A tweet we received got us thinking, Which Delta Sky Clubs truly need a remodel or other help?
Rene’s Points reader Phil sent us this tweet on Wednesday.
— Phil Turner (@vongole21) July 17, 2019
I, too, have never seen a Sky Club turn people away because of overcrowding. It got me thinking about the Detroit Sky Clubs. They’re old Northwest WorldClubs the mothership inherited during the merger with NWA.
Their age shows in design, style, space, and decor. They’re well past their primes.
Don’t get me wrong: I have a soft spot for WorldClubs. My dad brought me into the MSP clubs when I was young. They were my introduction to airport lounges and will always have a place in my club nerd heart.
But there are a few lounges Delta could improve (I know, I know, it’s such a first-world problem! 🙂 ).
The new Austin Sky Club, Seattle location, or San Francisco’s Sky Club all feel new and modern. (Probably because, you know, they are.) Atlanta recently enclosed their Sky Deck on the F concourse and JFK is remodeling their Sky Club.
But stepping into the old Northwest WorldClubs — or other lounges Delta took over — sometimes feel like a time warp.
Personally, I’m delighted LAX is getting a new Sky Club (with a SkyDeck!). One of the current LAX Sky Clubs is nice. The other: not quite as snazzy (which is interesting because it seemed fun when it was a Virgin America Loft a few years ago). And it gets crowded, so Delta opened a much smaller location on the same level.
The Minneapolis C concourse Sky Club is getting a refresh (next year, I believe). And MSP is also getting a new Sky Club on the G concourse.
The food options at the C concourse location aren’t impressive. It’s soup, salad, and a cookie. But you can practically have a full meal at the F/G location. The Dallas Sky Club’s food selection is equally boring. (Thankfully, the DFW Centurion Lounge is a train ride away.)
After Delta named Cincinnatti a “focus city,” maybe they’ll invest some more time and money in the CVG Sky Club.
Many of us use premium American Express cards for Sky Club access: Delta Reserve cards (personal — learn more or business — learn more) or the personal American Express Platinum card (learn more) or business flavor (learn more). It’s a great perk with membership. And as far as I’m concerned, even a meh lounge is better than sitting in a gate area’s vinyl chairs.
Which Sky Clubs Do You Like? Which Ones Need Upgrades?
That being said, tell us: which Delta Sky Clubs do you think need a touch-up? Or do you have a favorite? Share your ideas in the Comment section below!