jplenny
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CO 777 FRA-EWR

Sun Feb 18, 2001 6:53 pm

I'm taking a Continental flight from Frankfurt (FRA) to Newark (EWR) in two weeks. I change in EWR for a flight to Orlando (MCO).

This will be my first 777 flight and I'm looking foward to it. I haven't flown Continental in years, so I'm curious about the service in coach.

How about connections at EWR? Looking at their website, their Monorail is under upgrade/repair. They are offering bus service, but this takes longer.

Anyone have any comments....


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RE: CO 777 FRA-EWR

Sun Feb 18, 2001 7:01 pm


You will love the Boeing 777. It's an awesome plane !
Have a nice flight.

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RE: CO 777 FRA-EWR

Mon Feb 19, 2001 4:53 am

The B777 is an awesome airplane you will love it, and Continental service in coach is one of the best out there. The monorail is under repair but if you go outside the teminal they have buses like every five minutes that take you to the terminals. It doesn't take that long, and if it is a nice day you can walk to the terminals they have walk ways and the walk is like a 10 minute walk.


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RE: CO 777 FRA-EWR

Mon Feb 19, 2001 5:32 am

I think that you'll love it! I rode the FRA-EWR route this past November and think it was a 777. In any case, I rode the 777 as recently as yesterday (NRT-IAH). Had no difficulty in transiting EWR (in November) enroute to ORD.

BTW, there's a row of seats near the first part of the economy class (window) which sometimes offers a great photo op. If it's a clean airframe, the "Continental" logo on the front of the fuselage is reflected off the engine cowling.
 
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RE: CO 777 FRA-EWR

Mon Feb 19, 2001 10:49 am

The Monorail might be ready by then,if not walk from B to C.

It's a short walk and as mentioned previously they built a covered walkway,its not heated but its like a tunnel and it protects from the wind if its cold.

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jplenny
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RE: CO 777 FRA-EWR

Mon Feb 19, 2001 3:56 pm

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for all the helpfull comments so far....

I was a bit concerned about the connection, but it seems it will not be that bad, even with the monorail out of service.

Now I just have to figure the best way to get to Frankfurt Airport during the morning rush hour. Of coarse I'll probably just go a few hours early and watch some planes with my daughter. She loves to visit the observation decks at FRA.

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RE: CO 777 FRA-EWR

Mon Feb 19, 2001 4:08 pm

I thought the only flights that arrived/departed from a different terminal were the London Gatwick and Virgin codeshare flights?
 
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RE: CO 777 FRA-EWR

Mon Feb 19, 2001 4:24 pm

Inbound international flights must arrive at Term. B for US customs and immigration clearance. This will change when the new C3 'Global Gateway' concourse is opened either late this year or early next. CO and VS London flights do depart from B. But all other CO international flights depart from C.
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RE: CO 777 FRA-EWR

Mon Feb 19, 2001 4:53 pm

Hey Adam84,

I was wondering the same thing. I just looked at CO's website and they talk about the the CO flights from London arriving in Terminal B.

In terminal C they list Continetal, along with Air France and Alitalia, which certainly would have to clear customs.

I guess I'll find out in a few weeks and give a report  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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RE: CO 777 FRA-EWR

Mon Feb 19, 2001 4:59 pm

Hello Iahcsr,

I just looked at the EWR website and what you said seems to match up with what information is posted there.

There are a few airlines that have international arrivals in B, but departures in B. That sounds like a bit of pain for them....

 
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RE: CO 777 FRA-EWR

Tue Feb 20, 2001 2:08 am

Air France and Alitalia flights do depart from Terminal C daily out of EWR. They arrive and the passengers are offloaded at terminal B for customs clearance. Then the planes(AF's 747 and AZ's 767) are towed to terminal c with a supertug where they are loaded for their departures there. The reason for this is because Terminal B has so many inbound flights they try to limit the amount of outbounds to free up gates for more arrivals. Also Continental has the ramp contract to load AF and AZ's flights so that is why they send the planes over to Terminal C.
All of Continental's international flights arrive at terminal B where they are also towed back over to terminal C for their outbound flights. The only exception is CO's London flights. They arrive and depart from terminal B.
 
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RE: CO 777 FRA-EWR

Tue Feb 20, 2001 3:52 am

At first I thought this would be a big pain, but then again I'm sure this happens at a lot of other airports as well.

Lenny

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All of Continental's international flights arrive at terminal B where they are also towed back over to terminal C for their outbound flights. The only exception is CO's London flights. They arrive and depart from terminal B
 
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RE: CO 777 FRA-EWR

Tue Feb 20, 2001 4:49 am

lenny,

It runs rather smoothly actually. CO has a fleet of about super tugs that just moves planes back and forth from terminal b and c or wherever else a plane might need a tow from. It is also more economical too. They dont waste fuel running up the engines to move aircraft and they dont have to pay some high salaried pilot or MX tech to move it. So basically it is a win win situation for the airline.

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