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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If those times are on weekdays, traffic will be very bad. I would recommend the train, connecting to a NJ Transit train to Manhattan. The reverse when you leave.


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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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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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If you are on transit through Newark, then you don't need to worry about transfer time. If you are on a point-to-point journey, then you would have to do the following: Deplane Collect your luggage (if any) Check-in for the next flight (so if you have luggage, you'll have to check in that) and get your boarding pass. Go through security So, schedule ...


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Let me expand on the "train transfer". It's pretty easy. I would say this is the best way to go, all things considered, especially because your hotel is right by Penn Station and so you don't have to navigate the NYC subway. Buses or airport shuttles might be cheaper but are subject to traffic; taxis cost quite a bit more. AirTrain is just an airport ...



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