I am coordinating the travel arrangements for a group of 12-15 college students and adults to Bologna, Italy in March. Our travel agent has booked a group fare on United and Lufthansa. Our outbound flight is in three legs: DFW to Newark to Frankfurt to Bologna. We will do our international check-in at DFW, and our bags will be checked all the way through to BLQ.
My concern is the short layover time in Newark. We fly on United Express from DFW to Newark, arriving at 6:07 pm on a Saturday evening. Our international flight on United departs at 7:05 pm. I have never flown through the Newark airport, but I am guessing that there will be a terminal change. Hopefully we won't have to go security again? Does anyone know?
We have to pay deposits on these tickets by November 28th, but final payment is not due till February 7th. Is it possible that our agent could get better routing in the meantime, if more group space opens up? I welcome your thoughts and advice.