I will be arriving by BA at Terminal B of EWR at 14:05 from India (the flight stops at Heathrow). I will then have to go to Terminal C of EWR for my United flight that leaves at 16:30 to Syracuse. I would like to know if the following itinerary could be followed:

  • Arrive at 14:05.
  • Immigration and baggage taken by 15:30 (SUPER MAX).
  • Take AirTrain from Terminal B of EWR to Terminal C of EWR (10 minutes, i.e. I'll be there by 15:45 maximum).
  • At Terminal C, check into flight to Syracuse by 16:00.
  • Flight to Syracuse leaves at 16:30.

Would I need more time at the Immigration counters or while collecting my baggage?

Finally, would I be able to reach Terminal C on time for my next flight and be able to go through Security and complete the other measures on time?

  • Is EWR to Syracuse part of the same ticket as the one from India to EWR ? In other words, are your bags getting checked through to Syracuse ?
    – karancan
    Commented Jul 22, 2014 at 21:07
  • No, India to EWR is through BA and EWR to SYR is through UA. They're not in the same itinerary and thus bags will have to be re-checked in at Terminal C!
    – user18634
    Commented Jul 22, 2014 at 21:14
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    Without arrival delays for the flight in to EWR, you should be fine. Remember that if you miss your second flight, UA cannot be held responsible since it is a separate ticket
    – karancan
    Commented Jul 22, 2014 at 21:39

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Typically, 90 minutes for immigration at EWR is quite safe. To be on the safer side, ensure that you queue up soon after you exit the aircraft. Your seat position will also effect where in the queue you end up. Try, if possible, to get a seat towards the front of the aircraft (numerically lower seat numbers). Also, at 1400 hrs not all counters will be open. This may delay immigration a bit. Of course, it also depends on whether someone ahead of you has an immigration issue and holds a counter busy.

With regard to the second part, make sure you actually can check in till 1600 for a 1630 flight.

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