Delta Further Updates Sky Club® Access Rules

by Anthony Losanno
Delta Sky Club Desk LGA

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Delta Air Lines has made numerous changes to its Sky Club® access policies over the past year to help curb overcrowding. These include not allowing guests to enter more than three hours before departure (this may be easing), banning employees from using the lounge, and only letting those traveling in premium cabins internationally access. Now it looks like there are a few new changes.

Delta Sky Club ATL B

The Points Guy is reporting that SkyMiles can be redeemed for guest access. This costs 5,000 per person and is in line with Delta’s assumed goal of redeeming one SkyMile per penny (guest access would be $50 otherwise). This is available to Sky Club® members.

Delta has launched two Grab-and-Go Sky Clubs® at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in Concourse B and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in Terminal 4, Concourse B. Guest access will now cost $25 or 2,500 miles for those who hold Delta Sky Club® memberships.

One final thing: you can’t go to a Grab-and-Go Sky Club® and then choose to hang out in the regular lounge. Delta updated its rules to state:

A Delta Sky Club Member or customer with Club access (and their respective guests) may not enter a Delta Sky Club within 3 hours after utilizing the Grab and Go feature on the same day at the same airport. Similarly, a Delta Sky Club Member or customer with Club access (and their respective guests) may not utilize the Grab and Go feature within 3 hours after entering a Club on the same day at the same airport.”

Anthony’s Take: Delta’s latest rules are another attempt to keep crowds down. My experience is that Delta lounges are crowded but nowhere nearly as much as United Clubs. We’ll see what impact this has in the future.

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1 comment

Steve June 15, 2023 - 10:11 pm

Delta needs make even stricter rules. Most all Sky Clubs in Atlanta are packed!…It’s not a Lounge, but a small buffet that turns into a free for all frenzy!!Non premium members pay the fee and then come in to party. ..To start..I suggest ONLY Gold Members and higher even have the opportunity to buy in with points, money or status. If that doesn’t return the lounges to an orderly place, then make it Platinum and higher!..Again in ATL they are not “Lounges”…


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