Cubsrule
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Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:51 am

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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ikramerica
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:53 am

No, I would not buy that. For LGW customs for a full 777 and terminal transfer (including a rescreening), 2 hours minimum.
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:23 am

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...
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:53 am

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.
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dartland
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:22 am

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.
 
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:03 am

Why not just go LHR-ORD?
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:23 am

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]
 
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:28 pm

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.
 
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:56 pm

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?
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:52 pm

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!
 
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:10 pm

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).
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:14 pm

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.
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:57 pm

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..."
 
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:01 pm

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.
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RE: Realistic Transfer Times At EWR

Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:09 am

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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