I'm a Canadian citizen.
Depends upon time of day. Last year we arrived from Zurich on UA around noon and the arrival hall was virtually empty. We took a train to our connecting termjnal, cleared PREcheck in about three minutes and were in the United Club about 30 minutes after we stepped off the plane.
My experience says to take the train. You never know how long it will be til the next shuttle bus and, I believe, you're going to have to clear security regardless.
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Old Jan 10, 16, 12:39 pm
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Thanks Ken - the possibility of not having to clear security again by utilizing the shuttle was a major draw. If that's not the case, I may as well use the Airtrain.

My transfer will be between 1 PM & 2:35.
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Old Jan 10, 16, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by JeffersonCampervan View Post
Thanks Ken - the possibility of not having to clear security again by utilizing the shuttle was a major draw. If that's not the case, I may as well use the Airtrain.

My transfer will be between 1 PM & 2:35.
I'm pretty sure that's the case (reclearing security) or we would have definitely used the shuttle.
With your arrival at 1300 you're probably going to be fine. Do you have Global Entry? That would be even better. And having a seat near the front of the plane always helps, too.
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Old Jan 10, 16, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by JeffersonCampervan View Post
the possibility of not having to clear security again by utilizing the shuttle was a major draw. If that's not the case, I may as well use the Airtrain.
You must clear customs and immigration and then reclear security.

If you check bags, you may have a tough time making that connection.

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Old Jan 10, 16, 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by JeffersonCampervan View Post
I'm flying from CDG - EWR, arriving Terminal C on United.

Then I have 95 minutes to catch an Air Canada flight to YYZ from Terminal A.
The C<->A shuttle goes to the UX pod in A. There's no way to go between pods in Terminal A without exiting security.
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Old Jan 10, 16, 4:15 pm
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Don't forget that some UA Int'l arrivals into Newark arrive into Terminal B. Which would put you one terminal closer to A.
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Old Jan 11, 16, 5:45 am
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Thanks everyone- that helps a lot. This will be my first time to EWR since the days of People's Express & City Express

I expect to have no checked luggage.
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Old Jan 15, 16, 9:44 am
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I have a 9am UA flight tomorrow out of Terminal A, first time out of Newark in ages. What time would you suggest I arrive @ EWR? Have TSA pre. Thanks.
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Old Jan 15, 16, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by miles4CDG View Post
I have a 9am UA flight tomorrow out of Terminal A, first time out of Newark in ages. What time would you suggest I arrive @ EWR? Have TSA pre. Thanks.
I don't fly out of EWR a lot but 0900 might not be too bad on a Saturday morning this time of year. PRE can be screwy there. Checking bags?

It might be overkill but I would be walking into the building no later than 0730.
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Old Jan 15, 16, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by Kensterfly View Post
I don't fly out of EWR a lot but 0900 might not be too bad on a Saturday morning this time of year. PRE can be screwy there. Checking bags?

It might be overkill but I would be walking into the building no later than 0730.
Thanks Kensterfly! No checked bags.
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Old Jan 18, 16, 7:50 pm
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The KVS Tool shows different MCT's for Standard and a UA-UA Online. I am assuming UA-UA Online is a United to United connection and Standard would be anything not United to United? Additionally, any idea why UA Premier Desk agents are always utilizing the Standard MCT's?
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Old Jan 21, 16, 7:39 am
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Flight Change Over - Edinburgh to Newark on United

Hi - We'll be visiting Scotland and returning via Newark.

I want to know, when we return to Newark via United, will we have to claim our baggage and clear customs before changing planes?

The reason I ask is that my father does not want to take the second leg, and leave directly from Newark. I will continue to another flight. He's also booked on that flight and he will need his baggage. Unfortunately, due to the way the travel agency books the tickets, there is no way for them to cancel his second leg. If he has to claim his baggage before reentering security, he would just leave.
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Old Jan 21, 16, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by darrencp22 View Post
Hi - We'll be visiting Scotland and returning via Newark.

I want to know, when we return to Newark via United, will we have to claim our baggage and clear customs before changing planes?

The reason I ask is that my father does not want to take the second leg, and leave directly from Newark. I will continue to another flight. He's also booked on that flight and he will need his baggage. Unfortunately, due to the way the travel agency books the tickets, there is no way for them to cancel his second leg. If he has to claim his baggage before reentering security, he would just leave.
Since EWR will be your first point of entry into the US, you will need to clear immigration and customs (collect bags). They will not be checked through (unless you clear immigration and customs before you arrive, but Scotland is not one of those locations).
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