Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club® (DTW – Gate A43)

by Anthony Losanno
Delta Sky Club DTW A43 1

Advertiser Disclosure: The Bulkhead Seat earns an affiliate commission for anyone approved through the links below. This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. We work to provide the best publicly available offers to our readers. We frequently update them, but this site does not include all available offers.

Terms apply to American Express benefits and offers. Enrollment may be required for select American Express benefits and offers. Visit americanexpress.com to learn more.

Heading between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Tampa International Airport, we had some time to check out the Delta Sky Club® near Gate A43 in Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) during our connection. I’ve reviewed the lounge near A68 (more here) and will have reviews of some of the other Sky Clubs® in the near future.

The entrance to the Sky Club® is on the same level as the gates, which is different as most of the others in Detroit are found up a level near the tram between terminals.


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 Sky Club® at Gate A43 in DTW is a small and was pretty crowded during our visit. It has the standard food options, a bar, and open seating. If it’s near your gate, it’s worth a visit (but there are nicer Sky Clubs® in Detroit). We found it too crowded and moved to a less busy lounge before our flight.

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 2

You enter on the same level as the gates to find kiosks and a check-in desk. An elevator leads to the Sky Club®.

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 3


Delta Sky Club DTW A43 4


Delta Sky Club DTW A43 5

I liked the art in this lobby. It portrayed Diana Ross, some other famous folks from Detroit, and some cars.

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 6


A bar was found in the far left corner of the lounge. It offers all of the standard spirits, wine, and beer that Delta provides complimentary as well as some premium options for purchase. There are a few tables between the bar, the buffet, and the dessert station.

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 7


Delta Sky Club DTW A43 8

Around the corner from the buffet, you’ll find soft drinks. There is iced tea, lemonade, and a soda fountain.

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 9

There is a coffee machine, tea, and condiments located here as well.

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 10

Drip coffee is also on offer.

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 11


Lunch was being served during my visit. The buffet offered a nice selection of Chicken Shawarma, Mezze Spiced Potatoes, rice, soup, meats and cheeses, salads, sandwiches, hummus and pita chips, and more.

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 12

Chicken Shawarma

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 13

Mezze Spiced Potatoes

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 14

Yellow Rice

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 15

Turkey Sandwiches and wraps

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 16

Minestrone Soup

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 17

Cheese, meat, and crackers

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 18

Lebanese Fattoush Salad, Spinach Salad, and Roasted Carrot Salad

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 19

Hummus and Pita

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 22

Brownies, cookies, and cobbler

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 20

Seating & Decor

As mentioned above, this Sky Club® is small, but I loved the Pop art throughout. There were lots of different configurations of couches, chairs, and tables throughout the lounge. Definitely not the most exciting in terms of decor, but it serves it’s purpose.

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 21

Seating fills up virtually all open space throughout the lounge.

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 22


This Sky Club® offers free Wi-Fi, restrooms, magazines, a printer and shredder, and the food and beverages mentioned above.

Delta Sky Club DTW A43 23

A printer and shredder are tucked into a corner in the back.

Overall Impression: This Delta Sky Club® is not particularly exciting and felt overly crowded. The buffet was nicely presented and it had plenty of seating, but the space is small.

Anthony’s Credit Card Pick: I love the lounges where The Platinum Card® from American Express grants me access. It has had a prominent place in my wallet for many years now. While it does have an annual fee of $695, it provides many travel benefits and will always be my go-to for lounge access (both Delta Sky Clubs® and Centurion Lounges) and booking airfare from the airlines to earn 5x points (up to $500,000 per calendar year). Learn more. Rates & Fees. Terms apply.

User Generated Content Disclosure: The Bulkhead Seat encourages constructive discussions, comments, and questions. Responses are not provided by or commissioned by any bank advertisers. These responses have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the responsibility of the bank advertiser to respond to comments.

1 comment

rmah February 19, 2024 - 12:22 am

thanks for these reviews!


Leave a Comment

Related Articles