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  1. DENVER: All — I was just coming back to JFK from DEN yesterday, and at the Delta check-in desk, there is a sign saying that a new Sky Club is coming to Terminal A, 4th level, in Summer 2016. This may partially explain why Delta moved its operations from Terminal C to Terminal A quite recently. Great news for any Delta frequent flyers who travel to or from DEN!

  2. At the old Sky Club at Sea-Tac South satellite today. There’s a sign advertising their new Sky Club coming to the main terminal in November of this year. The artwork makes it look like it will be a large comfortable 2 story layout. The counter agents say that we keeping the South satellite Sky Club at least in the short-term.

  3. I am an DL economy passenger and have a 5 hr layover in Paris in July. After doing research, I have concluded that I will not be able to use the Air France Arrivals lounge, due to being in Economy. Air France will let it’s Premium Economy passengers use the Arrivals Lounge. Only way Delta passengers can if they belong to SkyClub (not worth it for me).

    Any way around this? How can I get into this place? Or what should I do…This is real bummer. I’m traveling from the middle east and connecting to a DL flight.

  4. @maxo – Correct. Skyteam GM+ can use if connecting. Only way around is find someone to guest you in. Kinda strange to lurk outside and ask but works.

  5. Is there any sort of arrivals lounge in FRA for SkyTeam? I can’t seem to find any info either way.

    I assume that the airside lounges aren’t accessible to arriving pax.

  6. Rene, I have a trip in a week that is business from AMS to JNB and JNB to CDG. The transatlantic segments are in coach though…

    What access will I have to Delta or other Sky team clubs?

    Thank you!

  7. @Bob – If you are Gold Medallion or higher yes and only departure and connecting airports. If you have Sky Club membership you have access clearly.

  8. Rene, thanks and I have to apologize for not totally understanding.

    I am the only on our group with status (platinum). We are in coach from Chicago to Amsterdam and Business from AMS to Johannesburg.

    We are meeting 4 other people in AMS.

    Will those of us with Business seats from AMS to JNB have access to the lounge in Amsterdam?

    Will we be able to purchase a single day entry to a Sky Team lounge for our other traveling relatives?

    On the return, we are in Affairs (business) from JNB to Paris.

    Will we have club access in both Johannesburg and Paris?

    Thank you for the help!!!

  9. Hi Rene – I continue to see “Worldwide airport lounge access” for some credit card offers (this one is the Ritz Carlton Rewards card). Are these specially designated lounges, few are far between or ?? The annual fee is a lot less than a SkyClub membership but was wary how different it is. Thank you.

  10. Arriving DL business class passengers do have access to the Sky Lounge at FRA T1 (it’s just before the escalators to passport control). It looked like they were turning STE+ passengers away though, which seems odd, but DL’s website seems to indicate that only business class passengers have access now. The lounge employee mentioned something about a recent change in policy.

    Just thought I’d add this for others to reference. It is a smaller lounge with standard light food options. I used it to get a shower and an espresso, so it definitely served its purpose.

  11. Just spent a couple hours at MSP SkyClub on concourse C. All cups and glasses have been replaced with paper and plastic cups. Is this a permanent change? Something only pertaining to Minneapolis? Heard anything about this? I flew Wednesday through ATL and it was all glass there in the F concourse.

  12. Hey Rene,

    So I am hearing and reading two conflicting things from delta on this…I will be travelling non rev on another carrier and have a long layover during which I want to use my delta amex to buy lounge access. The agents on the elite line say I can buy it no problem, online, however, it seems to say I have to have a delta or partner ticket. Who is correct? Any experience with this?

    Thanks!!

  13. Hey Rene, thanks for clearing that up. Wonder why delta site says that. Either way, I am only considering it because I have an 8 hour layover coming back from Asia after landing at 7am in DFW…. And I can’t get free access not being on Delta. Oh should also mention its on Christmas day!

    Would you have a different suggestion for how to spend 8 hours in DFW?

    Thanks!

  14. Rene,
    I just received an email about the holiday skyclub promotion. What are your thoughts on purchasing the (4) pack of single visit passes for $149 or 14,000 miles? The (4) pack comes out to $37.25 per pass.

  15. I feel like Skyteam lounges are not keeping up with the competition. Domestic US you’ve got United stepping up with their new Polaris and American with their Flagship lounges, meanwhile Delta’s are all like cafeterias. Then there are Skyteam partner hub lounges in Asia like KE at ICN, MU at PVG, and CI in TPE, all pale in comparison to CX in HKG or EVA in TPE. In Europe you can compare Skyteam partners KLM in AMS vs LH in FRA and BA in LHR. Arguable AF has a fantastic first class lounge in CDG but it’s off limits to alliance elites.

    The list goes on and on but, IMO, Skyteam lounges are generally a level or two below competition in the same markets. You gotta wonder what they are thinking.

  16. I have a significant layover in Seattle. I have looked at the reviews for the different lounges, but I am wondering, in your opinion which is the best lounge?

    I have the Amex Platinum, and will be traveling on Delta.

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