Davehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1812 times:
I'll be traveling through EWR in a few weeks time and as I've never done a connection at Newark I was wondering how much time I should leave.
I arrive on BA185 from LHR at 1.10pm and am hoping to leave for Albany on CO2314 at 4.40pm. I expect it'll be enough time but I just wanted to check. What's the minimum amount of time I should allow to do this sort of connection at EWR as it seems I'll be doing this on a fairly regular basis.
Planemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 997 posts, RR: 8 Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1780 times:
It should be plenty, unless of course, your BA flight is delayed. You will need about 45 minutes from touchdown to clear customs and immigrations (the earlier hour of arrival works in your favor)...and while it's a pain to go to terminal C - and the lines for security -- you would sill have a good 2 1/2 hours for your connection.
DiscoverCSG From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 799 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1772 times:
This seems like PLENTY of time.
You'll arrive in Terminal B and clear immigration. Then, you'll claim your bag and clear customs. (Last time I did this at EWR B, Customs inspection consisted of an grumpy woman glaring at me as I walked out the door. She didn't look at a single bag.)
From there, assuming you're not on a single itinerary, you'll need take the AirTran to Terminal C and check your bag with CO, reclear security, and board. If you ARE on a single itinerary, it's probably best to use the same process.
While delay-prone in the late afternoon and evening, EWR is actually a decent airport at which to transfer (certainly better than JFK, for example), and there's plenty of food and shopping at Terminal C.
Unless the weather is so bad you can't land in EWR, you should be fine.
AznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3583 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1528 times:
Quoting DiscoverCSG (Reply 2): From there, assuming you're not on a single itinerary, you'll need take the AirTran to Terminal C and check your bag with CO, reclear security, and board. If you ARE on a single itinerary, it's probably best to use the same process.
You can get your bags tagged all the way to ALB by BA, whether on the same or different itineraries. You will have to claim your bags when you get to EWR. Right after you exit the doors from customs, there's a baggage drop off site where they will rescan your bag and send it off to your next flight. You won't have to deal with carrying your bags between B and C. But when you do check in at CO in Terminal C, make sure you talk to an agent either at ticketing or at the gate and show them your baggage tag coupons so that they can link your bags to your itinerary and meet you at ALB.
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787EWR From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 204 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1499 times:
The international arrivals terminal is pretty well staffed during the early afternoons. You should move through customs pretty quickly. As mentioned above, the Airtran is centralized to all terminals and relatively quick.
I will warn you, terminal C is quite large and most of the express flights(2314 is a CRJ) depart from gates C110-115 which is at the end of one of the fingers. If your flight lands on-time, you don't have to worry, but if it is running late, be cognizant that, even with the people movers, it is a little bit of a haul.
Coewraatysaz From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 196 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1418 times:
Have your bags tagged by BA in LHR all the way onto Albany. You will have to pick up your bag in Terminal B and go through Customs. After you clear the customs area, we have a recheck point at the bottom of the ramp. Take your bag there and let them know you are continuing on Continental to Albany. We will be able to print you out a boarding pass right there and take your bag from you. At that point just take the AirTrain to Terminal C and pass through security. As long as our recheck point is open in Terminal B, which it is a majority of the time, you will not need to go to our domestic ticket counters in Terminal C.
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