Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club® (MSP – Gates G17-G18)

by Anthony Losanno
Delta Sky Club MSP Entrance

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We are on our way to Sicily and Sardinia. After flying from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP), we had some time before our second flight and decided to head to the new Sky Club® by Gates G17 and G18. This lounge was recently remodeled and reopened on April 19th (I had written about it at the time, here).


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 newly renovated lounge is beautiful. The colors throughout are shades of copper, bronze, and sage green, which is very on trend form what I recently saw at the Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas. This Sky Club® has 21,000 square feet of space with tons of seating configurations, phone booths for calls, two bars, buffet, a gelato station, Wi-Fi, a Sky Deck, and more. It was not too busy during our visit and there is plenty of space to accommodate lots of passengers.

Delta Sky Club MSP Elevators

A pair of elevators lead up to the lounge.

Delta Sky Club MSP Kiosks

Once upstairs, you’ll find three kiosks and an agent to check credentials.

Delta Sky Club MSP Dog

There is a lot of unique art throughout the lounge and I liked the dog near the entrance.

Delta Sky Club MSP Customer Service 1


Delta Sky Club MSP Customer Service 2

After check-in, you’ll find customer service directly to the right.

Delta Sky Club MSP Customer Service Art

The art behind the desks really showcases the Great Lakes.

Delta Sky Club MSP Bar 1


There are two bars located on the next to the agents and outside on the Sky Deck. They offer all of the standard spirits, wine, and beer that Delta provides complimentary, as well as some premium options for purchase.

Delta Sky Club MSP Bar 2

The indoor bar area is huge with tons of seating.

Delta Sky Club MSP Water Iced Tea

You’ll find ice water and iced tea near the Business Center.

Delta Sky Club MSP Tea

There is also hot water and tea here. It’s odd that there isn’t also coffee to be found here (it’s near the buffet). I think the coffee dispensers might have just been missing during my visit.

Delta Sky Club MSP Coke Machine

A Coca-Cola Freestyle machine was near the buffet. It needed to be refilled as almost every choice was empty. I dislike that these machines don’t have ginger ale.

Delta Sky Club MSP Coffee Machines

The coffee machines are located nearby.

Delta Sky Club MSP Coffee

There is also Starbucks drip coffee here.

Delta Sky Club MSP Bevi

More iced tea and a Bevi sparkling water machine are also here.

Delta Sky Club MSP Sky Deck Bar

A second bar is found out on the Sky Deck.

Delta Sky Club MSP Buffet


Lunch/dinner was being served during my visit. The buffet has soup, salads, sandwiches, cheese, cold cuts, hummus, and a few hot dishes.

Delta Sky Club MSP Soup

Roasted Red Pepper and Smoked Gouda Soup

Delta Sky Club MSP Barbecue Chicken

Barbecue Chicken

Delta Sky Club MSP Corn Bread

Corn Bread

Delta Sky Club MSP Green Beans

Green Beans

Delta Sky Club MSP BBQ Beans

Barbecue Baked Beans

Delta Sky Club MSP Potato Salad

Cucumber Tomato and Potato Salad

Delta Sky Club MSP Salads

Salads with chicken and plant-based chicken options

Delta Sky Club MSP Hummus

Vegetables, hummus, and pita

Delta Sky Club MSP Meats

Various meats

Delta Sky Club MSP Cheese

Assorted Cheeses

Delta Sky Club MSP Turkey

Turkey Sandwiches

Delta Sky Club MSP Caprese

Caprese Sandwiches

Delta Sky Club MSP Brownies

Brownies and bars

Delta Sky Club MSP Cookies

Assorted cookies

Delta Sky Club MSP Parfait

Brownies and something called Milky Way Parfait (it was odd: lemon flavored with a Milky Way bar on top).

Delta Sky Club MSP Chips

Packaged potato chips were nearby.

Delta Sky Club MSP Gelato

The SOLATO machine operates like a Keurig for gelato with cartridges inserted to make a single serving. It can be found on the Sky Deck and was closed during my visit.

Delta Sky Club MSP Decor

Seating & Decor

There is tons of seating in this Sky Club®. There are lots of tables, high tops, and desks around the room.

Delta Sky Club MSP Banquette

A massive circular banquette is next to the agents’ desks and before the indoor bar.

Delta Sky Club MSP Phone Booths

On the left side, you’ll find several Framery Phone Pods and cubicles. Delta labeled this area the Business Center and it offers a wireless printer for guest use.

Delta Sky Club MSP Decor 2

I love the fringe hanging from the ceiling over this banquette near the buffet.

Delta Sky Club MSP Art 1


Delta Sky Club MSP Art 2


Delta Sky Club MSP Art 3

Just some of the art found around the Sky Club®.

Delta Sky Club MSP Sky Deck 1

The Sky Deck is huge and offers a bar and great runway views.

Delta Sky Club MSP Sky Deck 2

There is a TV outside as well.

Delta Sky Club MSP Sky Deck 3

I liked these oversized birdcage chairs.

Delta Sky Club MSP Sky Deck 4

The Sky Deck can accommodate 110 passengers.

Delta Sky Club MSP Sky Deck 5

The full-service bar outside was busy.

Delta Sky Club MSP Departures


This Sky Club® offers free Wi-Fi, restrooms, the Sky Deck, and the food and beverages mentioned above.

Overall Impression:

This new Delta Sky Club® in Minneapolis is well designed and offers a nice spot to relax or work. This is a huge improvement over the F/G Sky Club® and a welcome addition to MSP.

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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John the Wanderer June 24, 2023 - 10:17 am

That mysterious gelato machine! Its been out of service every time I’ve been there as well as my friends. I think only one person I know was successful at getting to try one! I do find it nice how they display the sandwiches and other items in those baskets. It makes them look more appealing!

K June 24, 2023 - 5:40 pm

The Gelato is working right now.

Tom August 18, 2023 - 1:02 pm

We recently went through Seattle Tacoma airport. Check in people we very gracious.
Delta sky club was beautiful. Sweeping two story glass windows.
Breakfast food was excellent. Bartender was very nice. Always engaging passengers in friendly banter.
Clean up staff always around to help.


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