nicktt From UK - England, joined Jan 2012, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4850 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.
usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4611 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.
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...
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
slcdeltarumd11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2890 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
COEWR787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 339 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2712 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.
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.
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3008 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2404 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.
Termbewr From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2282 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.