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Old Feb 19, 20, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by EWR764
N.B. for EWR travelers assigned to gates 125-128 for the foreseeable future... holdrooms, boarding lanes and podiums (podia?) are now shoehorned into a narrow, closed-end corridor at the far end of C-3. During the evening push, there could be as many as 3 widebodies departing from these gates simultaneously, and it's a TOTAL free-for-all. That doesn't take into account the possibility of a 77W at gate 138, right next door to 128, but with its own slightly larger holdroom and podium. Plus, you have the 'corral' for gates 134-137 just two doors down, which is a mess under normal circumstances. The outer reaches of the C-3 concourse have quickly morphed into their own Circle of Hell...

My advice would be to get to those gates a little early to scope things out as there will likely be a scrum to fight through, with disoriented pax, competing boarding announcements and miserable gate agents.
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in three-part harmony stepping all over herself as she says the sames things over and over and over and over at every gate....
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Old Feb 21, 20, 7:18 am
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Got an email from the president of NY/NJ that says construction is due to be done in 2Q 2021. Ill take the over on that actually happening...
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Old Feb 21, 20, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37
Got an email from the president of NY/NJ that says construction is due to be done in 2Q 2021. Ill take the over on that actually happening...
NY & NJ have a president?! Wh knew?
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Old Feb 21, 20, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by Xyzzy
NY & NJ have a president?! Wh knew?
UA add NYC & California president role
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Old Feb 21, 20, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by elitefreak
I had the opportunity last week to see the construction in C3. To say that it is huge is an understatement. I would guesstimate that about 1/3 of the original floor space has been swallowed by the new structure going up. They have totally eliminated the right walkway where the main walkway used to split.

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This is going to be one spectacular club. I assume they will close and remodel the ratty C1 lounge once this opens. Probably will take them 5 years LOL.
They shouldn't close the C1 club as they'll still need it for overlap of this new lounge (likely). If they actually did gut and retrofit that lounge, it could actually look good overlooking the atrium area. In the 1980s it was a cool idea, but needs updating ASAP.
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Old Feb 21, 20, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37
Got an email from the president of NY/NJ that says construction is due to be done in 2Q 2021. Ill take the over on that actually happening...
I see they are fast tracking the build up of the new lounge to address the ongoing crowding problem...
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Old Feb 22, 20, 4:34 am
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Originally Posted by UA_Flyer
I see they are fast tracking the build up of the new lounge to address the ongoing crowding problem...
If OTG wanted to put yet another crappy restaurant in the middle of the frickin airport hallways, you can bet it would be done quicker...
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Old Feb 22, 20, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by goodeats21
If OTG wanted to put yet another crappy restaurant in the middle of the frickin airport hallways, you can bet it would be done quicker...
True and sad.

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Old Feb 25, 20, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by LAX_AUS_DL_FLYER
They shouldn't close the C1 club as they'll still need it for overlap of this new lounge (likely). If they actually did gut and retrofit that lounge, it could actually look good overlooking the atrium area. In the 1980s it was a cool idea, but needs updating ASAP.
If we are living with the C1 lounge by itself (essentially) now, we can certainly live without the C1 for a proper shut-down renovation given the new C3 will be the largest UC ever. IMHO.
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Old Feb 25, 20, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by elitefreak
If we are living with the C1 lounge by itself (essentially) now, we can certainly live without the C1 for a proper shut-down renovation given the new C3 will be the largest UC ever. IMHO.
By the time any of that comes to pass the new Terminal One will likely be open - complete with its wn new UA club.
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Old Feb 25, 20, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Xyzzy
By the time any of that comes to pass the new Terminal One will likely be open - complete with its wn new UA club.
The new Terminal One will be UA's?
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Old Feb 25, 20, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by manstein58
The new Terminal One will be UA's?
Not entirely, but mostly.
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Old Feb 25, 20, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Xyzzy
By the time any of that comes to pass the new Terminal One will likely be open - complete with its wn new UA club.
It would be nice if UA installs showers in that eventual UC as well.

Perhaps for another thread - but do folks know if Terminal A is going to be demolished once Terminal 1 opens, or will it continue to exist as is?
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Old Feb 25, 20, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37
It would be nice if UA installs showers in that eventual UC as well.
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Old Feb 25, 20, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by hscottm
I have no inside info but I doubt the club is two levels, I assume the main club will be up on level 2, with access of course from the first level (eg elevator or escalator). Thus I would guess most of the first floor will return as terminal space

someone mentioned it being a shame this is going in C3 instead of C2. Agreed that C2 would be more central but C3 has much more vertical room to work with,I think, compared to C2 - which means less heavy construction. also had this obvious space hole to work with for both construction downtime and the final club. Dont think there are similar spots available in C2.
So keep in mind that when C was originally framed out at the same time as A & B, it only had C1 & C2, but was left empty. First to use it was Peoplexpress in the mid-80s.

C3 was added in the early 00s as Continentals Global Gateway. Thats why its architecture is radically different and yes - has plenty of overhead space. It was built to support the 2nd floor (FIS) - which C1 & C2 were not designed for.

so my point being - if they want a large piece of real estate, it almost has to be C3. C1 & C2 are every bit as old, structurally, as Terminals A & B.

Ill be honest - I think CO/UA deserve a lot of credit for making Term C as useful as it is. Kind of amazing, actually.

Given what they started with (look at the Term A banjos) - its orders of magnitude better, and we all know thats not because of the PANYNJ.

So given that they have to work with those confines - and the PA - Ill cut United some slack. EWR aint easy but they sure as heck have made the most of it.
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