Avoid Newark Airport This Summer (If You Can)
If you’ll be traveling this summer, I’d suggest avoiding Newark Liberty International Airport if you can as they’ll be closing their Air Train (which connects the airport to the city) between May 1-July 15. That’s during summer’s peak travel season! What were they thinking? Even Amtrak won’t be stopping at Newark Airport’s train station, so the only way to get to the airport will be via taxi or bus or the replacement shuttle bus, which will leave from downtown Newark. That’s not even the worst news. Get this: On April 1st, they shut down a major runway to begin rehabilitation work for 60 days. I had a friend who flew through there last week and as a result, she was stuck on the runway for two and a half hours before taking off for Europe. Yikes!
They’re also shutting down the AirTrain between terminals so there will be shuttle buses between the three terminals and the other locations. As one reader put it, this is going to be a big mess!
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