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Contrary to popular belief, JFK and Newark (EWR) are just about equivalent, for all intents and purposes, as long as you're traveling to Manhattan. Reasons to prefer Newark: It is slightly more convenient to the West side of Manhattan It is way more convenient if you are traveling to New Jersey or Philadelphia If you are flying United. As a United hub, it ...


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It sounds like your travel agent is using hidden city ticketing. It is true that you will claim your checked luggage at Newark to go through customs, and there won't be anything to stop you from just leaving the airport after that. However, the airline's contract of carriage says you are not supposed to do this. See Is leaving airport at a stop before ...


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My guess would be the Mohonk Mountain House, "Around the last bend, a Victorian castle rises above Lake Mohonk, surrounded by carefully landscaped gardens and pristine wilderness. Inside you discover a warm interior that is reminiscent of the beauty outside – extensive woodwork, fireplaces constructed from Shawangunk stone, and expansive windows that frame ...


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As a New Yorker, the subject line alone made me cringe. That is not a transfer I’d be happy to attempt. And doing it the Sunday after a Friday New Year’s? That sounds like a recipe for disaster. Realistically, four hours should be enough time, for either option, but when customs and checked luggage starts cutting into that time, and you have holiday ...


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They are both really easy to get to. As Artem noted, you can take NJ Transit from Newark to NY Penn Station, which is more comfortable than the subway. You can actually do an almost identical trip from JFK: you take the AirTrain from your terminal to the Jamaica stop, then you can transfer to any Penn-Station-bound Long Island Railroad (LIRR) train. You ...


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Immigration and Customs is not easy to judge in the US. It all depends on flight arrival time, number of immigration staff on desks, any delays experienced to all incoming flights, if you get of the plane first or last, number of people to process, types of visas etc etc. In my experience I have waited between 30 minutes in line and 3 hours in line. If I ...


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You will need to collect your baggage when you arrive in Newark for customs purposes anyway, so you may end your journey there.


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It appears that the minimum connecting time according to the airlines is 40 or 45 minutes between Terminal A & C, so you should be just fine. If you're flying United, they run a transfer shuttle between Terminals A & C inside security, so you don't have to go through security again.


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How large is your suitcase? Amtrak's carry-on rules, historically speaking, are loosely enforced compared to the airlines. They announced a stricter policy as of October 1, 2015, but it is still quite generous— two bags weighing up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) each plus two personal items weighing up to 25 pounds (11.3kg) each for free, then $20 for additional ...


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There's also an option of a direct shuttle connection. ETS Air Shuttle has scheduled minibuses between JFK and EWR. The cost is $32 each way and, depending on the traffic, it takes 60-90 minutes. It may seem expensive, but it's a direct terminal to terminal connection without any additional transfers or requirements to drag your luggage around.


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The bus is after security ("airside"), the Airtrain is before security ("landside"). As you're connecting between flights, you'll want to take the bus, as to use the train you will need to re-clear security. 1 hour should be plenty of time for that connection presuming your inbound flight is on time.


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SQ often blocks partner awards for very exclusive classes/flights - like their Suites and the EWR-SIN flight. So it will make a difference if you are trying to use SQ miles, or miles from another *A airline. This blog post has some information in the middle that might help you: http://boardingarea.com/blogs/onemileatatime/2008/05/03/award-booking-question/ ...


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I think JFK is considered to be a nicer airport, but I find it awkward to get to. If I remember correctly, you can take the subway, but you will have to transfer and it might be difficult with luggage. The advantage of Newark is that you can take a NJTransit train right from the airport to Penn Station in NYC (around 33rd and 7th, so pretty well located in ...


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Google is giving me public transit times ranging from 1h 30min to 1h 55min for a trip from JFK to Newark, arriving at 5:30 pm this Sunday. If I were you I would look very seriously at the latest allowable arrival time in Newark. If you have checked bags, you will have to be there earlier. Checked bags will also delay you at JFK. In my experience, no ...


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I have never seen two jetways at the front and the back at any US or EU airport. I have seen on occassion steps used by cheapskate EU low cost airlines but never jetways. So the answer is no. Edit: apparently, not only cheapskate airlines do this. Also note "front and back" -- double jetways are not unheard of (the premium passengers get a separate one) and ...


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Firstly I think you have your terminals a little mixed up. Although United has on occasion used terminal B for international arrivals, it's very rare. Almost always flights like UA51 will arrive in terminal C. Your outbound flight will also probably depart from terminal C, so you won't need to change terminals. There is a chance it will depart from ...


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The train route is longer and requires multiple transitions but is much more predictable for time. ETS could be faster and you have no connections to worry about getting to EWR. If you go with ETS, I would recommend an earlier shuttle, there are way too many pinch points for traffic on the route from JFK to EWR. Backups at the bridges and traffic ...


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For international flights I usually try to be at the airport 2-3h before departure. So adding approx. 45min for EWR - Manhattan and approx. 45min for Manhattan - JFK, there wouldn't be much time left for to eat anything besides a quick meal in McDonald's.


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When looking at connections there's always 2 things you should keep in mind : What are the odds of you not making the connection, and What's the impact of not making it? 40 minutes at Newark for a Domestic -> International connection is plenty of time, presuming that your inbound flight is on time, and you're within the same terminal. Flights from ...


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Personally I prefer United to American though American is now trying to get more competitive while trying to merge. Now here for some pros and cons: Infant Friendliness This has been discussed on the forum ad nauseam so I won't repeat this but just refer you to the question asked previously on this forum: Which are the best airlines for travelling with ...


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It depends. Under normal circumstances I would say yes. The question though is whether or not you need to collect your luggage which if you are flying United then that won't be a concern but if you travel between the terminals you will have to go through security. And depending on when your flight is it may be pretty packed. So once you arrive at ...


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You can find complete information on the LIRR and subway at http://mta.info. Generally, the LIRR is faster, more comfortable, and more expensive. The LIRR takes 20 minutes from Jamaica to Penn Station. It is a commuter train with regular coach cars; there is a seat for every passenger and overhead racks for small bags. The regular adult fare is $9.50 ...


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I've traveled through Newark in spring of 2010 and through JFK in spring of 2011 and immigration took a lot less in EWR, but as others say it probably depends on the number of plains landing at the same time as yours more than on anything else. Also you mention "we" in your question but don't mention how many persons that "we" is. The more people you have ...


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While at the airport overnight I noticed there was a "closed" sign placed near the C71 shuttle door around 11 PM. I made it over to Terminal A around 4:30 AM and noticed people arriving through the A28 shuttle door around 5 AM. So I believe the shuttle runs daily from 5 AM - 11 PM.


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As of Thursday July 3, 2014 the EWR AirTrain is back in operation. The Port Authority of NY/NJ press release on the shutdown includes the high-level details of the shutdown and the alternatives - including shuttle buses that will be added, along with standard bus lines that are available. At this stage they have not announced many details of the shuttles ...


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Well, you've not given any real information from which we can assist you, like times, flight numbers, or even airlines. However, for an example, today's arrivals from MCO (Orlando) at or around 4:30ish pm, all come into Terminal C, gate 83. About an hour later, 3 flights depart to ARN (Stockholm) from Terminal C, gate 94. These two gate are about 5-10 ...


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https://www.google.ca/search?complete=0&q=dublin+newark+united+arrive+terminal&gws_rd=ssl says you will arrive at Terminal C Gate 82, similar search finds you will leave from Terminal C Gate 113. These are today's numbers so they can change but the Terminal, in general, won't. As for procedures, it's very easy: preclearance means you land as you ...


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To expand on @chx's answer - you will land and depart from the same terminal; and you have plenty of time to relax during the stop - stretch your legs, go for a walk, etc. Your bags will be checked through; as you have cleared immigration on Dublin (which includes your baggage). It seems you are booked on United 22, which lands at Terminal C. The closest ...


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I'm going to guess that you're not actually flying Continental as they haven't existed for over 3 years. Odds are you're actually flying United Airlines which is who they merged with. United Airlines flights depart from either Terminal C or Terminal A. For this flight, given it's on a regional jet, it's most likely Terminal A. United do NOT have check-in ...


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The Northeast Corridor railroad connects Penn Station and Newark Airport, and the train trip is less than a half hour. Options include Amtrak and New Jersey Transit. NJT has more trains and is cheaper, while Amtrak has fewer stops (actually, looking at the map that might not be true -- it appears that the NJT train doesn't stop until Newark). In either case ...



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