3hr layover at EWR--enough to time to transfer baggage & re-check in?
January 3, 2014 12:53 PM Subscribe
Is a 3 hour layover at the Newark (EWR) airport enough time for me to land (domestic Southwest flight), grab my checked baggage, and recheck in for the second part of my trip on United (international flight)?
posted by lychee to Travel & Transportation around Newark, NJ (18 answers total)
Due to last minute booking, the first leg of my business trip will be a domestic Southwest flight arriving in Newark at 3pm. I then will have to manually pick up my checked baggage (Southwest does not do "interline" transfers), and check in at United for an international flight leaving at 5:55pm.
A 3 hour layover seems reasonable enough to get this done, but I've never traveled through EWR and don't know how slow their baggage claim or security lines are, and it seems like weather up north is a bit rough right now and might cause flight delays. Any guidance would be very much appreciated, thanks!