Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club® (SEA – Gate 1)

by Anthony Losanno
Delta Sky Club SEA Entrance

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On the second stop of my recent Dash for Platinum (where I visited all nine Delta hubs in under 48 hours), I got to experience the Sky Club® at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). This has been one of my favorites since Delta opened it and I still enjoy visiting when I am here.
Delta Entrance


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: Seattle’s Sky Club® is an enormous space with some great food. You will always find me heading straight for the clam chowder (and having a few bowls). I also like the high ceilings and great views of the planes taxiing by the windows. This lounge has showers and some friendly agents to get you what you need.

When entering the lounge there is a desk for checking credentials to the right. There were several agents working and check in was efficient.

Delta SEA Help Desk

Across from check in, there is a separate desk with agents to help with flight issues and questions. I love the art above this area.

Delta Sky Club SEA Bar


If you walk straight passed the check-in agents, you’ll find a bar on the right side with the buffet nearby. It offers all of the standard spirits, wine, and beer that Delta provides complimentary as well as some premium options for purchase.

Delta Sky Club SEA Drinks 1

Near the bar you’ll find a self-serve soda fountain, lemonade, iced tea, water, and coffee machine.

Delta Sky Club SEA Lemonade

Lemonade and iced tea

Delta Sky Club SEA Soda Fountain

Soda fountain

Delta Sky Club SEA Coffee

The second coffee machine is located nearby.


The food in the SEA Sky Club® is some of the best in the system.  It includes sandwiches, salads, several hot items, and delicious clam chowder.

Delta Sky Club SEA Salad 1

Salad ingredients and an orzo salad

Delta Sky Club SEA Salad 2

More salad ingredients and hummus

Delta Sky Club SEA Sandwiches 1

Meats, cheese, and sandwiches

Delta Sky Club SEA Sandwiches 2

More sandwiches

Delta Sky Club SEA Chicken

Chicken dish (I want to call it a curry, but it wasn’t a true curry). Tasty nonetheless.

Delta Sky Club SEA Rice

Jasmine rice

Delta Sky Club SEA Carrots

Colorful roasted carrots

Delta Sky Club SEA Clam Chowder

One of my favorite clam chowders. It had bacon and crackers to top it, but I enjoyed it without these additions.

Delta Sky Club SEA Ivers

The Northwest Clam Chowder is made by Ivar’s. The company has been around since 1938. I don’t want to know how many calories I consumed. Regardless, they were all worth it.

Delta Sky Club SEA Fruit

Fresh fruit and chips to enjoy in the lounge or take away.

Delta Sky Club SEA Desserts

A special dessert selection was out for the holidays.

Delta Sky Club SEA Hot Chocolate

There was also a festive hot cocoa setup.

Delta Sky Club SEA Seating

Seating & Decor

There is plenty of seating in the SEA Sky Club®. The lounge is split between two levels with every type of setup for work and relaxation. Like most Sky Clubs®, this one has art related to the Pacific Northwest. It’s mostly fun and playful.

Delta Sky Club SEA Seating 2

More seats near the stairs

Delta Sky Club SEA Stairs

The stairs lead to a second level with views overlooking the lounge.

Delta Sky Club SEA Seating 3

The best seats overlook the tarmac. Perfect for plane watching.

Delta Sky Club SEA Clocks

Clocks displaying the time in Seattle and New York (Delta hubs), Mexico City (Aeromexico’s hub) and Paris (Air France’s hub).

Delta Sky Club SEA Deer

Crystal deer mounted on the wall.

Delta Sky Club SEA Art

Art lines the walls on the way into and out of the lounge.


This Sky Club® offers free Wi-Fi, restrooms, showers, and the food and beverages mentioned above. I appreciated that they built shower suites in this location. I got an attendant to let me take a few photos even though I wasn’t using one.

Delta Sky Club SEA Shower Sign

There are several showers and an attendant was standing by to assist guests.

Delta Sky Club SEA Shower

The shower suite has a sink, toilet, and shower along with toiletries and fresh towels.

Overall Impression:

The Delta Sky Club® at SEA is one of my favorites. It’s huge and offers a buffet, full bar, showers, restrooms, and free Wi-Fi. The staff does a great job maintaining this lounge and the clam chowder is worth a visit by itself. I’ll definitely be returning the next time I’m in Seattle.

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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