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Realistic Transfer Times At EWR  
User currently offlineCubsrule From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

CO is trying to sell me a 1:20 connection in EWR on at itinerary that would be LGW-EWR-ORD. With Customs and the terminal change, is that even close to being possible? I am a US citizen, so that will help, but it seems real tight.

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User currently offlineIkramerica From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

No, I would not buy that. For LGW customs for a full 777 and terminal transfer (including a rescreening), 2 hours minimum.

User currently offlinePanAm747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Agreed - two hours MINIMUM.

Although, if they want to sell it to you, it's their responsibility to re-book you when you miss that connection. If it's an overnight stay, though, you're on your own.

You might check and see what a reservations agent has to say about it all...


User currently offlineIkramerica From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 2):
Although, if they want to sell it to you, it's their responsibility to re-book you when you miss that connection. If it's an overnight stay, though, you're on your own

Why risk it and make your whole trip more stressful? You'd be worried about any delay out of LGW, nervous when the bags don't come out right away for your flight despite later flights coming out, etc.

I've learned after many years of connections that the saved 40 minutes is not worth the stress involved unless your trip is extremely time critical. Not having close connections looming over your head makes your whole trip more relaxing.


User currently offlineDartland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2939 times:
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Are you checking baggage? If so, I agree.

If not-- 1:20 should be plenty of time as you can fly through immigration and get re-screened in only 20 min or so. As long as it's all in Terminal C (which it should be), I say you're golden.


User currently offlineFlyguy1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

Why not just go LHR-ORD?

User currently offlineAKelley728 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 2):
Although, if they want to sell it to you, it's their responsibility to re-book you when you miss that connection. If it's an overnight stay, though, you're on your own.

I agree with this. Even if you miss your first connection, CO runs flights EWR-ORD every 2 hours. What time does your flight into EWR arrive? Current timetable shows flights arriving at 13:30 and 15:45, giving you plenty of time to catch a later flight if you miss your connection. I would check with reservations though, to check on their mis-connect policy.

Quoting Dartland (Reply 4):
As long as it's all in Terminal C (which it should be), I say you're golden.

EWR-ORD flights are in Terminal A.

[Edited 2006-02-14 03:30:08]

User currently offlineCory6188 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Even though EWR-ORD departs from Terminal A, it may not be that much of an issue. When are you considering traveling? According to info published in the CO forum on FlyerTalk, CO is going to be adding a Terminal A-Terminal C shuttle by this summer, which should make your connection much easier to do.

User currently offlineCubsrule From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 7):
CO is going to be adding a Terminal A-Terminal C shuttle by this summer, which should make your connection much easier to do.

It's almost not worth it, though, as I'll have to reclear security either way. The monorail is pretty quick, right?


User currently offlineAKelley728 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 8):
It's almost not worth it, though, as I'll have to reclear security either way. The monorail is pretty quick, right?

The new airside Terminal A-C shuttle is means you will bypass re-clearing security and the monorail. The monorail is fairly quick, but not 100% reliable.

New EWR Shuttle from A to C!


User currently offlineCubsrule From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Quoting AKelley728 (Reply 9):
The new airside Terminal A-C shuttle is means you will bypass re-clearing security and the monorail.

Coming in from LGW, I'll have to reclear security one place or the other (A or C).


User currently offlineCubsrule From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2814 times:

Quoting Flyguy1 (Reply 5):
Why not just go LHR-ORD?

I hate posting twice in a row, but I missed this question earlier... I'll be flying SW to and from LGW, and I'd prefer not to change airports in London.


User currently onlineScottB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 11):
I'll be flying SW to and from LGW, and I'd prefer not to change airports in London.

Wow...and for once out of hundreds of times, you're someone who is really talking about SW...so we won't hear the lame comment "...you really meant WN..."


User currently offlineIkramerica From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

I thought southwest was only domestic USA.  Wink

No matter what, he has to clear security again, so if he's checking bags, which he probably is, 1:20 is not going to be fun. It's doable, but it's also missable.


User currently offlineCubsrule From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 12):
Wow...and for once out of hundreds of times, you're someone who is really talking about SW...so we won't hear the lame comment "...you really meant WN..."

It's funny actually... I posted a thread a couple of weeks ago with a question about SW and in the title I said something like "and no, I don't mean WN."


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