It’s time for another review! This time let’s look at EWR or Newark Liberty International Airport. Now I do need to preface this with the fact I have not spent a lot of time here, so I don’t know it as well as those who work out of this airport. But this one has a special place in my heart, as it was here that I interviewed for this job. It’s where my journey started.
Newark is one of the big airports, lots of different airlines and lots of different terminals. I’ll only be talking about the one’s I’ve flown in and out of.
Newly redone, our terminals look amazing, and despite the large amount of people there almost always, it stays spacious and roomy so long as you aren’t near any of the security check points. The layout of the terminals, though large, makes sense and it is fairly easy to navigate once you read the over head signage, of which there is an ample amount. If you read my previous review you’ll know I enjoy a good moving walkway. EWR, however, does not. I don’t believe there is a single one to be found in our terminals.
Dining options are pleasantly overwhelming. You can stop by any of the small bars/restaurants in the middle of concourses, stop by one of the small vendors for a water bottle and some pretzels, or sit down at one of the sit-down dining restaurants. There’s everything from pizza to sushi present. There is also a large food court with salad bars, and lots of choices. Every time I go there I end up smiling like an idiot at all the food I could buy.
Bathrooms are numerous, easily found by the aforementioned ample overhead signage, and clean. most importantly there always seems to be enough stalls so you don’t have to wait in long lines. They’ve always been clean and nice looking.
Now, for Pros and Cons:
- Newly refurbished and looking classy
- Big, so lots of flight options for those non-revvers
- Lots and lots of signs
- Good, simple layout, not maze-like
- Food, so much food you’ll cry
- Seriously though, so much good food
- Lots of bathrooms, nice and clean
- You will get exercise in for the day if you have a heavy bag
- TSA check points are easy to find, and sometimes there’s doggies there to sniff you as you walk past. Don’t pet them, they’re working and doing a good job.
- Areas near gates are spacious so you don’t feel the need to start mooing like cattle
- I believe there’s a rail system to and from the airport but I’ve never taken it.
- Distressing lack of dinosaurs
- Distressing lack of moving walkways
- Distressing presence of ramps that will make you regret packing so much in your carry-on
- Rather crowded near TSA check points
- Traffic, need I say more?
- The hallway connecting terminals that runs behind the TSA checkpoints can feel claustrophobic
- Going towards baggage claim you may have to fight against the flow of traffic to get to the correct escalator.
All in all, EWR is a great, modern airport that any foodie would be perfectly fine getting stuck in. Ready for a fun fact? Newark is part of the largest airport system in the United States and the second largest in the world (by passenger traffic). This system includes Newark, LaGuardia, and JFK! (Don’t believe it? Go on Wikipedia to see with your own eyes! (Thanks Wikipedia, love you, kisses!))
Thanks for stopping by to read my second review, what stands out to you about EWR?