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After landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) during my recent Dash for Platinum (where I visited all nine Delta hubs in under 48 hours), I had about two hours to spend in the newish Sky Club® before my red-eye flight to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). This lounge is located past security in between Terminals 2 and 3. After clearing security, the lounge can be found to the right.
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 LAX in the Sky Way is a huge space at over 30,000 square feet and offers lots of amenities including expansive buffets, a full bar, restrooms, shower suites, free Wi-Fi, and a Sky Deck like the one at JFK. I decided to have some dinner and then grabbed a shower before my flight to Boston.
When entering the lounge, there was an agent and a few kiosks to check credentials and grant access. Escalators and stairs inside the entrance lead up to the Sky Club®. I particularly loved the art on the side of the escalator.
Pop art branded skateboard decks.
An agent was on hand to assist arriving guests.
Art in the downstairs lobby gives the space a sense of place.
At the top of the escalators, you’ll find even more modern art.
Melted ice pop
You’ll find a large bar on the right side. It was packed while I visited and has seats both inside and on the Sky Deck. It offers all of the standard spirits, wine, and beer that Delta provides complimentary as well as some premium options for purchase.
The other end of the crowded bar.
Coffee machines were off to the side not far from the buffet. Two of them were out of order during my visit.
There was also water, iced tea, and lemonade available.
A Coke Freestyle machine offers other soft drinks.
I arrived late, so the food was pretty much wrapped up. This Sky Club® offers special food stations that prepare specialty dishes like pasta or avocado toast. They were closed during my visit. The buffet offered a decent selection of cold cuts, cheeses, barbecue, salads, sandwiches, and more.
Cold cuts and cheese
Salads and dressing
Hummus and more salads
Cornbread (this was so good…I ate three pieces).
Seating & Decor
There is tons of seating in this LAX Sky Club®. When I visited in the evening, I found some areas packed with passengers and others empty. The decor and art are modern and similar to other Sky Clubs®.
The coffee grotto features beautiful mosaic tiles creating a scene of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
One area has seating with a wall of TVs.
There are tables for larger groups and private phone booths for taking calls.
Smaller seating areas were scattered around the lounge.
Seats near the elevators
Seats at the top of the escalators
Seating near the buffet
This Sky Club® offers free Wi-Fi, shower suites, restrooms, an outdoor Sky Deck, and the food and beverages mentioned above. The Sky Deck was closed for a private event when I visited, so I did not get to experience it. The picture above is from Delta.
A hallway leads to a shower area. The shower suites at this Sky Club® were nicer than those at JFK. You reserve a shower suite through the nearby kiosk. Delta will text you when it’s your turn. There was no wait on my visit.
LAX Sky Club® shower suites have a private shower, toilet, and sink.
Shower suite toilet
Shower suite shower
Toiletries were Grown Alchemist brand.
Towels and a blowdryer were provided.
There are separate desks with agents to help with travel needs.
The Delta Sky Club® at LAX is huge and offers a ton of amenities. It was great to take a shower before going on my red-eye flight. 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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