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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 travelling 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 travelling to New Jersey or Philadelphia If you are flying United. As a United hub, ...


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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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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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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 are loosely enforced compared to the airlines. On Amtrak, "no checked luggage" means that you cannot check your bags with Amtrak (e.g. if the train has no baggage car); you can still bring them onboard and look after them yourself. The trains on the Northeast Corridor have overhead racks as well as shelves ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The physical movement between the two terminals doesn't require much time, maybe 10 minutes. The most time-consuming part of what you're doing is clearing U.S. Customs and Immigration. The time required for that step varies widely, but can take several hours. If you're a U.S. Citizen or resident, plan on having 2-3 hours, just to be on the safe side. Add an ...


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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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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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You don't have much in terms of options there is The Northeast Corridor line and the NJ Coast Line of NJ Transit that service the Newark Airport and Amtrak's Northeast Regional. The best possible one is NJ Transit since it runs more often and the only possible difference between the 2 is possibility of a single 2 minute stop in Secaucus. Of course the ...


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Personally, I would contact your travel agent and see if an earlier connection from MCO is available. You can also try the airline, although it may not be easy to change to an earlier flight without paying a change fee. On the day of travel, you can also attempt to get a Same-day Change (SDC) to an earlier flight. Assuming you are booked on a single ...


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The answer is yes: Take a look at the map on United's site for Newark Airport.


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There are several options for getting from EWR to PHL. One quite simple is to hire a car in Newark one-way and drive to Philadelphia airport - it's about 2 hours drive (Route 1 south and onto I-95 south straight to PHL). Option two is to take Amtrak train from EWR airport (there's free shuttle from the terminal to the train station) to Philadelphia 30th ...


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You can bring your suitcase on the Amtrak train. There are overhead bins (or racks on some trains) and an area at the end of each car for oversize bags. Unless your bag is the size of an old steamer trunk, you should have no troubles. When they say "no checked baggage", they mean you have to handle the bags yourself.


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I don't think there are any other rail options from the airport itself, so you'll necessarily be on the road (and subject to traffic) at least part of the journey. The nearest train station in that direction is Newark Penn, and the link you posted includes options for getting there by bus. You could also take a cab.


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You will need a visa for the US. Transit as a concept does not exist in US Airports, and as a result, everyone either needs US Citizenship, an ESTA (Visa Waiver) if part of the list of countries eligible for the Visa Waiver Program in the Unites States. Seeing as you're from Lagos (Nigerian citizen I assume?), you aren't eligible for the VWP, and as such ...


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Take Amtrak train for Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International station, then ride the monorail to your terminal of choice.


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We didn't book Newark Airport Express in advance (I don't know, if it's even possible) and did not have to wait. When we got back to EWR a few days later, we had to wait for one bus, because the first one was already full. Newark Airport Express stops at Grand Central Station, Bryant Park and Port Authority Bus Terminal.


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Apart from finding a bus, as mentioned by Karlson in his reply, if you prefer to take a train, you have few options In case your suitcase is within prescribed dimensions of 28" x 22 " x 14" and weighs not more than 50 lbs, then you can take an Amtrak train from Newark Liberty International Airport station. This station can be easily reached from any ...



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