United Airlines is Giving Away Three Perfect Days in… Newark

With as full as flights are these days, if your United transatlantic flight out of Newark cancels I could easily see the airline not being able to get you out for three days. Then you’d be stuck spending three days in Newark. I’d say you could pitch the story to the airline’s magazine, but somebody already did that.

For as long as I can remember United’s Hemispheres inflight magazine has included a feature “Three Perfect Days” Well, now you can win three perfect days in… Newark.

The lucky winner will receive two round-trip tickets from United Airlines and a 4-day/3-night stay at the TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown Hotel.

They will enjoy dining at places such as Marcus B&P, the celebrated restaurant of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson; and, Catas, a popular Spanish fare restaurant located in the heart of the city’s Ironbound neighborhood.

The winners will also have the chance to sample delicious cocktails at Newark’s authentic All Points West Distillery and enjoy lively entertainment at LaRouge.

The winners will also receive complimentary tickets to visit the GRAMMY Museum Experience at Prudential Center, a concert performance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and the Newark Museum.

They say history repeats itself first as tragedy and then as farce, however I think this recreation of Three Perfect Days is… serious… although I don’t know anyone who would describe three nights at the TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown as perfect. Although I must say my only experience with Marcus Samuelsson is the coach buy on board on American Airlines earlier in the decade and the Samuelsson nuts were good.

United Newark Terminal C

Just bear in mind that the winner won’t just have to go to Newark, they’ll have to pay taxes on the fair market value of this (better bone up on how to dispute the reported value of a prize).

Do you think the winner could trade this in for three perfect days in the Newark Polaris lounge?

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  1. BTW that open airy shot of EWR C in no way accurately portrays the hot crowded mess it typically is

  2. @UA-NYC I’ll defer to you given your username but other than the mad-house hallway right after security, every time I go through there for connecting flights it doesn’t seem that bad…

  3. @Steve S: Once you make it past check-in and security, Terminal C isn’t that bad. But woe is you if you end up in the hell that is United Express’s operation in Terminal A.

    The biggest issue at Terminal C in my experience is that there aren’t nearly enough restrooms in the concourses for the number of passengers. Otherwise, the terminal building is fine. It’s not going to wow anyone, but it gets the job done.

  4. The C1 pier isn’t terrible. A bit wider and more open. The other two are way too narrow, too many people, and the scourge of OTG right in the middle of each walkway is terrible.

    And it’s the only hub as noted where guys have to wait in lines for urinals.

    And the domestic lounge situation is an effing joke.

    And security is an ongoing disaster (at least til Clear gets going).

    Other than that it’s just swell.

  5. Ok, Gary, if you’re not interested, you need not enter! Maybe someone with family in the area will win and have an enjoyable visit!

  6. My apartment is visible in the photo. There is plenty to do in Newaek for 2 days, including tons of amazing food.

    The 3rd day, i’d take the train into Manhattan (19 minutes)

  7. Newark is not a safe place to walk around during night time hours. Just read some of the local news about the murders that are place daily and the volume of robberies. No reason to enter this contest!

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