If you tried to visit the Delta Sky Club in MSP in C (right across from the tram) this week from Monday to Thursday you were told it was closed for some “enhancements” (a word that creates terror in all Delta flyers’ minds).
So just what enchantments you ask? I was told no changes to the club area itself and that no changes are planned for the area we enjoy. These changes this round were to the kitchen and the construction required the club to be closed until today.
The result was, this past week, that Delta suggested you go visit the main larger “F/G” club instead that is a considerable distance from the C club.
The result of that, as you would expect, was considerable over crowding to an already usually over crowded Sky Club. I was there on Monday and chose instead to go to the almost empty and much nicer MSP Escape lounge and suggest if the Sky Club is packed to go there instead.
But I have learned there are some updates on the way to the “F/G” club coming later this year. As you can see from this quick shot from another visit, the food area is a small cramped area and getting some snacks can be a challenge. Not good and Delta knows it.
What is on the way is a move of the food service to the right of the bar as you can see in the shot above. I was told an area about the size of the bar will be added for food (reducing seating a bit) to allow better access. The old food area will be only for beverages. Smart change.
I asked if the food provided would be expanded like we see in the flagship JFK Sky Club or even in the F & G ATL Sky Clubs but was not given any more info from the Delta representative I spoke to in MSP.
I think this will be a very nice and welcome change, but I do not see how these improvements will change the fact that this club is often so packed it is just not pleasant to visit. For me, the day the Escape lounge finally joins Priority Pass will be the last day I ever enter the Sky Club in MSP (unless I have a ticket issue that is). – René