There were two Delta Sky Clubs in the B concourse at Atlanta’s ATL airport, that is the smaller club near B10 gates and the much larger upstairs one near B25. Both of these have now been replaced with the new mega B club in the center of the concourse.
The new club has proven very popular. So popular that when I was there at about 8 PM this past Wednesday night the soup and dessert buffet was, well, you can see by the photo above.
But what about the old clubs? First off they are now closed and as you can see by a peek in the door they have started to dismantle the space from being a Sky Club.
That brings up the question as to what will happen to the old club space both at B10 and the larger space here at B25 because the latter really is a nice large room. To me it could become the perfect space for an AMEX Centurion Club to come in to the ATL airport for us to enjoy. Just think how nice it would be to have a club with great food and a space in Atlanta!
Unfortunately it does not look like this will happen at least not with either of these two locations. The B10 club really is way too small anyway and a Delta CORP representative told me that the B10 club will be turned back to the airport for concession space and the lower room at B25 the same. However, Delta will retain the upper space for their use.
Rats (I say)!
Again, I really would have loved to have seen some other 3rd party lounge enter that space. While I am not privy to the particulars it could be that Delta has a longer term commitment to the B25 space or that they are even strategically thinking it would be smarter to keep it than allow another club to enter that space – again both are just speculation on my part.