Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club® (JFK – Gate 31)

by Anthony Losanno
Delta Sky Club JFK

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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.

Delta Sky Club JFK Escalators

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®.

Delta Sky Club JFK Bar


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.

Delta Sky Club JFK Soda

Near the bar and buffet you’ll find a self-serve soda machine. It includes ginger ale (yay).

Delta Sky Club JFK Juice

There are also self-serve juices.

Delta Sky Club JFK Iced Tea

And, self-serve water and iced tea.

Delta Sky Club JFK Coffee

There are also coffee machines, brewed coffee, hot water, and condiments around the lounge.

Delta Sky Club JFK Buffet


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.

Delta Sky Club JFK Sausage

Pork sausage and roasted fingerling potatoes

Delta Sky Club JFK Egg Bites

Egg bites and frittata

Delta Sky Club JFK Muffins

Muffins and croissants

Delta Sky Club JFK Yogurt

Yogurt parfaits and chia seed pudding

Delta Sky Club JFK Eggs

Hard boiled eggs, yogurt, and fruit

Delta Sky Club JFK Cereal

Cereal and oatmeal

Delta Sky Club JFK Cornmeal

Coconut cornmeal

Delta Sky Club JFK Cheese

Cheese and crackers

Delta Sky Club JFK Meats

Assorted meats

Delta Sky Club JFK Breads

Breads and condiments

Delta Sky Club JFK Madeleines

Madeleines and Palmiers

Delta Sky Club JFK Pasta

Veggie pasta

Delta Sky Club JFK Chicken

Roasted chicken

Delta Sky Club JFK Spinach

Sautéed spinach

Delta Sky Club JFK Potatoes 2

More potatoes

Delta Sky Club JFK Shrimp

Shrimp cocktail and salads

Delta Sky Club JFK Hummus

Hummus and veggies

Delta Sky Club JFK Seating 1

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®.

Delta Sky Club JFK Seating 2

There are all sorts of seating configurations around the lounge.

Delta Sky Club JFK Seating 3

More seats

Delta Sky Club JFK Seating 4

Seats for dining near the buffet

Delta Sky Club JFK Seating 5

Additional seating for working

Delta Sky Club JFK Seating 6

Even more seating back by the Sky Deck

Delta Sky Club JFK Art


This Sky Club® offers free Wi-Fi, a printer, shower suites, restrooms, an outdoor Sky Deck, and the food and beverages mentioned above.

Delta Sky Club JFK Sky Deck

The Sky Deck was closed during my visit.

Delta Sky Club JFK Printer

A printer is in the back of the lounge.

Delta Sky Club JFK Shower Kiosk

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.

Delta Sky Club JFK Shower 4

There was no line and I was texted immediately for shower suite four.

Delta Sky Club JFK Toilet

The private showers have a toilet and vanity. There was no hair dryer and the towels were a bit ratty with a few holes.

Delta Sky Club JFK Shower

Stand-up shower with Grown Alchemist toiletries

Overall Impression:

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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