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inside ewr airportNewark airport is 16 miles from midtown Manhattan, making it the most convenient airport for business in the West side of Manhattan in addition to New Jersey.

The efficient Air Train service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing easy connections to NJ Transit, Manhattan, Philadelphia and points north and south. AirTrain service also connects passengers to rental car facilities, hotel shuttles and central parking lot.

 

New York/Newark
Dining, design and industry leading technology

United’s investment of $120 million in Terminal C facilities includes:

  • 60 updated gate areas
  • Use of 6,000 free iPad tablets with 20 languages
  • More than 55 new dining venues with acclaimed chefs
    - including four with Michelin stars
  • 10,000 power outlets
  • World-class gourmet markets and duty-free shops


Travelers can use free iPad tablets to track flights, order from the terminal’s restaurants, and purchase travel amenities.

 

The Global Services experience

The Terminal C United Global Services reception lobby offers personalized check-in and travel services to members of United’s invitation-only Global Services program and to customers traveling on long-haul international flights in United Global First. Adjacent to the C-2 security checkpoint, customers access the lobby via the Premier Access entry located at Door 4 of the Terminal C mid-level departures area.

 

newark mapNewark is home to three United Club locations;

Two in Terminal C and one in Terminal A.

All United Club locations offer a wide range of amenities to make your travel experience productive and enjoyable. Amenities include complimentary access to beverages, light hot and cold snacks, high-speed wireless Internet access and agent assistance with any travel needs.

 

Complimentary Mercedes-Benz flight-connection service

Global Services travelers at Newark have access to United’s Mercedes-Benz tarmac transportation service. When feasible, representatives meet Global Services and GlobalFirst customers with applicable itineraries who may have tight connections and will drive them between tarmacs to their connecting flights.

 

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Read more about United’s Premium Service

Read More – “United Airlines Strengthens New York / New Jersey Hub with Move of p.s Transcontinental Service to Newark"

Credit Card HolidayCredit cards are part of our everyday lives. It’s hard to imagine how we ever lived without them, but as much as these bits of plastic can make our lives easier, they can also cause a lot of grief, particularly when we’re travelling. Here Reuben Zelwer outlines how to make sure your credit card has as good a holiday as you do!


To ensure your holiday is memorable for the right reasons, review the following tips before you take off:


• Check the expiry date on your cards to make sure it remains valid for your entire trip.


• Tell your credit card providers that you are travelling overseas. Provide dates of departure and return and even tell them which countries you will be visiting so purchases from those countries don’t set off warning systems.


• Write down your card details including the ‘lost and stolen’ helpline number. Take one copy with you and leave one at home in a safe place.


• Fraudsters are getting smarter so treat your credit cards like cash – protect them at all times.


• Remember you will pay interest on any cash advances so think about putting your card in credit or use a debit card to allow you to withdraw cash without interest. Most cards will include a cash advance fee of 2% or more, and interest is charged from the day of the transaction – there are no interest free days!1


• When paying for items, always check what you are paying for before you authorise the payment. Cross out any blank lines before the total so that additional charges can’t be added. If a merchant makes a mistake while processing the transaction, personally tear up the incorrect receipt.


• Don’t use public internet connections to check your credit card or bank statements. It is so easy to infiltrate these connections and all of your banking details can easily be accessed.


• As soon as you return home, check your account and statements carefully. Fraudsters will often make a small transaction on your card as a test. If you see odd amounts or transactions that you don’t recognise report them to your financial institution immediately. If you suspect foul play, call your provider’s helpline and they will cancel the card.


• And finally, if you will be away longer than a month, set up an automatic payment plan to take care of regular credit card repayments.


1. For example, if you withdraw $5,000 at the beginning of your monthly cycle and repay it 55 days later, based on current interest rates you may be up for $250 in fees (that’s 5%).


Written by: Reuben Zelwer from AdaptWealth. www.adaptwealth.com.au

serenestopovers

If you’re a long haul business traveler, you know how soul destroying those lost hours in airports between connections can be. However, if you ever have to stop over in Singapore at Changi Airport & have a couple of hours to burn in between flights, check out the Cactus Rooftop Lounge Terminal 1 on level 3 is the amazing Cactus Rooftop Bar.

Featuring an open air bar, you can meander through tiny trails that showcase over 40 different species of Cactus - all while you sip on a nice relaxing cocktail or grab some nibbles from the bar. It truly is a long-haul travelers oasis. At night it is a magical place to be as the soft lighting highlights the gardens and the stars appear above.

Many credit cards offer a very basic level of travel insurance covering cancellation and (sometimes) medical assistance, however they can be vague and don’t offer much information as to where to turn in case of an emergency, as well as having limitations of how much of your travel arrangements need to be purchased on your credit card to qualify for cover.

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Some important questions you need to check when discussing Travel Insurance:

• Will you have a 24/7 emergency medical and travel assistance service you can call from anywhere in the world if something goes wrong?

• Does your travel insurance provider offer a comprehensive emergency assistance service by an Australian-based company?

• If you have an existing medical condition, is it excluded from cover or can the condition be covered by paying an additional premium?

• Will your additional expenses be covered if you have a sick or injured relative and need to come home?

• Do you know what your excess will be if you have to make a claim?

• Have you checked there is enough cover for any personal items?

• Will you be covered for the activities you are planning – snowboarding, motorbike riding, bungy jumping, white water rafting?

• If your rental car is damaged and you need to pay the car rental company an excess – will that be covered?

• Are you aware of the exclusions, limitations and age restrictions of your insurance – for example is there a cap on emergency medical expenses due to your age or will you be covered if you are travelling for business?

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Please contact your Travel Agent to discuss the different types of cover and benefits available.

Always make sure you read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before accepting any travel insurance policy and write down any questions you want to ask your travel agent.

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Shoes

When travelling for business – time is money and wasted time is annoying – especially if you’ve got a plane to catch. Help save yourself time at security screening points by wearing shoes without laces. Just swap them with a pair of slip-ons, and you’ll find yourself slipping right through the queue.
Another great way to save time at security by ensuring that all things metal (watch, keys, change, phone, etc) is already packed in a piece of carry-on luggage.

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