I recently flew through Newark airport (Terminal B, concourse C). What a boring place!
If you ever use this terminal, be sure to bring your own entertainment, as there is absolutely nothing to do (airside or landside) while you wait for your flight.
Landside: If you are flying Virgin Atlantic, you may be able to access their landside lounge. If the AirTrain is working you can easily hop around to different terminals. To be honest I don’t know if the other terminals are any better as the AirTrain was not working when I was there. I didn’t have time to take the shuttle bus.
Airside: Once you pass through security, you will be stuck in this small concourse that is limited to a few food concessions and a duty free shop. There were cell phone charging stations.
There is no escaping the armrests at Newark Airport. This photo was taken airside at Terminal B, concourse 2.
Waiting for my flight, I chose to sit in this hallway that leads from security to the gates, as it was not so cold. The temperature at the gates was FREEZING. Why do they have the air-conditioner running in the Fall/Winter?
Seating does not improve at the gate. Plus, you’ll need a blanket while you wait!
Be sure to eat BEFORE you pass through security! There is a 24 hours Subway located landside in Terminal B.
Food options airside were limited to two overpriced concessions where I was charged over $10 for a Black Forest Ham & Cheese Sandwich and a bottle of water. The sandwich was good, but ouch!
Worth sleeping in the airport?
As a place to sleep, Newark Airport will be tough for the unprepared. If you are stuck there due to a weather delay, they do bring out some comfortable looking cots. Personally, I would not voluntarily sleep in this airport without an airmattress, warm clothes, a thick blanket and a fully loaded video library on my iPod.