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Consolidated EWR connection time/logistics-Domestic & International

Consolidated EWR connection time/logistics-Domestic & International

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MCT for EWR (2012)



https://www.newarkairport.com/at-airport/connecting-flights



United Airlines operates an "air side" shuttle bus between Terminals A and C from 5:00am to 10:00pm. In addition, United also operates a shuttle bus connecting Terminals A and C to terminal B (pier 3, used by Star Alliance carriers), but not in the opposite direction. The shuttle bus is available at gate A28 and C70 as illustrated in the image above. The shuttle drops off passengers at the terminal B through the service entry, that requires walking up 2 flights of stairs - there is no elevator. Only the front bus doors will open for alighting at terminal B.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.

EWR MCT
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.comMinimum Connect Times:
Connecting at EWR
Incoming airline UA
Outgoing airline UA
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STANDARD.D/D...D/I...I/D...I/I.
 ONLINE 1.00 1.15 1.30 1.00
 OFFLINE 1.00 1.15 1.30 1.00
 ** OR * ARE ALL
 UA-UA DD .40 CDS ** - ** TRM C - A
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP W - ALL CDS ** - ** TRM A - C
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998 CDS ** - **
 COUNTRY BS - COUNTRY BM
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998 CDS ** - **
 COUNTRY BZ - COUNTRY BM
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998 CDS ** - **
 COUNTRY BM - COUNTRY BS
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998 CDS ** - **
 COUNTRY BM - COUNTRY BZ
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9999 - FLT 1 - 9999 CDS ** - **
 COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA DD .40 CDS N/A - ** TRM C - A
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP W - ALL CDS N/A - ** TRM A - C
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998 CDS N/A - **
 COUNTRY BS - COUNTRY BM
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998 CDS N/A - **
 COUNTRY BZ - COUNTRY BM
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998 CDS N/A - **
 COUNTRY BM - COUNTRY BS
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998 CDS N/A - **
 COUNTRY BM - COUNTRY BZ
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9999 - FLT 1 - 9999 CDS N/A - **
 COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA DD SUP EQP BUS - ALL CDS N/A - **
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 2836 - 2935 - ALL CDS N/A - **
 UA-UA DD .40 CDS ** - N/A TRM C - A
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998 CDS ** - N/A
 COUNTRY BS - COUNTRY BM
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998 CDS ** - N/A
 COUNTRY BZ - COUNTRY BM
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998 CDS ** - N/A
 COUNTRY BM - COUNTRY BS
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998 CDS ** - N/A
 COUNTRY BM - COUNTRY BZ
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9999 - FLT 1 - 9999 CDS ** - N/A
 COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA DD SUP EQP ALL - BUS CDS ** - N/A
 UA-UA DD SUP ALL - FLT 2836 - 2935 CDS ** - N/A
 UA-UA DD .50 EQP BUS - 753 TRM C - A
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP ALL - 753 TRM C - A
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP 753 - ALL TRM C - A
 UA-UA DD .50 EQP BUS - ALL EQP ALL - W TRM C - A
 UA-UA DD .50 EQP BUS - ALL TRM C - A
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP ALL - W TRM C - A
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP W - ALL TRM C - A
 UA-UA DD .40 TRM C - A
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP ALL - 753 TRM A - C
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP 753 - ALL TRM A - C
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP ALL - W TRM A - C
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP W - ALL TRM A - C
 UA-UA DD .40 TRM A - C
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP 753 - ALL AUA - ALL
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP W - ALL AUA - ALL
 UA-UA DD .40 AUA - ALL
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP 753 - ALL BDA - ALL
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP W - ALL BDA - ALL
 UA-UA DD .40 BDA - ALL
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP 753 - ALL DUB - ALL
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP W - ALL DUB - ALL
 UA-UA DD .40 DUB - ALL
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP 753 - ALL NAS - ALL
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP W - ALL NAS - ALL
 UA-UA DD .40 NAS - ALL
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP 753 - ALL SNN - ALL
 UA-UA DD .45 EQP W - ALL SNN - ALL
 UA-UA DD .40 SNN - ALL
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998
 COUNTRY BS - COUNTRY BM
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998
 COUNTRY BZ - COUNTRY BM
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998
 COUNTRY BM - COUNTRY BS
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - FLT 1 - 9998
 COUNTRY BM - COUNTRY BZ
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 1 - 9999 - FLT 1 - 9999
 COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA DD .35 EQP 753 - ALL
 UA-UA DD .50 EQP BUS - ALL
 UA-UA DD .35 EQP W - ALL
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 2836 - 2935 - FLT 2836 - 2935
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 6000 - 6004 - FLT 2836 - 2935
 UA-UA DD SUP FLT 2836 - 2935 - FLT 6000 - 6004
 UA-UA DD 1.30 ALL - FLT 2836 - 2935
 UA-UA DD 1.30 FLT 2836 - 2935 - ALL
 UA-UA DD .35
 **-UA DD 1.30
 UA-** DD 1.30
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - 2Z
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS 2Z - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AD - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AR - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS BC - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS BT - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS D8 - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS DI - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS DY - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS EK - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS EW - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS F9 - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS H2 - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS HX - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS KC - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS NK - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS O2 - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS PC - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS PD - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS QS - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS RO - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS SY - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS TR - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS TS - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS UX - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS VA - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS VB - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS W6 - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS Y4 - AA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - AR
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - BC
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - BT
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - D8
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - DI
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - DY
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - EK
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - EW
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - F9
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 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - KC
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 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - O2
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - PC
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 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - QS
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - RO
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - SY
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - TR
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - UX
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - VA
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - VB
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - W6
 **-** DD GLSUP CDS AA - Y4
 UA-UA DI SUP CDS ** - ** COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA DI SUP CDS ** - **
 UA-UA DI SUP CDS N/A - ** COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA DI SUP EQP BUS - ALL CDS N/A - **
 UA-UA DI SUP FLT 2836 - 2935 - ALL CDS N/A - **
 UA-UA DI SUP CDS ** - N/A COUNTRY CA - HAV
 UA-UA DI SUP CDS ** - N/A COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA DI .55 EQP 753 - ALL TRM C - A
 UA-UA DI .55 EQP W - ALL TRM C - A
 UA-UA DI 1.00 TRM A - C ALL - TLV
 UA-UA DI .55 EQP 753 - ALL TRM A - C
 UA-UA DI .55 EQP W - ALL TRM A - C
 UA-UA DI .50 TRM A - C
 UA-UA DI 1.00 ALL - TLV
 UA-UA DI SUP FLT 1 - 9999 - FLT 1 - 9999
 COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA DI .45 EQP 753 - ALL
 UA-UA DI .50 EQP BUS - ALL
 UA-UA DI .45 EQP W - ALL
 UA-UA DI 2.00 FLT 2836 - 2935 - ALL
 UA-UA DI .40
 **-UA DI 2.00
 UA-** DI 2.00
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - 2Z
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS 2Z - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AD - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AR - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS BC - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS BT - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS D8 - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS DI - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS DY - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS EK - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS EW - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS F9 - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS H2 - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS HX - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS KC - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS NK - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS O2 - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS PC - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS PD - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS QS - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS RO - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS SY - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS TR - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS TS - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS UX - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS VA - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS VB - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS W6 - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS Y4 - AA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - AR
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - BC
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - BT
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - D8
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - DI
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - DY
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - EK
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - EW
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - F9
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - H2
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - KC
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - NK
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - O2
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - PC
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - PD
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - QS
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - RO
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - SY
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - TR
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - UX
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - VA
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - VB
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - W6
 **-** DI GLSUP CDS AA - Y4
 UA-UA ID SUP CDS ** - ** COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA ID SUP CDS ** - **
 UA-UA ID SUP CDS N/A - ** HAV - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA ID SUP CDS N/A - ** COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA ID SUP CDS ** - N/A COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA ID SUP EQP ALL - BUS CDS ** - N/A
 UA-UA ID SUP ALL - FLT 2836 - 2935 CDS ** - N/A
 UA-UA ID 1.25 TRM B - A
 UA-UA ID 1.25 TRM C - A
 UA-UA ID 1.25 TRM B - C
 UA-UA ID SUP FLT 1 - 9999 - FLT 1 - 9999
 COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA ID 2.30 ALL - FLT 2836 - 2935
 UA-UA ID 1.10
 **-UA ID 2.30
 UA-** ID 2.30
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - 2Z
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS 2Z - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AD - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AR - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS BC - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS BT - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS D8 - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS DI - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS DY - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS EK - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS EW - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS F9 - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS H2 - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS HX - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS KC - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS NK - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS O2 - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS PC - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS PD - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS QS - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS RO - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS SY - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS TR - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS TS - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS UX - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS VA - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS VB - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS W6 - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS Y4 - AA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - AR
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - BC
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - BT
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - D8
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - DI
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - DY
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - EK
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - EW
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - F9
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - H2
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - KC
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - NK
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - O2
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - PC
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - PD
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - QS
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - RO
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - SY
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - TR
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - UX
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - VA
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - VB
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - W6
 **-** ID GLSUP CDS AA - Y4
 UA-UA II SUP CDS ** - ** COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA II SUP CDS ** - **
 UA-UA II SUP CDS N/A - ** HAV - ALL
 UA-UA II SUP CDS N/A - ** COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA II SUP CDS ** - N/A ALL - HAV
 UA-UA II SUP CDS ** - N/A COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA II 1.25 TRM B - C
 UA-UA II SUP FLT 1 - 9999 - FLT 1 - 9999
 COUNTRY CA - COUNTRY CA
 UA-UA II 1.10
 **-UA II SUP ALL - FLT 1 - 9998 ALL - HAV
 **-UA II 2.30
 UA-** II SUP FLT 1 - 9998 - ALL HAV - ALL
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - 2Z
 **-** II GLSUP CDS 2Z - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AD - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AR - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS BC - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS BT - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS D8 - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS DI - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS DY - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS EK - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS EW - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS F9 - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS H2 - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS HX - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS KC - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS NK - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS O2 - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS PC - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS PD - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS QS - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS RO - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS SY - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS TR - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS TS - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS UX - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS VA - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS VB - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS W6 - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS Y4 - AA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - AR
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - BC
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - BT
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - D8
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - DI
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - DY
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - EK
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - EW
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - F9
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - H2
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - KC
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - NK
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - O2
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - PC
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - PD
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - QS
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - RO
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - SY
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - TR
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - UX
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - VA
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - VB
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - W6
 **-** II GLSUP CDS AA - Y4

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Old Feb 2, 22, 6:04 am
  #946  
 
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Originally Posted by clkc86 View Post
Is just over an hour time enough to make a stop in the Polaris Lounge? Will be arriving from houston on UA 2494 connecting to UA 64. Fortunately have 3 hours in Houston, but an hour and a quarter in Newark. Upon our return we have nearly 3.5 hours, will we get through with customs to enjoy a Polaris visit? Thanks!
Any amount of time you have available is worth the visit.

On your outbound, your gate location(s) will play a part. Thankfully, the Polaris Lounge is fairly centrally located.

For your return, the normal questions apply in getting thru arrival formalities to enjoy a decently long lounge visit. Checked bags? US Citizen? Global Entry? PreCheck? Clear?
With no checked bags, Global Entry, CLEAR, and Pre Check...I have breezed thru Newark Intl Arrivals and into the C gates. Without all of these, gonna take some time.
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Old Feb 5, 22, 1:56 pm
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UA just changed my flight from BNA to EWR so that I now arrive an hour later at 6:29PM. That gives me a 70 minute connection for my EWR-FRA departure at 7:40. I am in J. I said ok to the change but wondering if it would make sense to get an earlier flight into EWR. This is on a Saturday in late May.

I know 70 minutes is doable if all goes well, but, who knows if all goes well. Would UA let me change to an earlier flight into EWR? Can I do it online, or do I need to call? This was a paid reservation (not an award ticket). I’m in no rush, and would like to enjoy the Polaris lounge, although I would have about a 5 hour layover instead of a 70 minute one. What would you do?
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Old Feb 5, 22, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by bitterproffit View Post
UA just changed my flight from BNA to EWR so that I now arrive an hour later at 6:29PM. That gives me a 70 minute connection for my EWR-FRA departure at 7:40. I am in J. I said ok to the change but wondering if it would make sense to get an earlier flight into EWR. This is on a Saturday in late May.

I know 70 minutes is doable if all goes well, but, who knows if all goes well. Would UA let me change to an earlier flight into EWR? Can I do it online, or do I need to call? This was a paid reservation (not an award ticket). I’m in no rush, and would like to enjoy the Polaris lounge, although I would have about a 5 hour layover instead of a 70 minute one. What would you do?
The website might let you do it, if you just try changing flights (should show $0 change option), but it's been quite a few months since that worked for me.

If the website doesn't offer the change, I've never had pushback calling in to ask for the longer layover after a schedule update. If an agent says no, just say thanks and call again.

I would also prefer the 5h layover to the 70min one.
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Old Feb 10, 22, 8:39 am
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We are flying TPA-EWR-AMS with a return of ZRH-EWR-TPA.

Our outbound itinerary mentions no change of terminal although our inbound one does,

I've never used EWR for a connection. We have a 3+ hour connection outbound and a 2hr 50 minute connection inbound.

Regarding the logistics: Which terminals will we be flying in and out of? What is the best way to navigate from the different terminals. Is the connection time suitable on the return flights? We have global entry.

Thanks for the assistance.
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Old Feb 10, 22, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by Ron50 View Post
We are flying TPA-EWR-AMS with a return of ZRH-EWR-TPA.

Our outbound itinerary mentions no change of terminal although our inbound one does,

I've never used EWR for a connection. We have a 3+ hour connection outbound and a 2hr 50 minute connection inbound.

Regarding the logistics: Which terminals will we be flying in and out of? What is the best way to navigate from the different terminals. Is the connection time suitable on the return flights? We have global entry.

Thanks for the assistance.
Outbound (TPA - EWR - AMS) same terminal
Return (ZRH - EWR - TPA), the flight from ZRH is likely to arrive into Terminal B (Terminal C in case of overflow), and the flight to TPA will depart from Terminal C. At any rate, you would have to reclear security regardless. If Terminal B, just walk to C or take Airtrain one stop in the direction to rail road/P4 after immigration/custom/bag recheck.

Plenty of time especially with GE.
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Old Feb 10, 22, 1:36 pm
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First timer - International connection at EWR

Hello! Traveling SFO-EWR-FCO and back in early April, with ~2hrs layover in each direction. I have never had a connection be my entry point in to the US (always had an overseas connection or direct flight to SFO)- I do not have clear or Global Entry (only TSA pre-check), not sure on if I'll have any checked luggage (depends on souvenirs!). Wondering if folks know if I'll be coming in and out of C terminal or if I'll have to change from B, and wondering people's experience on timing with customs. First time in Polaris seats and hoping I'll have time to enjoy the lounge in EWR! Any hope for me? Thank you!
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Old Feb 10, 22, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by ladyaero View Post
Hello! Traveling SFO-EWR-FCO and back in early April, with ~2hrs layover in each direction. I have never had a connection be my entry point in to the US (always had an overseas connection or direct flight to SFO)- I do not have clear or Global Entry (only TSA pre-check), not sure on if I'll have any checked luggage (depends on souvenirs!). Wondering if folks know if I'll be coming in and out of C terminal or if I'll have to change from B, and wondering people's experience on timing with customs. First time in Polaris seats and hoping I'll have time to enjoy the lounge in EWR! Any hope for me? Thank you!
Welcome to FT!

International arrivals at EWR is in B, so you’ll clear immigration and customs there and then make your way over to C.With two hours arrival on a US passport I estimate you’ll probably have 30 minutes in the lounge, but it depends on when the FCO flight lands and what else dumps out at B at that time. With GE I’m on my way to C within 15 minutes of stepping off the airplane.
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Old Feb 10, 22, 2:09 pm
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Another FT'er directed me to to this thread. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

We are flying business class EWR-LIS (5-hour layover) -BCN leaving EWR at 5:40 pm. BCN is our first destination on a 3-country trip, which was booked using ANA miles transferred to TAP. The rest of the trip booked with the ANA miles is BCN-IST (stopover) then our return is ATH-IST-BOS.

I booked an economy class UA positioning flight on a separate ticket BOS-EWR that leaves BOS at 8 am and arrives at EWR at 9:30 am.

We are NOT checking any bags.

I have several questions please -
  1. Is there any way we can get our EWR-LIS-BCN boarding pass before we leave BOS? Or do we have to check in at EWR?
    1. If we have to check in at EWR, we will need to exit security in Terminal C, go to the TAP check-in counter in Terminal B, then go back through security in Terminal B.
    2. BUT what time does the TAP check-in counter open? I'm reading 3 hours, 30 minutes prior to our flight so it might not open until 2 pm or 2:30 pm. We'd have to find something to do landside for 5 hours. I hear there is a PP lounge landside in Terminal B?
  2. Is there any way to connect our UA positioning flight itinerary to the TAP EWR-LIS-BCN flight so we can get boarding passes before we leave home or is there no way b/c of having to show a person our covid documentation? Portugal requires PCR testing regardless of vaccination status 72 hours prior to boarding.
    1. Would it help if I upgraded our BOS-EWR UA flight to business to match our TAP flight class?
      1. We are all fully vaccinated and boosted and just got our Swiss EU Covid Certificates but I think we still have to test
  3. Is it possible to check-in at another Terminal B check-in counter if the TAP counter isn't open yet? I read that the TAP check-in counter people are contract workers, not TAP employees. If we could check in earlier we could use a lounge.
  4. If we are unable to get our TAP boarding passes before we land at EWR, can we still use the UA airside shuttle to get from Terminal C to B?
Thank you for any and all assistance in smoothing this out.
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Old Feb 10, 22, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Graciecatt View Post
Another FT'er directed me to to this thread. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

We are flying business class EWR-LIS (5-hour layover) -BCN leaving EWR at 5:40 pm. BCN is our first destination on a 3-country trip, which was booked using ANA miles transferred to TAP. The rest of the trip booked with the ANA miles is BCN-IST (stopover) then our return is ATH-IST-BOS.

I booked an economy class UA positioning flight on a separate ticket BOS-EWR that leaves BOS at 8 am and arrives at EWR at 9:30 am.

We are NOT checking any bags.

I have several questions please -
  1. Is there any way we can get our EWR-LIS-BCN boarding pass before we leave BOS? Or do we have to check in at EWR?
    1. If we have to check in at EWR, we will need to exit security in Terminal C, go to the TAP check-in counter in Terminal B, then go back through security in Terminal B.
    2. BUT what time does the TAP check-in counter open? I'm reading 3 hours, 30 minutes prior to our flight so it might not open until 2 pm or 2:30 pm. We'd have to find something to do landside for 5 hours. I hear there is a PP lounge landside in Terminal B?
  2. Is there any way to connect our UA positioning flight itinerary to the TAP EWR-LIS-BCN flight so we can get boarding passes before we leave home or is there no way b/c of having to show a person our covid documentation? Portugal requires PCR testing regardless of vaccination status 72 hours prior to boarding.
    1. Would it help if I upgraded our BOS-EWR UA flight to business to match our TAP flight class?
      1. We are all fully vaccinated and boosted and just got our Swiss EU Covid Certificates but I think we still have to test
  3. Is it possible to check-in at another Terminal B check-in counter if the TAP counter isn't open yet? I read that the TAP check-in counter people are contract workers, not TAP employees. If we could check in earlier we could use a lounge.
  4. If we are unable to get our TAP boarding passes before we land at EWR, can we still use the UA airside shuttle to get from Terminal C to B?
Thank you for any and all assistance in smoothing this out.
I think most of these questions have been asked and answered in one of your other threads, but here goes:

1. Not likely as youll have to show health docs, etc to TAP.

1.1 Correct.

1.2 Yes, three hours before. As Ive suggested before, head into NY. Dont bother with the B lounge.

2. No chance. Its not possible.

2.1 No, same answer as above, not possible.

2.1.1 As of now, yes.

3. No, not possible.

4. I dont think its possible as you dont have a BP for that terminal.

Again, with respect, you are making this more complicated than it needs to be. You have a whole day at EWR, so little danger of things going wrong under pressure.
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Old Feb 10, 22, 3:34 pm
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I think most of these questions have been asked and answered in one of your other threads, but here goes:

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Again, with respect, you are making this more complicated than it needs to be. You have a whole day at EWR, so little danger of things going wrong under pressure.
Thank you. I think I'm finally at peace here lol. I do get stressed wanting to be sure I'm proactively aware of what all might happen/how things will go. That helps me to manage my companions' expectations and then the trip is smooth.

I think the different thing I was trying to get out of this was that someone had suggested possibly UA could attach our positioning flight to my main itinerary but it seems like that's not an option at all so I will go with things as they stand.
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Thank you. I think I'm finally at peace here lol. I do get stressed wanting to be sure I'm proactively aware of what all might happen/how things will go. That helps me to manage my companions' expectations and then the trip is smooth.

I think the different thing I was trying to get out of this was that someone had suggested possibly UA could attach our positioning flight to my main itinerary but it seems like that's not an option at all so I will go with things as they stand.
UA cant really do anything here, because they cant attach their flight to your TP reservation, which is what you would want. The more technical explanation is that two separate bookings on two different airlines cant be merged into one ticket. Its simply not possible. What TP could do, but it offers no real protection or benefits, is put a free-form notation in your booking that you are arriving at EWR on a separate UA flight. But that wont help you with issues 1-3. Honestly, you have an entire day at EWR which will drive you completely crazy. You have the time to go into Manhattan for lunch, which is what I would do.
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Old Feb 10, 22, 7:29 pm
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Welcome to FT!

International arrivals at EWR is in B, so you’ll clear immigration and customs there and then make your way over to C.With two hours arrival on a US passport I estimate you’ll probably have 30 minutes in the lounge, but it depends on when the FCO flight lands and what else dumps out at B at that time. With GE I’m on my way to C within 15 minutes of stepping off the airplane.
Thank you!
I regret not getting GE back when I got Pre-Check, but sadly it's too late now (no appts in my area until after my trip...next time!). Thanks for the info on the terminals- that helps me wrap my head around what we need to do.
Thanks again.
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Thank you!
I regret not getting GE back when I got Pre-Check, but sadly it's too late now (no appts in my area until after my trip...next time!). Thanks for the info on the terminals- that helps me wrap my head around what we need to do.
Thanks again.
Get a mobile passport control (MPC) App from Apple store or Google Play. There is a specific MPC lane at EWR (not in JFK T8), which should save you time. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Graciecatt View Post
Thank you. I think I'm finally at peace here lol. I do get stressed wanting to be sure I'm proactively aware of what all might happen/how things will go. That helps me to manage my companions' expectations and then the trip is smooth.

I think the different thing I was trying to get out of this was that someone had suggested possibly UA could attach our positioning flight to my main itinerary but it seems like that's not an option at all so I will go with things as they stand.
Not to perturb you again but also remember that you're traveling during pandemic times so just keep your eyes open for changes and remain as unperturbed as possible.

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Get a mobile passport control (MPC) App from Apple store or Google Play. There is a specific MPC lane at EWR (not in JFK T8), which should save you time. Good luck.
Just downloaded it- thanks for the tip!
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