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A guide to Delta Sky Club membership

There are many ways to get access to Sky Club lounges, including credit card memberships

Summary

Our guide to lounge access on Delta Air Lines gives an overview of the rules, benefits and ways of getting access to Delta Sky Club lounges.

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Delta has a fairly standard network of airline lounges that’s unfortunately set to get a little smaller in 2019. Delta has announced changes to its lounge offering, which will further limit when its members can access Sky Club lounges and will completely eliminate access to its partner lounges.

However, if you travel frequently on Delta Air Lines, especially to international flights from one of Delta’s hubs, then a Sky Club membership may be worth the opportunity to kick back, grab a free drink and plug in to the Wi-Fi for a couple of hours while you’re waiting for a flight.

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  • Earn 30,000 bonus miles if you spend $1,000 in first 3 months
  • $50 statement credit if you make a Delta purchase with your card in first 3 months
  • 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases
  • 1 mile per dollar on other purchases
  • First checked bag free for you and up to 8 companions
  • Priority boarding privileges
  • $0 annual fee in the first year ($95 thereafter)
  • Terms apply

Here’s an overview of Delta’s lounge offering:

Delta Sky Club benefits

Inside Delta Sky Clubs you’ll find the usual airport lounge amenities:

  • Complimentary snacks and beverages, including beer, wine and spirits. Note, you may have to pay for top-shelf alcohol and more substantial food options.
  • Free Wi-Fi and lots of outlets to charge your mobile devices.
  • Flight assistance, including ticketing services.
  • Satellite TV, newspapers and magazines.
  • Computers and fax machines in some U.S. locations.
  • Bathrooms, which may include showers in some locations.
  • Meeting rooms with audio/visual equipment and catered meal service in some locations (requires a fee and a reservation).

Rules to get in to Delta Sky Clubs

In general guests who are traveling on certain fares on Delta and Skyteam airlines or have a Delta Sky Club membership can access a Sky Club lounge (see the chart below for the full details on access). You must meet the following requirements to get in:

  • You must have valid Delta Sky Club membership, same-day boarding pass or other credentials
  • You must be at least 18 years of age (21 years for a lounge with a self-service bar) or be accompanied by an adult.
  • Delta Sky Club members can only use the lounge with a same-day ticket, but can be traveling on any airline.
  • Your attire must be in good taste and in keeping with the atmosphere of the lounge.
  • If you’re a Sky Club member, you need your pass to get admitted. It may take four to six weeks to arrive, so apply ahead of time.
  • Executive members may bring up to two guests or immediate family members for free, and up to two additional guests for $29 each.
  • Individual members may bring up to two guests for $29 each.
  • If you are traveling on Delta or a partner airline, you can purchase a single visit pass for $29.
  • Access may be limited due to capacity restrictions.
  • You may bring in dogs, cats and birds if they are at least 8 weeks old and contained in a kennel.

Delta Sky Club access

FeeRestrictionsGuests allowed?
Single visit pass
$59
N/A
No
Delta Sky Club individual membership $495, 47,000 miles or $45/monthN/A2 free guests or spouse/domestic partner and children under 21 plus 2 additional guests for $29 each
Delta Sky Club executive membership $745, 70,000 miles or $65/monthN/A2 guests or spouse/domestic partner and children under 21 for $29 each
Delta One or SkyTeam premium cabin passenger $0Must be traveling on an international Delta flight or a domestic Delta flight connecting to/from a same-day international Delta flightNo
SkyTeam Elite Plus members (including Delta Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion) $0Must be traveling on an international SkyTeam flight or a domestic SkyTeam flight connecting to/from a same-day international SkyTeam flight1 guest
Delta Reserve card members $0Must be traveling on a Delta coded, Delta operated flight or Delta marketed WestJet flight booked through Delta2 guests for $29 each
Virgin Australia/Velocity VIP Platinum card, Platinum card or Gold card members $0Must be traveling on flight operated by Delta or Virgin Australia AirlinesNo
Amex Platinum and Centurion card members $0Must be traveling on a same-day Delta operated flight or Delta marketed WestJet flight booked through Delta2 guests for $29 each
Gold and Platinum Delta SkyMiles card members $29/visit N/ANo

Changes for Sky Club Members in 2019

Delta has announced some major changes to its Sky Club program for the year 2019. At the moment, Sky Club members can access Delta lounges while traveling on any fare on any airline. Starting in 2019, Sky Club Individual and Executive members must be traveling on a same-day ticket with Delta or one of its partner airlines to access the club. Also, Sky Club members will no longer have access to Air France, KLM or Virgin Australia lounges. 

Delta Sky Club locations

Delta Air Lines is a U.S. carrier so, of course, the majority of its hubs are in the U.S.

Access to Delta lounges is most useful if you often fly from a hub with a Delta lounge to an international destination – especially if you live near Delta’s headquarters in Atlanta where you can find a lounge in most terminals.

 CityAirportLounges
Atlanta
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl (ATL)
Concourse A (center), Concourse A (gate A17), Concourse B, Concourse C, Concourse D (gate D12), Concourse D (gate D27), Concourse T, Concourse, F, Concourse E
BostonLogan Intl (BOS)Main terminal, Satellite terminal
ChicagoChicago O’Hare Intl (ORD)Terminal 2
Cincinnati/Northern Ky Intl (CVG)Terminal 3
Dallas-Forth WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl (DFW)Between gates E10 & E11
DenverDenver, CO, US (DEN)Concourse A
DetroitDetroit Metro Wayne Co (DTW)Concourse C, Concourse A (gate A68), Concourse A (gate A18), Concourse A (gate A38)
Fort LauderdaleFort Lauderdale-Hollywood IntlTerminal 2
HonoluluHonolulu Intl (HNLMain concourse
IndianapolisIndianapolis Intl (IND)Concourse A
JacksonvilleJacksonville Intl (JAX)Concourse A
Los AngelesLos Angeles Intl (LAX)Terminal 2, Terminal 3
MemphisMemphis Intl (MEM)B & C connector
MiamiMiami Intl (MIA)H & J connector
MilwaukeeGen Mitchell Intl (MKE)Concourse D
MinneapolisMinneapolis/St. Paul Intl (MSP)Concourse C, Concourse F
NashvilleNashville Intl (BNA)Concourse B
New YorkKennedy Intl (JFK)Terminal 2, Terminal 4
New YorkLa Guardia (LGA)Terminal C (food court), Terminal C (gate 28), Terminal D
NewarkNewark Liberty Intl (EWR)Terminal B
OrlandoOrlando Intl (MCO)Terminal B
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Intl (PHL)Terminal D
PortlandPortland Intl (PDX)Concourse D
Raleigh-DurhamRaleigh-Durham Intl (RDU)Terminal 2
Salt Lake CitySalt Lake City Intl (SLC)Between Concourses C & D
San DiegoSan Diego Intl (SAN)Terminal 2
San FranciscoSan Francisco Intl (SFO)Terminal 1
Santiago, ChilePudahuel Intl (SCL)International terminal
Seattle-TacomaSeattle-Tacoma Intl (SEA)South Satellite terminal, Concourse A
TampaTampa Intl (TAM)Concourse E
Tokyo, JapanNew Tokyo Intl (NRT)Terminal 1
Washington D.C.Ronald Reagan Washington Natl (DCA)Concourse B
West Palm BeachPalm Beach Intl (PBI)Concourse C

Is Delta Sky Club membership worth it?

All in all, it depends on how much you value the amenities of an airline lounge and whether you fly often enough (and from the right locations) to take advantage of lounge services. If you can score complimentary access through the Delta Reserve or American Express Platinum cards, Sky Club access may be even more worth your while.

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