Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6 Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1692 times:
I just flew out of Terminal C at EWR on COEx last week, and I noticed that CO had made some changes to the terminal setup at EWR.
First, is CO replacing all of the gate agent desks with the new ones that are in Terminal E at IAH and C-3 at EWR? I noticed a few as I was walking down the C-2 concourse. Also, when did they replace each jetway in C-2 with an A and B side for the ERJs? How long have they made C-2 COEx only, with the gate agent desks in the middle of the hallway, servicing about 6 gates each?
I think the new LCD signs at all the gates look great, and I think that the consolidation of all the COEx ops into one area is a smart idea, but how come none of it was ever publicized?
Thanks for the info. Also, on a side note, what is with that bus service from EWR-ABE? It went out of my gate before my flight, and there was no info on the board. Why would CO bother to have a bus "flight" to ABE from EWR?
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6 Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1573 times:
The physical number didn't increase, but since the ERJ has a smaller footprint than normal aircraft, they can fit two ERJs where only one 737 or larger could fit. Each gate and jetway now has an A side and a B side - when you walk down the main part of the jetway, you have to turn either left or right about halfway down to get to the correct side. In other words, they doubled the number of gates without physically changing the terminal layout.
UAlonghaul From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 227 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1563 times:
After flying in and out EWR-SIN and SIN-EWR i was quite impressed with the airport. Check in areas are too small and you have to walk all the way down to the end to see if your counter is down there, but all in all a very nice airport.
I was also quite impressed with the security in the jetway on EWR-SIN. At least 50 port authority police and explosive sniffing dogs walking up and down sniffing bags. On top of that they had TSA and privite security companies in the jetway and outside the gate. More security than I have ever seen at an airport before. (I was on the first flight EWR-SIN so i am sure that these secruity measures have been cut back since)
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6 Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1474 times:
It is exclusively Continental Express operations. No mainline jet could fit into the tiny spaces that are reserved for the ERJs.
UAlonghaul, I can't really make much comment on EWR's other two terminals - I have never flown out of them. I am glad that your experience was good, although I have repeatedly read that CO's Terminal C is by far the nicest and most modern out of the three.