Just saw an email from United announcing direct flights from Newark to Venice. I had never seen this before, so thought I would share. Apologies if old news.
That's great, as there are so few nonstop flights from the US to Venice, so more options are always welcome. Looking at Kayak for the random date of July 15, it shows the departure from VCE as 10:55 AM, so it's also better than the connecting flights that require extremely early departures. And it's a Boeing 767, for those who want a two aisle plane across the Atlantic (many of United's transatlantic routes from EWR are on 757's).
Thank you for sharing. No apologies is necessary! This is great news, especially since I always fly out of Newark. My dream is to go to Venice for a week and that would be wonderful to be able to fly to and/or from Venice non stop! Are you going to Venice and if so for how long? Have a great time if you are planning it. I have been to Venice on a few tours and love it but never spent enough time in Venice! Hope to in the near future.
many of United's transatlantic routes from EWR are on 757
While United does use 757s across the pond, they also use just as many 767s and 777s out of Newark.
Pricing appears to be 50% higher (at least) over flying to Milan and taking a train from there to Venice.
Not planning another trip there soon, but I know there are a lot of people on the Forum that would like to go in or out of Venice, and this would be good news.
We are planning a trip to Venice before a cruise and have been checking flights out of Newark. Have never flown in or out of Newark, so was wondering how much layover time we would need since we will be coming from Chicago. Is about 3.5 hours enough? The flight to Venice is a 767.
Thanks and sorry for hijacking this thread.
Ruth, I've never flown out of there either, but do recall seeing a recent article rating Newark the worst major airport in terms of flight delays. I guess that work both ways if you are connecting there.
Ruth assuming both flights are United, 3.5 is more than enough time. At terminal C, (which is United's hub), the gates for international destinations are mixed in with the gates for domestic flights. So it's entire feasible for the Venice gate to be just a few feet away. Worst case scenario, it won't take anymore than 15 minutes to get from the far ends of the terminal. You won't have to go through any security screening at Newark.
3.5 hours should be fine, assuming inbound flight is on time. However, if you're flight from ORD is on a regional jet (as some of these flights are), you might be arriving at Terminal A in Newark. This will require you to transfer to Terminal C for your Venice flight. But, again, assuming on-time flight, still enough time.