Terminal A

Airport Terminal
Newark Airport and Port Newark, Newark
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  • Will M.
    "Compared to terminal c, I feel like I'm in a slave boat."(20 Tips)
    Carlo
    "You can catch a shuttle from Gate C71 to terminal A"(14 Tips)
    Sandra S.
    "Earl of Sandwich is just past security by gates A20-28"(5 Tips)
    John K.
    "entire airport is at Famiglia Pizza in the B term food court."(4 Tips)
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  • Daniel P.
    Terminal A sucks. Wi-Fi options: nonfunctioning Boingo Hotspot. Also hope you don't have Verizon, because it is a total dead zone for data (in gates 30-39 area at least).
  • Ozgur
    OzgurApril 17
    If you want to be in anywhere on time better not fly with united
    Upvoted Apr 17
  • Shawn C.
    Whoa. 1977 wants its terminal back.
  • Stephanie J.
    No Starbucks where the AA gates are. Boo.
  • Will M.
    Compared to terminal c, I feel like I'm in a slave boat. Place is packed and small. Terminal c was some much better.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Bas
    BasFebruary 10
    If you can avoid departing out of terminal A, I strongly suggest it. Security lines can bottleneck which renders TSA precheck pass useless. Not many food options. You'll settle for Earl of Sandwich
    Upvoted May 22
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GotkinJanuary 26
    Use the shuttle to spend as much time as possible NOT in this terminal
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RDecember 17, 2016
    Plan ahead and eat it drink at the food court prior to the security checkpoint
  • Gordon P.
    Gordon PSeptember 18, 2016
    Terminal A seriously needs a remake
  • Joe F.
    Joe FosterAugust 28, 2016
    Not great for gates A30-39, poor food options. Does have charging points some of which were working. Staff seem disorganised which makes me nervous when flying!
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾August 8, 2016
    Not a lot of food options once you're past TSA
  • sean k.
    sean kroahMay 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Terminal A is a neglected waste land. Do not attempt to drink the coffee available.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HalleranMarch 28, 2016
    I realize construction, but this is terrible. Not enough seats, and while there are a few food places, there are no tables but Earl of Sandwich. Once you're through security, it is a crummy wait.
  • Mikey
    MikeyFebruary 12, 2016
    NO TSA PRECHECK HERE
  • P J.
    P JJanuary 18, 2016
    Terrible place. Under construction
  • Stewart S.
    Stewart SavageNovember 9, 2015
    This place is the pits
  • Dan Y.
    Dan YoungNovember 8, 2015
    It's an airport, built in the days of Austin Powers, that was retrofitted for a scene in Homeland. Just damn terrible. My tip: drive.
  • Jake R.
    Jake RedmanSeptember 11, 2015
    Go straight past the low-carb protein bars at Market Fresh and you'll find what you REALLY want near gate A17. #ben&jerrys
  • Greg J.
    Greg JonesMarch 22, 2015
    It's and airport in NJ. Need I say more?
  • Noelle M.
    Noelle MoellerFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    yay jetblue! 💙
  • Scott F.
    Scott FisherFebruary 4, 2015
    For food past security, you have Auntie Annie's, Earl of Sandwich, and a coffee shop...
  • Dana P.
    Dana ParkerFebruary 1, 2015
    Round terminal of forever security lines
  • Noelle M.
    Noelle MoellerDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    there hasn't been an employee at the register when you first enter the terminal in the last few months-it's a pain to have to go into the bar and find someone to ring you up 😠
  • Cindy R.
    Cindy RobbinsSeptember 7, 2014
    They have split up this terminal into 3 pods, having to take a bus or leave security to get out of your pod ... Why??? Feel like a prisoner
  • Guy M.
    Guy MerrillAugust 25, 2014
    No WiFi, small clean terminal
  • Monty L.
    Monty LatiolaisAugust 17, 2014
    Anyone who said getting there is half the fun never went through Terminal A. C'mon.
  • Ozzie O.
    Ozzie OsbandJuly 22, 2014
    Terminal A is actually in Elizabeth NJ due to local politics when the terminals were built. Municipal tax base or something.
  • Thas S.
    Thas SethJuly 9, 2014
    Make sure you head to Gate C71 if you are going to terminal A or B. Eat first in Terminal C. You are limited once you are in A.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferMarch 30, 2014
    This is the most disgusting terminal in America. Avoid it if you can!
  • Scott H.
    Scott HedderichFebruary 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Terminal A - where good people go to die.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PorterFebruary 6, 2014
    Best terminal for shopping. Free wifi at Dunkin' Donuts.
  • william v.
    william verondaJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    An average functional terminal from the 1970's with the usual fast food options and chains. Some decent stores: books, children's. Maybe not the best, but not the horror in all these tips from delays.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HamesDecember 9, 2013
    If you want power, grab a post and some floor
  • Azeem K.
    Azeem KhanNovember 4, 2013
    Catch a super early flight or come early to avoid crazy security lines ESP on a Monday. When I come at 4:30 am I get trough in 15 mins, at 5:20 almost took 40 min. His was at gate 10-18
  • Redmond
    RedmondNovember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Given its condition, it might not be a bad idea to post the weather conditions INSIDE terminal A as well.
  • Redmond
    RedmondNovember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Much like this terminal with the rest of the airport, the TVs are out of sync.
  • Redmond
    RedmondNovember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I think the pigeons are the only ones who fly out of here on time
  • John S.
    John SourbeerNovember 1, 2013
    Disgusting Terminal
  • I K.
    I KOctober 5, 2013
    Eating healthy in Terminal A - there's nothing past the securuty check, so yiur best option is Qdoba at the small food court. Get the chicken salad in a bowl. Skip the cheese. Dream of better meals.
    Upvoted May 22
  • Andrea G.
    Andrea GretskyOctober 1, 2013
    Why can't Terminal A be more like Term C. At least it's not Term B
  • Gustavo V.
    Gustavo VillarrealOctober 1, 2013
    You've made it through the customer-service oriented security at Terminal A and are now preparing to board a tiny plane to a 2nd tier destination. Congrats on the awesome day you're having!
  • Dean E.
    Dean ErlandsonSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Add to why terminal A sucks.... Slowest security lines and TSA agents that could care less
  • Randy P.
    Randy PriceSeptember 16, 2013
    This place is a class A shithole!
  • Amy V.
    Amy VernonSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Terminal A has the best Foursquare tips of all of EWR.
  • Pete
    PeteAugust 24, 2013
    If you're connecting and land in one of the other terminals - stay there as long as possible before coming to A. Trust me...
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DwyerAugust 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Abica coffee... is it me or is this consistently the worst coffee?
  • Jon E.
    Jon EddyAugust 4, 2013
    Slowest security I've ever seen and so disorganized. Horrible terminal as well. Eat before going inside
  • Ernie B.
    Ernie BlanchardJuly 30, 2013
    Frequent travelers using this terminal must be saints! I certainly would kill myself or go postal ifI had to fly out of here all the time. Worse airport in the U.S!
  • Warren B.
    Warren BobrowJuly 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail
  • David B.
    David BatyJuly 22, 2013
    Worst terminal I have ever been in. Way too small, dirty, and has useless security agents. Regretting my decision to fly through here.
  • Steve S.
    Steve SilvermanJuly 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Time for an overhaul ... Terminal is old school..
  • Dean E.
    Dean ErlandsonJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    People waiting for the late gate agent. This airport sucks and terminal A is the worst.
  • Marissa O.
    Marissa OlexaJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Terminal A is the armpit of EWR. There is no good food, bar or shops. Security has no idea what it's doing so be prepared.
  • Marc I.
    Marc IsikoffJuly 5, 2013
    Food here is gross. Jersey Mikes subs, cheeburger x2, all most unhealthy. Eat before arriving.
  • Michael N.
    Michael NashJune 25, 2013
    Don't come here hungry! Make sure you plan to eat elsewhere and do not expect much to do to pass the time. This terminal is old and does not appear to have any room to add any amenities.
  • Karen P.
    Karen PetersJune 19, 2013
    Terminal C is much better at everythng. Avoid this one of you can. Tip: United's wider planes usually go out of C. Narrow 1-2 configurations almost always fly out of A.
  • Paul H.
    Paul HarneyJune 19, 2013
    If taking a united flight out of terminal A and have TSApre, go thru security at terminal C and take the shuttle. It has got to be faster than no TSApre at terminal A.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew ScarlettJune 2, 2013
    Grab a sandwich at the boar's head deli. Great sandwiches.
  • Vince C.
    Vince CavasinMay 24, 2013
    Ok. Ewr officially takes the shittiest airport crown from dtw.
  • Hans N.
    Hans NelsonMay 19, 2013
    If you had an option other than Newark Airport for a destination, and didn't take it, you now regret your decision :)
  • Matt M.
    Matt McGinleyMay 19, 2013
    Not a great terminal - but on the bright side, you may get to see some wildlife. Occasional pigeons, wild dogs, and gazelle are known to pass through terminal A.
  • Coby M.
    Coby MireMay 16, 2013
    Worst security line I have ever been through!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BenedictMay 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If Terminal C is Monte Carlo, Terminal A is Reno. That's right. It's not even Atlantic City. Reno...Fucking...Nevada.
  • Lexi K.
    Lexi K.May 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very inefficient security process resulting super slow wait time and long lines at this particular terminal. Avoid at all cost!
  • Anna H.
    Anna HerringtonMay 13, 2013
    Give yourself plenty of time, security is brutal!
  • Amy R.
    Amy RaymondMay 8, 2013
    If you are renting a car at Enterprise use the bathroom by them. Extra large stalls with chair in them for you to roll your luggage in and set your purse or extra bag on the chair. Great find!
  • Joyce T.
    Joyce TamMay 7, 2013
    Newark Terminal A is very desserted. More so at the boarding gate! Eat before you enter screening. There are only 4 stores in total.
  • Bob C.
    Bob CMay 5, 2013
    Beautiful terminal, much nicer than the afghan airport I know. The one bathroom sometimes has paper, and most of the stalls have doors! America! What a country!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Rich W.
    Rich WickerMay 2, 2013
    45 min delay
  • Nate H.
    Nate HMay 2, 2013
    No loung,, no wifi, not much food. Terminal B & C are much better.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TerminelliMay 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    WORST FUCKING TERMINAL EVER!!!!!!
  • Redmond
    RedmondApril 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fun Fact: In many languages, "Newark Liberty Airport Terminal A" translates to "purgatory"
  • Redmond
    RedmondApril 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Anytime you enter Terminal A is considered too early for entering Terminal A
  • Jesica V.
    Jesica VailApril 27, 2013
    The noodles weren't good but at least this guy shared them with me.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GuzmanApril 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Terminal A makes me feel like I have been magically transported to a third world country airport. Not as bad as the regional jet terminal at Houston but close.
  • Seymour H.
    Seymour HalpernApril 25, 2013
    Security screening slower than ever. Thanks Congress. Sequestration was supposed to work like MAD (mutual assured destruction for you yung uns)
  • Marshall K.
    Marshall KearneyApril 25, 2013
    Probably a great terminal when it was built. The world has changed and Terminal A has not changed with it. The place is cramped, food/drink selection is horrible. Hope for an on-time departure.
  • William C.
    William CooperApril 23, 2013
    Hey everyone there is no liquids over 3.4oz allowed through security. It's been this way for years so plz check in your shampoos, lotions, hair sprays etc.
  • Mark E.
    Mark EppsApril 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I am in the land with no garbage cans
  • Jillian D.
    Jillian DushanekApril 13, 2013
    Terminal A sucks! No food choices at all! Or anything for that matter!
  • Trish M.
    Trish McDonoughApril 11, 2013
    BEWARE!! !The black female cop at pick up L2 Door#3-6 is a rude and ignorant cunt!!
  • JP G.
    JP GierMarch 27, 2013
    Most entertaining tips I've read. Don't stop 'till you reach level pigeon.
  • Louphi
    LouphiMarch 19, 2013
    The worst terminal EVER ! Total chaos. Too many departures at the same time. Not enough chairs. Really bad.
  • Gene G.
    Gene GeistMarch 16, 2013
    Rude TSA. Brainless too.
  • Katherine P.
    Katherine PengMarch 14, 2013
    I appreciate the recharge stations
  • Shawn W.
    Shawn WilliamsMarch 8, 2013
    First line is for perferred class only, second line all others
  • Julie
    JulieMarch 8, 2013
    The security here is amaaaaaazingly horrific. Speechless!
  • Sam H.
    Sam HaveSippyMarch 8, 2013
    Its always hot here. Not in the good way...
  • Marc M.
    Marc MMarch 3, 2013
    Smooth Check in thru Security. Yea!!.
  • 🚂Chris🚃
    🚂Chris🚃March 1, 2013
    I used to believe Tupac was dead until I saw him standing in line behind me at the Terminal A Dunkin Donuts. Only in Newark.
  • Jackie S.
    Jackie SaborioFebruary 28, 2013
    Looks like they ran out of money after renovating terminal C. Awful awful. Security always takes forever!
    Upvoted May 6
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneFebruary 20, 2013
    What do you mean there's no airport bar past security?!?!
  • Proteus D.
    Proteus DuxburyFebruary 20, 2013
    5.00am flights are a crime against humanity.....so is terminal A
  • Britany S.
    Britany SweetFebruary 19, 2013
    There's a charging station no one knows about by the "transfer shuttle to terminal C" elevator
  • Elise J.
    Elise JonesFebruary 16, 2013
    After a transcontinental flight, sat on the plane outside gate for 30 min. waiting for a broken-down truck to be towed.
  • Dean E.
    Dean ErlandsonFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    One of the frequent flyers in Terminal A. What a dump
  • Jeremiah
    JeremiahFebruary 4, 2013
    United pilot was almost left at the terminal
  • Tim H.
    Tim HJanuary 25, 2013
    Note to EWR....add a TSA pre-check lane to terminal A (please). Worst setup in the US now.
  • Nico Raphael B.
    Nico Raphael BenedictoJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Eat Manchu Wok. Try the famous Orange Chicken, Honey Garlic Chicken, General Tso's, Wanton Noodles, Beef and Broccoli, Mixed Veggies, Sweet and Sour Pork, with your choice of white rice and more!
  • Sandip D.
    Sandip DagliJanuary 18, 2013
    Limited post security dining and shopping options; worst there is no Duty Free. Expect long security lineups with unprofessional staff.
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