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After landing at LaGuardia (LGA) during my recent Dash for Platinum (where I visited all nine Delta hubs in under 48 hours), I took an Uber to JFK and spent some time in the Terminal 4 Sky Club® before my flight to Detroit (DTW). At around 25,000 square feet, this is a big lounge and considered one of Delta’s flagship locations. It’s quite spacious and well appointed.
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: The Sky Club® at JFK by gate 31 is a huge space with lots of amenities including expansive buffets, a full bar, restrooms, shower suites, free Wi-Fi, and a Sky Deck like the one at LAX. I enjoyed my time in the lounge and got to check out both breakfast and lunch. A shower was also much needed after having been flying for over 24 hours at the time I arrived at this stop.
When entering the lounge, there are agents and kiosks to check credentials and grant access. Escalators and stairs inside the entrance lead up to the Sky Club®.
You’ll find a bar across from the buffet. It has eight seats if you want to sit there and offers all of the standard spirits, wine, and beer that Delta provides complimentary as well as some premium options for purchase.
Near the bar and buffet you’ll find a self-serve soda machine. It includes ginger ale (yay).
There are also self-serve juices.
And, self-serve water and iced tea.
There are also coffee machines, brewed coffee, hot water, and condiments around the lounge.
The food in the JFK Sky Club® is pretty expansive. For breakfast, there was a wide selection including egg bites, sausage, potatoes, muffins, pastries, yogurt, fruit, oatmeal, and more. For lunch, there were several hot dishes including pasta, chicken, and vegetables, as well as cold cuts, sandwiches, salads, shrimp cocktail, hummus, and more.
Pork sausage and roasted fingerling potatoes
Egg bites and frittata
Muffins and croissants
Yogurt parfaits and chia seed pudding
Hard boiled eggs, yogurt, and fruit
Cereal and oatmeal
Cheese and crackers
Breads and condiments
Madeleines and Palmiers
Shrimp cocktail and salads
Hummus and veggies
Seating & Decor
There is tons of seating in the JFK Sky Club®. When I visited in the morning, I found lots of open seats to choose from. Even as time passed, there was always a place to sit and eat or work. The decor and art are modern and similar to other Sky Clubs®.
There are all sorts of seating configurations around the lounge.
Seats for dining near the buffet
Additional seating for working
Even more seating back by the Sky Deck
This Sky Club® offers free Wi-Fi, a printer, shower suites, restrooms, an outdoor Sky Deck, and the food and beverages mentioned above.
The Sky Deck was closed during my visit.
A printer is in the back of the lounge.
The shower suites were okay. Definitely not as nice as those found in the Polaris® lounges or the Sky Club® at LAX. You reserve a shower suite through the nearby kiosk. Delta will text you when it’s your turn.
There was no line and I was texted immediately for shower suite four.
The private showers have a toilet and vanity. There was no hair dryer and the towels were a bit ratty with a few holes.
Stand-up shower with Grown Alchemist toiletries
The Delta Sky Club® at JFK is huge and offers a ton of amenities. It was great to take a shower after being on multiple flights. I hope the Sky Deck is open the next time I come and look forward to future visits.
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.
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