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On a recent layover in Atlanta (ATL), I took a few minutes to check out one of the smaller Sky Clubs®. I had attempted to go to one of the closer lounges as I was departing from the B gates, but six of the nine Sky Clubs® at ATL were closed due to burst pipes and lack of water pressure. It was an okay place to grab some food, a drink, and check some email before my connection, but it was crowded (even more so since so many lounges were closed).
Access is granted to passengers with memberships (purchased annually), one-time pass holders (earned from the co-branded American Express cards), Delta One®, SkyTeam premium cabin passengers, SkyTeam Elite Plus when flying internationally in premium cabins, the Centurion® and the Platinum Card® from American Express holders, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card holders, WestJet business class passengers, and WestJet Rewards Platinum and Gold Elite. Allowed guests vary by access type. A same-day boarding pass is required to enter the Delta Sky Club®.
Anthony’s Take: This lounge is one of the smaller ones in ATL. It used to be a United Club℠ and was remodeled to become a Sky Club® a few years back. I like that it has lots of natural light. It offers all the basics like food, a bar, free Wi-Fi, a copier/printer, and restrooms, but not much else.
When entering the lounge there is a desk for checking credentials and travel assistance if needed.
In the back corner you’ll find a full bar. It offers all of the standard spirits, wine, and beer that Delta provides complimentary as well as some premium options for purchase.
Across from the bar is a buffet with a limited selection. This includes salads, sandwiches, soups, two hot entrees, and desserts.
Three salads were on offer.
Veggies, crackers, cheese, and salami
Vegan vegetable soup
A selection of condiments
Chocolate chip cookies, Rice Krispy treats, and pumpkin coffee cake
Water, lemonade, iced tea, and a coffee machine
Hot water for tea and packaged snacks with views of planes departing from nearby gates.
Surrounding the front desk are two areas with seating. I did not take pictures of the seats as they were all occupied during my visit.
This Sky Club® offers free Wi-Fi, restrooms, and the food and beverages mentioned above. It also had a small room with an all-in-one printer/copier as well as a paper shredder.
The Delta Sky Club® by gate D12 in Atlanta is small, but functional with a buffet, full bar, and free Wi-Fi. I like the natural light and to be able to watch the planes from this lounge. If you’re departing from the D gates, it’s worth stopping by for a quick visit.
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