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British Airways Upgrades Newark Facilities  
User currently offlinebsmalls From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 17 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 8881 times:

Nice to see that British Airways has opened its upgraded lounge facilities today at Newark. Here is the link to the press release.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/britis...es-premium-services-165637080.html

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User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 8877 times:

This finally puts to rest of all that conventional wisdom that EWR-LHR flights are worthless compared to JFK.

It's no JFK, but it's no slouch either.

Now, when would UA finally upgrade their EWR lounge already?


User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4137 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 8833 times:
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Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 1):

the main lounge is one of the better lounges in teh states. whats wrong with the C3 lounge?



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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21890 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 8781 times:

UA/* need an F lounge. The problem is B and C are not connected airside.


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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21890 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 8725 times:

Also of note. Y+ gets same main courses as club world. This is a big benefit to club world as every cw pax should now get first choice of entree. It should be Y+ where the choices might run dry.


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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4137 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 8685 times:
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Quoting ikramerica (Reply 3):

agreed. wonder if it will get put in as more 3 class birds move to EWR



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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3568 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 8502 times:

Quoting bsmalls (Thread starter):
Nice to see that British Airways has opened its upgraded lounge facilities today at Newark.

Nice to see,always found that First Class lounge a bit small,but cosy.



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User currently offlinemikey72 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 1780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 8473 times:

Quoting bsmalls (Thread starter):
Nice to see that British Airways has opened its upgraded lounge facilities today at Newark. Here is the link to the press release.

I don't think BA have ever downplayed EWR.

It's common knowledge this side of the pond that EWR provides great access to NYC.

I think people just attach kudos to JFK for whatever reason.



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User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 8377 times:

Quoting CALMSP (Reply 2):
the main lounge is one of the better lounges in teh states. whats wrong with the C3 lounge?

I guess when you're comparing it to other UA lounges, it's up to par.

But comparing it against foreign carrier lounges at NYC, it's so far behind it's not funny.

And I'm saying this as a star gold tier.


User currently offlineTermbewr From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 8028 times:

Is the new lounge on the upper level of the structure that was built between B1 and B2?

User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3118 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months ago) and read 7890 times:

Good to see BA reaffirming commitment to EWR...

Anyone know if their are any photo's kicking around the net, with the new BA 767 Cabins?


User currently offlineEWRkid1990 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6943 times:

The terminals are connected by an airside shuttlebus. It runs from C71, to A28. Why would UA need a stop at B?

User currently offlinenicktt From UK - England, joined Jan 2012, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5163 times:

Interesting to note, Simon Talling-Smith says BA will be investing £5 Billion in new aircraft (amongst other upgrades) within the next five years. Any ideas as to what BA might order? I'm presuming he means long haul replacements for the 744 fleet.

User currently offlineusairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3619 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4924 times:

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 8):
But comparing it against foreign carrier lounges at NYC, it's so far behind it's not funny.

I think you can say that for just about every US airline lounge.

From an appearance and ammenities perspective the main EWR UA club is up there. But even for as large as it is, it often becomes extremely crowded. US airlines offer little in food options at clubs. The bar setup isn't half bad.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17160 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4822 times:

There are some photos here;

http://www.businesstraveller.com/new...ils-newark-lounge-and-b767-refresh

The lounge is in the new expansion area, looks like the second level. Some other airlines are getting new lounges in the area.



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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21890 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3495 times:

Quoting EWRkid1990 (Reply 11):

If its a joint Star F lounge, it needs B access. Although in theory they could drive customers to their B flights from a C located lounge in Cadilacs similar to the MUC and FRA and ZRH services. Have all Star F checkin in a privat area of C...



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User currently offlineslcdeltarumd11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3998 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

Its only on here with motives and people that dont fly often that poo poo and put down EWR. All frequent travellers know it has just as good train access and better many times of day traffic conditions to manhattan. Its a good move for BA to protect its operation and keep the high paying customers happy

EWR for UA is certainly one of the most valuable hub properties in the world certainly higher value than DL, AA or B6 at JFK or DLs new LGA operation


User currently offlineGCPET From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2012, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Looks quite a nice lounge  

GCPET



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User currently offlineCOEWR787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 362 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

Quoting EWRkid1990 (Reply 11):
The terminals are connected by an airside shuttlebus. It runs from C71, to A28. Why would UA need a stop at B?

Not clear that they need to. UA has many international arrivals at B, but then those passengers get disgorged on the ground side after Customs and Immigration and just as well can take the ground side monorail to the other terminals. UA has no domestic arrivals or any departures from B.


User currently offlineGolfBravoRomeo From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2916 times:

Is BA's EWR check in still downstairs?

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17160 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Quoting GolfBravoRomeo (Reply 19):
Is BA's EWR check in still downstairs?

Until the renovations are complete. The new domestic check in (mid level, former baggage level) will be finished this Summer. After that the upper, International, ticketing level will open. The Port Authority just awarded the last project in the terminal B renovation, the rebuilding of the International arrivals meet/great hall. Everything should be done by September 2013.

http://www.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headLine_id=1557



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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21890 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Quoting COEWR787 (Reply 18):

But again I was talking of all Star flights and an F lounge.

Ultimately one answer is what I've mentioned before. Having all Star international departures from C, building a new Star lounge there, and having more UA international arrivals in B.



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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3043 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

This is a much-needed improvement. The old lounge at EWR was small, crowded and claustrophobic, while the new one looks spacious and comfortable. I often fly BA CW out of JFK--they are my favorite airline across the Atlantic--but the one time I tried EWR I was so disappointed I've avoided those flights ever since. The preflight dining area was particularly grim--on my one visit there was actually a rat running around between the tables! While I still prefer the 744s at JFK to the 767s/777s at EWR, with the new lounge I'm much more likely to give BA's EWR flights another try.


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User currently offlineTermbewr From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2595 times:

I had heard from someone at the Port Authority that Virgin Atlantic was relocating their club to the new structure where the BA lounge is now located. If so, that will open up a chunk of space on the main level for more retail concessions. It's pretty slim pickings right now.

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