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First Look: The New Delta “Satellite” Sky Club at LAX T2

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The space formerly known as the Virgin Clubhouse in LAX’s Terminal 2 is now a Delta Sky Club. Mrs. Carley and I visited the other day and had a chance to look around.

Where is the Club?

You’ll find it on the Mezzanine level in Terminal 2.

The entrance to the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge is seen inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

This club is across from the “main” Delta Sky Club in T2. (They’re so close to each other that it’s like they’re Starbucks locations or something! 🙂 )

Here's a view of the main Delta Sky Club from near the satellite lounge.
Here’s a view of the main Delta Sky Club from near the satellite lounge.

The main entrance is seen inside the Delta Sky Club airport lounge “satellite” annex inside Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

Lobby space is seen inside the Delta Sky Club airport lounge “satellite” annex inside Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.
The departure and arrivals board was acting up that morning but quickly fixed.

How is this Sky Club Different from the Other One?

It seems as though this lounge will serve an annex or overflow club — similar to how Terminal 3 operated when it had a larger lounge and secondary club. (Before Delta demolished T3 for its big SkyWay project.)

There are two main differences between the T2 lounges.

The first — and most obvious — is size. This lounge bears a much smaller footprint than its counterpart a couple of dozen yards to the west. Right now, though, nearly all of Delta’s operations occur at T2. And the place is very crowded. Food lines are very long and gate areas are packed.

Secondly, the food and beverage operations are scaled back compared to the other club.

Food-wise, you won’t find as many options as you will across the hall.

Hot breakfast sandwiches are seen inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

Breakfast foods are seen inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

Yogurt, fruit, and parfaits are seen inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

Plus, there’s no alcohol service despite available bar space.

Bar space is seen inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

There is a notice on the lounge’s entrance, though, that Delta apparently applied for a liquor license. I assume beer, wine, and the good stuff will eventually be served.

Water, sodas, and coffee were available when we visited. Food and beverages were served by a very friendly and warm staff.

There were several available seating options that morning. (The big Sky Club was near capacity.)

Guests and seating options are seen inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

Guests and seating options are seen inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

Seating is seen inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

Guests and seating options are seen inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

Cafe-style seating and refreshments Bar space are seen inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

I like the space because it features some nice views of Delta jets, Terminal 1, and the alley between. Most of the windows face east — so you’ll enjoy some nice natural light during the mornings.

Delta Air Lines and Terminal 1 are seen from inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

There were power and USB outlets where we sat —

Power outlets and USB ports are seen inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

— and these cool towers situated at some other locations.

A tower of power outlets is seen inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

The artwork showcases a Los Angeles theme.Seating and "Hollywood"-themed artwork are seen inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

Regular LAX travelers will notice some relocated artwork from the other clubs.

Artwork of a woman telling a man, "Darling, you known I only fly Delta One!" is seen inside the Delta Sky Club “satellite” annex airport lounge inside Terminal 2 (T2) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA.

Final Approach

The satellite Sky Club doesn’t come with as many food and beverage options as its sister location across the way. But it’s certainly a comfortable and welcoming place to enjoy a small bite, sip a hot or cold drink, and relax while getting some work done. And it’s much better than trying to find somewhere to sit in the very crowded gates areas below.

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4 Comments

  1. Does this mean LAX is permanently losing a Virgin Clubhouse, or is Virgin Atlantic working on a new lounge? I suppose this also means one fewer Priority Pass lounge…

    • Virgin Atlantic says: “Due to the current COVID-19 situation, our LAX Clubhouse is currently closed. We’re pleased to say our colleagues in the Delta Sky Club lounge are looking forward to welcoming and taking care of you.” I’ll update everyone if I hear something more.

      • Wow, sad to see the Virgin Atlantic LAX Clubhouse closed. I will miss the sit down restaurant style menu.

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