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    Am I allowed to leave the airport?

    Just looking for a bit of advice, or maybe someone knows of a good forum to ask this question?

    Ok, so Ill be flying from Austin, TX direct to Newark, NJ

    I land in Newark, NJ at 11.02am but wont be leaving until 7.45pm on the flight to Glasgow.

    So thats 8 hours 43mins Ive got.

    Am I allowed to go out the airport for a quick visit to Manhatten? Rather than sitting in the airport for that length of time, Id like to maybe just go for a visit into Times Square and then quite happily head back to Newark.

    However, am I allowed to do this when my bags might be checked all the way through to Glasgow when I leave Austin?

    Confused as to what Im allowed to do.:(

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    It is allowed, as it's an internal flight from Austin to NY. I have done this in New York, Chicago and Washington when I have big stop overs. As your checked in all the way through you don't need to be there hrs in advance. Hope this helps..

    hippyharry - who did you book your flights with? I need (want) some for houston, but they are soooo expensive
    Thanks in advance
    Edited by: "geegee-pinata" 27th Jan 2011

    Original Poster

    Shoegirl,

    I just wasnt sure if I was allowed out the airport security because my bags will be checked through. That is awesome if they will let me to go visit Manhatten.

    What time roughly would I have to be back at the airport for my flight to Glasgow?

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    geegee-pinata

    hippyharry - who did you book your flights with? I need (want) some for … hippyharry - who did you book your flights with? I need (want) some for houston, but they are soooo expensive :)Thanks in advance



    I booked my flight through Opodo. Im flying with Continental direct from Glasgow to Newark, 2 hour layover, then a flight to houston, 90min layover, then a flight to Austin.

    On the way back, im going Austin to Newark, then almost 9 hour layover before flight to Glasgow.

    As far as im aware, Im flying with United Airlines on the way back, but it might be Continental. Not really sure. Haha. But my flights are confirmed, and I got to choose my seats for free already on the Continental website after making the booking via Opodo.

    Flight cost was £450 return. Pricey, but flying from London was £430, and for an extra £20 for Glasgow instead of trying to get to London when you weigh up the cost of fuel for the car, parking the car, or train or a flight.

    Could of got it cheaper if i booked a few months ago, but hey ho, sods law eh?

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    Jumpingphil

    I don't think shoegirl has read your post correctly.She doesn't realise … I don't think shoegirl has read your post correctly.She doesn't realise your flight is not internal. I'm assuming here that the Glasgow you talk of is in Scotland and not in the USA.



    Well, the flight from Austin to Newark is Internal, but im just unsure if when i check in at Austin, and then get my flight to Newark, will I be allowed out of the airport for a few hours if I just head out. Surely, since I wont be classed as "In Transit", ill be able to just leave the airport like everyone else and head into the city for a few hours, and when I come back, I just aim for the right gate, head through security and hey ho, that will be it.

    heh crazy idea
    ask the airline

    Dont airports have a specific area for "Transfers" ... sure I've seen signs for it when I've landed in arrivals at places before.

    as your austin to newark flight is internal you'll be able to walk straight out of the terminal.
    there isnt anybody to stop you leaving, you dont need to go through immigration or passport control or customs or anything.


    dont think your bags will go straight through to glasgow though (although i might be wrong) in which case you'd need to take them or leave them in storage for a few hours.
    Edited by: "tommay" 28th Jan 2011

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    tommay

    as your austin to newark flight is internal you'll be able to walk … as your austin to newark flight is internal you'll be able to walk straight out of the terminal. there isnt anybody to stop you leaving, you dont need to go through immigration or passport control or customs or anything.dont think your bags will go straight through to glasgow though (although i might be wrong) in which case you'd need to take them or leave them in storage for a few hours.


    LOL at the thought someone believes you can land in the USA and just walk out on to the streets without going through passport control, customs & immigration!

    Jumpingphil

    I don't think shoegirl has read your post correctly.She doesn't realise … I don't think shoegirl has read your post correctly.She doesn't realise your flight is not internal. I'm assuming here that the Glasgow you talk of is in Scotland and not in the USA.

    geegee-pinata

    hippyharry - who did you book your flights with? I need (want) some for … hippyharry - who did you book your flights with? I need (want) some for houston, but they are soooo expensive :)Thanks in advance



    To be honest I'm not sure if it's allowed; I've flown Houston - Newark - Edinburgh before. When I landed in Newark I was already in the departure area, i.e. I didn't have to go through security again.



    I flew to Houston with Continental from Edinburgh (Edin - Newark - IAH), but this was in September 2009 and the flight only cost about £360 return - I don't think you can even get a flight to New York for that these days. I booked it through Expedia at the time. Where are you flying from? Have you tried skyscanner.net?


    geegee-pinata

    hippyharry - who did you book your flights with? I need (want) some for … hippyharry - who did you book your flights with? I need (want) some for houston, but they are soooo expensive :)Thanks in advance



    I flew to Houston with Continental from Edinburgh (Edin - Newark - IAH), but this was in September 2009 and the flight only cost about £360 return - I don't think you can even get a flight to New York for that these days. I booked it through Expedia at the time. Where are you flying from? Have you tried skyscanner.net?[/quote]

    I want to pay that ha ha! Can fly from anywhere really, pref manchester/bham but London is no prob either. Its for 2 adults and 2 children, and all i can find are full price flights for us all, which is a bit annoying, but the children will be taking up a seat! I haven't looked at skyscanner yet - will do now thanks
    Edited by: "geegee-pinata" 28th Jan 2011

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    civms47

    To be honest I'm not sure if it's allowed; I've flown Houston - Newark - … To be honest I'm not sure if it's allowed; I've flown Houston - Newark - Edinburgh before. When I landed in Newark I was already in the departure area, i.e. I didn't have to go through security again. I flew to Houston with Continental from Edinburgh (Edin - Newark - IAH), but this was in September 2009 and the flight only cost about £360 return - I don't think you can even get a flight to New York for that these days. I booked it through Expedia at the time. Where are you flying from? Have you tried skyscanner.net?



    Thats the confusing part because if im flying from Austin to Newark, and that was where my trip ended, I wouldnt have to go through Customs. It would be a domestic flight. So then how could I get off the plane and already be in the departure lounge for an international flight?

    hippyharry

    Thats the confusing part because if im flying from Austin to Newark, and … Thats the confusing part because if im flying from Austin to Newark, and that was where my trip ended, I wouldnt have to go through Customs. It would be a domestic flight. So then how could I get off the plane and already be in the departure lounge for an international flight?



    I imagine you could probably get out, but I don't know how you'd go about getting back in. Probably best to phone the airline/travel agent and ask...

    Original Poster

    Sent an email to the airline.

    Lets see what they say!
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