Can you believe it Austin Texas, where there now is only a small United and AA club, is going to get a mega Delta Sky Club.
Back in February last year I ran a very popular poll about what Delta serviced city most “deserves” to get a Sky Club or maybe more accurately what city is most missing one. From my list the winner was LAS or Las Vegas but where there is a proper Amex Centurion lounge in a city (i.e. not a micro lounge) there really is no need to go anywhere else. Now those voting for Phoenix I get as the Priority Pass lounge is not simple to get to at all (for Delta flyers anyway).
But the winner, that only 77 of you voted for that Delta has picked, is AUS or Austin, Texas! What does Delta tell us about this coming club?
- We have to wait for at least another year i.e. it opens 2019
- It is going to look like all the other modern clubs i.e. no western theme
- They will have some local food selections? Interesting!
- It will have a premium bar vs. self service in some clubs
- 195 seats is decent size considering the daily flights in/out of AUS
- It will have a Sky Deck – just the 3rd one in the entire system (so far)!
So there are the highlights from the sign (currently at Gate 6). Again, I am just thrilled that “little old Austin” is getting such a spectacular club. Am I surprised? Only about the Sky Deck. This is something so special that so far only two of the mega hubs from Delta have one. For AUS to get one is just WoW to me. Then again, the weather in AUS sure does support it so there is that.
Now let’s speculate. Can you even dream if Delta decides to have some decent type BBQ on the menu? Say from Franklin’s? Talk about creating buzz for a club (I know this is not going to happen but just saying)! But even some real BBQ inspired dishes would be impressive.
Now it’s your turn. Are you also excited about this new club? Are you disappointed in the choice for the 3rd Sky Deck? Will this, if you live in Austin, impact your choice of choosing to fly Delta just to enjoy this club pre or post flight? Let us know in the comments below! – Rene