Delta Sky Club Guide: (Access & List of Locations) [2019]

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If you have walked through any major airport in the USA, you probably noticed a room behind closed doors with a sign reading “Delta Sky Club.” This may have intrigued you and rightfully so because the Delta Sky Club has everything you might need to relax, appease your appetite, and rehydrate before or after a flight.

In this article, I will cover everything you need to know about the Delta Sky Club access policy, lounge features, membership benefits, rules, and a full list of Delta Sky Club locations. And finally, I’ll wrap it up and cover some Delta Sky Club frequently asked questions (FAQs).


Table of Contents

What is the Delta Sky Club?

The Sky Club is Delta’s inhouse made lounge that is exclusively for passengers flying Delta Airlines and their partners. It offers a variety of seating and workspaces along with food, beverages, showers, bathrooms, and a private Delta help desk that allows members and guests to handle any questions related to Delta.

In the sections below, I will go into detail of what features and amenities you can find in a Delta Sky Club.


Delta Sky Club access policy

Traditionally, people with a Sky Club membership and elites would be the only ones able to access Delta Sky Clubs. Luckily, you can access Sky Clubs through other means like credit cards. 

Credit Cards

It is easier than ever to get free access into the Delta Sky Club and in my opinion, these credit cards represent greater value than the paid membership as you, the cardholder, can gain more benefits than free access to the Delta Sky Club.

The Platinum Card by American Express

  • 5x points on flights booked directly with airlines and American Express Travel
  • 5x points on hotels booked with American Express Travel
  • $200 airline incidentals credit
  • Complimentary Delta Sky Club access (when flying Delta)
  • Complimentary Priority Pass Lounge membership
  • Complimentary Centurion Lounge access
  • Complimentary Plaza Premium Lounge access
  • Complimentary Escape Lounge access
  • Fine Hotels & Resorts Program
  • Gold elite status with Marriott and Hilton
  • $550 annual fee (not waived)
  • Click here to learn more!

The Business Platinum Card by American Express

  • 5x points on flights & hotels booked with American Express Travel
  • $200 airline incidentals credit
  • Complimentary Delta Sky Club access (when flying Delta)
  • Complimentary Priority Pass Lounge membership
  • Complimentary Centurion Lounge access
  • Complimentary Plaza Premium Lounge access
  • Complimentary Escape Lounge access
  • Fine Hotels & Resorts Program
  • Gold elite status with Marriott and Hilton
  • $595 annual fee (not waived)
  • Get 50% more points on purchases of $5k or more and use points for flights and get 35% Points Back
  • Click here to learn more!

Delta Reserve Credit Card

  • 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases
  • Priority boarding
  • First checked bag free
  • 20% off in-flight purchases
  • Annual fee $450 (not waived)
  • Annual 1-time first class, Comfort+ or main cabin companion certificate
  • Complimentary Delta Sky Club access
  • Annual miles and MQMs after spend requirement

Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card

  • 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases
  • Priority boarding
  • First checked bag free
  • 20% off in-flight purchases
  • Annual fee $450 (not waived)
  • Annual 1-time first class, Comfort+ or main cabin companion certificate
  • Complimentary Delta Sky Club access
  • Annual miles and MQMs after spend requirement
  • Click here to learn more!

As you can see, all 4 cards above offer complimentary Delta Sky Club access. However, you should note, these cards only give complimentary access to the cardholder and you would have to pay $29 for each guest.

Clearly, these cards represent greater value than the paid membership that I write more about below. The equivalent membership is $545 annually. That means if you hold any of these cards the annual fee is basically the Sky Club membership fee.

Remember, if you’re active in the military, you can get your American Express card annual fee waived.

The good thing about these cards is that each one holds benefits that outweigh the Sky Club membership benefits. Both Platinum cards give you access to 1300+ lounges worldwide and the annual airline incidental credit that is up to $200. The Delta Reserve Credit Cards also offer annual 1-time companion certificate for first class, Comfort+ or main cabin.

If you hold any of the other Delta co-branded credit cards, you can still access the Sky Club for $29 per guest per visit.

I personally have The Platinum Card by American Express and find it a very valuable card partly because of Sky Club access when I fly domestic flights as my status only entitles me to Sky Club access while flying internationally. Plus, I love all the other benefits like the collection of lounges I can access and the 5x on airfare.

Delta One

If you’re seated in Delta One (Delta’s name for their international business class product) you have access to Delta Sky Club. This also includes Delta One transcontinental flights.

You’re even entitled Sky Club access when you have connecting flights in your itinerary. An example would be, I am flying to Johannesburg, South Africa from Atlanta in Delta One. However, my origin city is Detroit and I am flying first class between Detroit and Atlanta. As I am connecting onto Delta One, I can access the Sky Clubs in Detroit, even though my flight from Detroit is only a domestic first class flight.

And yes, first class marketed flights on Delta will not get complimentary Sky Club access. It’s only if you are connecting onto a Delta One or SkyTeam partner premium cabin flight that entitles you Sky Club access. It must be marketed as Delta One.

Flying SkyTeam international first or business class

Just like Delta One tickets, flying a SkyTeam partner airline, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Gol, and WestJet seated in business or first class (first class as in an international first class product) you are entitled to Sky Club access, even on your connecting Delta flights.

International travel includes: Customers traveling to/from Europe, Asia, South America, Central America, Africa, Canada and Mexico (excludes travel to/from the Carribean, Guam, Palau and Saipan.)

Elite status

Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion members are entitled to Delta Sky Club access when flying Delta on an international itinerary. Even on the domestic legs of your international itinerary, you are still entitled to Sky Club access.

SkyTeam Elite Plus status holders are able to access Sky Clubs as well when traveling on an international itinerary. Therefore, if I have Garuda Indonesia Platinum status I will be able to access Sky Clubs flying Delta or any other SkyTeam airline as my Garuda Indonesia Platinum status includes SkyTeam Elite Plus status as well.

Sky Club Membership

Currently, there are two memberships that are being sold by Delta right now.

  • Individual membership: one-year is $545; 54,500 SkyMiles; or $50 for 12 monthly installments
  • Executive membership: one-year is $845; 84,500 SkyMiles; or $75 for 12 monthly installments

You can also get these as a choice benefit when you become a Diamond Medallion.

Individual membership entitles only you access to the lounge. You cannot bring guests for free but can bring two guests or a spouse/domestic partner and children under 21 for $29 per guest per club visit.

Executive membership entitles you and up to two guests access to the lounge. Extra guests would be $29 per guest per club visit.

Since January 1, 2019, members can only access the Sky Club when flying Delta or partner airlines. The membership only entitles you access to Sky Clubs and not partner lounges, except the SkyTeam Lounge at London-Heathrow as the membership entitles you access to that lounge.


Delta Sky Club features and amenities

Some Delta Sky Clubs do offer unique amenities and features that make them truly unique. From the various types of seating with outlets almost at every seat to the bar that is playing music and TVs, you can work and come down to earth in locally influenced Sky Clubs.

Seating and workspaces

Sky Clubs will have various seats that let you sit back and relax or get your work done. Most seats will offer outlets at or nearby the seat. Sometimes you can find cushy chairs that have a mini table or cubical like seating.

There will even be communal seating, high top seating, basically cafe-like seating. Plus, for the folks that want to relax at the bar, Sky Clubs that offer a bar will have bar seating.

JFK T4 Sky Club counter seating

Delta Sky Club Sky Deck

As an AvGeek, I die for any type of lounge that has outdoor seating with a beautiful view of the apron and runway. New York John F. Kennedy Terminal 4 Delta Sky Club and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Concourse F Delta Sky Club both offer Sky Decks with amazing apron and runway views and sounds making it an amazing hangout place, especially if you want to get some sun.

JFK T4 Sky Club Sky Deck

Delta Sky Club drinks

Delta Sky Clubs will also have free-flowing alcohol and soft drinks. Sometimes the Sky Club will offer ‘THE BAR’ with a free and paid menu or a self-service bar. There is a range of Coca-Cola products, juice, coffee, tea, liquor, beer, wine, and of course my favorite drink of them all, water. 

LGA C28 Sky Club sparkling wine

Delta Sky Club food

Most Sky Clubs will offer snacks and light buffet stocked with a salad bar, hummus with pita chips, and soups bar able to make your own soup like Pho. At Delta hubs, it’s easy to fill up with hot foods like ravioli, pasta, steamed vegetables, Spanish rice, hash, roasted chicken, etc. (Once I was at a Sky Club that served hot dogs.)

Each Sky Club will offer something that is inspired by that region, as southern Sky Clubs will be influenced by southern cooking.

NRT Sky Club right-wing buffet
DTW C Sky Club buffet

Showers and bathrooms

In the hygiene department, you can find private shower rooms at select Sky Clubs that are stocked with Malin+Goetz amenities to smell fresh.

Each Sky Club will offer bathrooms within the club that is also stocked with Malin+Goetz hand soap and lotion.

Help desk

Located near the entrance, you will find a Delta help desk that is able to handle anything Delta related. These desks are really helpful as they won’t get terribly congested during a bad storm as people scramble to change their flights.

WiFi

While WiFi is common throughout airports, it’s always nice to connect to WiFi that is somewhat more exclusive and typically faster than your average airport WiFi.


Delta Sky Club rules

For a full list of Sky Club rules, please read here. In this section, I will highlight the most relevant ones.

Access to the Delta concourse

  • Member must have access to the Delta concourse in order to use the Club at that location.
  • No gate passes will be issued.

Conduct

  • Delta reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone who interferes with the “business-like atmosphere” of the Delta Sky Club.

Dress code

  • Attire while in a Delta Sky Club must be in keeping with good taste and a dignified atmosphere.

Misc

  • Delta reserves the right to terminate any Membership or remove any Member or visitor for inappropriate conduct, including but not limited to conduct that’s undignified, disruptive, abusive or violent, or for failing to comply with Membership terms and conditions.
  • Airline, airport and industry employees are not permitted access while in uniform or while wearing Delta branded apparel or company/airport identification badge (this includes employees of other airlines, private and corporate aircraft, and charter carriers).
  • Business meetings, conference calls and job applicant interviews are not permitted in any Delta Sky Club.

Food and drink

  • Food and alcoholic beverages may not be brought into any Delta Sky Club.
  • Food and beverages may not be removed from any Delta Sky Club.

Day passes

  • As of November 15, 2018, the sale of the $59/5,000 Single Visit Passes has been discontinued.

Pets

  • Delta Sky Club pet policy mirrors the Carry-On Pet Policy. Pets permitted in Delta Sky Club include dogs, cats and household birds.
  • Monkeys, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, reptiles, frogs, mice, rats, sugar gliders and spiders are not permitted.
  • Pets must be at least 8 weeks old and must remain inside the kennel with the door secured at all times.
  • Guidelines for service and emotional support animals.

Smoking

  • Smoking, chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarette use is not permitted in any Delta Sky Club. (Including on the Sky Deck)

As you probably noticed, most of these are common sense and subjective. Maybe the best rule would be, don’t be like this guy.

DTW A38 Delta Sky Club

What airports have Delta Sky Clubs? [Full List]

There are a total of 36 airports that have a Sky Club, some of which have more than one. You can look at the full map with amenities here.

Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta Intl (ATL)

  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse A in center on 2nd level
    • Daily: 6am to 10pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse A near Gate A17
    • Daily: 5am to 11pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse B near Gate B18
    • Daily: 6am to 11pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse C near Gate C37
    • Daily: 6am to 11pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse D near Gate D12
    • Daily: 6am to 10pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse D near Gate D27
    • Daily: 6am to 11pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse T near Gate T6
    • Daily: 5am to 10pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse F, Mezzanine Level
    • Daily: 5:30am to 12am
  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse E across from Gate E15
    • Daily: 6am to 12am

Austin-Bergstrom Intl (AUS)

  • Delta Sky Club, near gate 4
    • Daily: 5:00am to 6:45pm

Boston Logan Intl (BOS)

  • Delta Sky Club, Gate A7 – Main Terminal
    • Sun –Fri: 4:30am to 9:30pm
      Sat: 4:30am to 7:30pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Gate A18 – Satellite Terminal by Starbucks
    • Daily: 6:00am to 9:45pm

Chicago O’Hare Intl (ORD)

  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal 2 – Concourse E across from Gate E6
    • Sun: 5am to 10:30pm
      Mon: 4am to 8:30pm
      Tues –Fri: 4am to 10:30pm
      Sat: 5am to 6pm

Cincinnati/Northern Ky Intl (CVG)

  • Delta Sky Club, Near Gate B14
    • Sun-Fri: 5am to 9pm
      Sat: 5am to 7pm

Dallas–Fort Worth Intl (DFW)

  • Delta Sky Club, between gates E10 & E11
    • Sun-Fri: 4:45am to 7:30pm
      Sat: 5am to 6:30pm

Denver, CO, US (DEN)

  • Delta Sky Club, 4th floor Concourse A centre core
    • Daily: 5am to 7:30pm

Detroit Metro Wayne Co (DTW)

  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse C, at gate level near the entrance to Concourse C
    • Sun–Fri: 5:30am to 10pm
      Sat: 5:30am to 9pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse A, 2nd level at Express Tram North Station across from Gate A68
    • Mon–Fri: 5:30am to 9pm
      Sat: 7am to 9pm
      Sun: 1:30pm to 9pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse A, 2nd level at Express Tram South Station across from Gate A18
    • Mon–Fri: 5:30am to 9pm
      Sat: 7am to 9pm
      Sun: 1:30pm to 9pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal, gate level at the link, across from Gate A38
    • Daily: 5am to 10pm

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood Intl (FLL)

  • Delta Sky Club, Next to the Gate Information Center
    • Daily: 4:30am to 8pm

Honolulu Intl (HNL)

  • Delta Sky Club, Main Concourse Across from Gate F1.
    • Daily: 5:30am to 10pm

Indianapolis Intl (IND)

  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse A immediately after security and before Starbucks
    • Sun–Fri: 5am to 7:30pm
      Sat: 5am to 5:30pm

Jacksonville Intl (JAX)

  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse A – right after Chili’s restaurant and the Day Spa
    • Sun–Fri: 4:30am to 7:55pm
      Sat: 4:30am to 6:30pm

Los Angeles Intl (LAX)

  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal 2 Mezzanine Level
    • Daily: 4:30am to 12:30am
  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal 3 Mezzanine Level
    • Sun-Fri(South): 4:30am to 12:30am
      Daily(South): 4:30am to 12:30am
      Daily(North): 6am to 12:30am

Memphis Intl (MEM)

  • Delta Sky Club, Adjacent to the B Security Checkpoint in the B/C Connector
    • Sun-Fri: 5:00am to 7:00pm
      Sat: 5:00am to 5:30pm

Miami Intl (MIA)

  • Delta Sky Club, South terminal. Airside. In the H and J connector (left of H concourse security)
    • Daily: 5:00am to 9:30pm

Milwaukee Gen Mitchell Intl (MKE)

  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse D at intersection across from Usinger’s and Johnny Rocket’s
    • Sun–Fri: 4:45am to 7:15pm
      Sat: 4:45am to 5pm

Minneapolis/St. Paul Intl (MSP)

  • Delta Sky Club, F/G Concourse – Entrance located at the beginning of the F concourse.
    • Daily: 4:30am to 10:15pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse C, next to Gate C12
    • Daily: 6am to 10pm

Nashville Intl (BNA)

  • Delta Sky Club, Adjacent to Gate B3
    • Daily: 4:30am to 7:45pm
      Sat: 5:45am to 6pm

Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl (MSY)

  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse D – Gate 4
    • Sun–Fri: 4:45am to 7:15pm
      Sat: 4:45am to 6:30pm

New York John F. Kennedy Intl (JFK)

  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal 2 (Mezzanine Level)
    • Daily: 5am to 9pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal 4 – Concourse B near Gate 31
    • Daily: 5am to 12am

New York La Guardia (LGA)

  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal D – Concourse level, inside security before Gate 2
    • Sun–Fri: 5am to 10pm
      Sat: 5am to 7pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal C. Across from the food court
    • Sun–Fri: 5am to 10pm
      Sat: 5am to 7pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal C near Gate 28
    • Sun–Fri: 7:30am to 7:30pm
      Sat: 8am to 4:30pm

Newark Liberty Intl (EWR)

  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal B – Satellite B1 after security check point, near gates 40 to 47
    • Sun-Fri: 5am to 8pm
      Sat: 5am to 6:15pm

Orlando Intl (MCO)

  • Delta Sky Club, Airside 4 – Center Atrium area, near gate 71
    • Daily: 4:20am to 9:30pm

Philadelphia Intl (PHL)

  • Delta Sky Club, Near Terminal D/E Connector
    • Daily: 5am to 7:30pm
      Sat: 5am to 6pm

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal 3, near Gate F8
    • Daily: 5am to 12:30am

Portland Intl (PDX)

  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse D between Gate D5 and D7
    • Sun-Fri: 4:45am to 12:15am
      Sat: 4:45am to 6:30pm

Raleigh–Durham Intl (RDU)

  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal 2, 2nd level, across from gate C3
    • Sun–Fri: 5am to 8pm
      Sat: 5am to 6:15pm

Salt Lake City Intl (SLC)

  • Delta Sky Club, Between Concourses C & D, next to the gift shop
    • Daily: 5am to 12:30am

San Diego Intl (SAN)

  • Delta Sky Club, Across Security Check-Point, Mezzanine Level, above Sunset Cove
    • Daily: 5am to 10:45pm

San Francisco Intl (SFO)

  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal 1 near gate 41 on Concourse C
    • Daily: 5am to 12:00am

Santiago Pudahuel Intl (SCL)

  • Located on the second floor of the International Terminal near Gate 17.
    • Thursday: 9am to 9pm
      Fri-Wed: 8am to 9pm

Seattle–Tacoma Intl (SEA)

  • Delta Sky Club, Roof Top level, near Gates S-9 and S-10
    • Daily: 4:45am to 10:30pm
  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse A near gate 1
    • Daily: 4:45am to 12:40am

Tampa Intl (TPA)

  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse E Gate 68
    • Daily: 4:30am to 7:30pm

Narita Tokyo Intl (NRT)

  • Delta Sky Club, Terminal 1, #2 Satellite 4F
    • Daily: 8am to 9pm

Ronald Reagan Washington Natl (DCA)

  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse B, above Gate 15.
    • Sunday-Friday: 5:00am to 8:30pm
      Saturday: 5:00am to 6:00pm

Palm Beach Intl (PBI)

  • Delta Sky Club, Concourse C, opposite Gate 4
    • Sun–Fri: 4:30am to 7:30pm
      Sat: 4:30am to 6pm

Partner lounge accessible to Sky Club Members

London-Heathrow (LHR)

  • SkyTeam Lounge Terminal 4, opposite Gate 10.
    • Daily: 5:00am until last flight
Sky Club accessible map

Delta Sky Club FAQs

Like anything related to air travel, you might have more questions. I made an  FAQ section answering questions that you might have about Delta Sky Clubs that weren’t answered above. (If you have any other questions, please drop them down in the comments below.)

Can I buy Delta Sky Club day passes?

As of November 15, 2018, the sale of the $59/5,000 Single Visit Passes has been discontinued. However, if you hold an American Express co-branded Delta card, you can buy day passes for $29 per visit.

Can military personnel access Delta Sky Club for free?

Unforutally active or veteran military personnel cannot get complimentary Delta Sky Club access.

However, if you’re an active military officer, you can access other airline lounges. You can read more about the benefits you receive from Delta and other airlines for serving our country here.

How old do you have to be to access a Delta Sky Club?

Must be 21 years of age to access Clubs with a self-service bar, unless accompanied by a responsible, supervising adult who is also a Club member. Local age restrictions apply in non-US locations. For locations with a full-service bar, you only have to be 18 years of age.

What type of alcohol is free in a Delta Sky Club?

A range of alcoholic beverages is free in Delta Sky Clubs. There will be your selection of wine, sparkling wine, liquor, beer, and at full-service bars, there are cocktails available too.

If you don’t like alcohol, there is still a range of other drinks like Coca-Cola branded soft drinks, juices, teas, coffee, milk, and water.

Can I access the Delta Sky Club after I land?

Yes, you can access the Delta Sky Club after your flight flying Delta. I have done it personally and works great when I am connecting onto a non-Delta flight.

How much is a bottle of Dom Perignon Brut Champagne?

A 750ml bottle of Dom Perignon Brut Champagne is $250 or 12,500 SkyMiles. Which in my eyes is a good valuation as it makes your miles worth 2 cents per mile.

(Sometimes, you can get a bottle of Dom for $200 or 10,000 SkyMiles.)

Dom Perignon is also served on airlines like Singapore and Emirates in first class

Final word

The Delta Sky Club is one of my favorite domestic lounges that are currently being updated throughout the system. While Delta has no flagship lounge, like the United Polaris Lounge or American Airlines Flagship Lounge, Delta makes a more consistent decent domestic lounge that isn’t bad and better than other membership lounges like Admiral Clubs and United Clubs.

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2 comments

  1. Have Delta One ticket on return from OGG but 1st class outbound, assume will have to use Delta/Amex for visit pass on outbound flights?

    1. You are correct, you will have to use the benefit from your Delta co-branded Amex cards to access the lounge when flying a marketed first class flight.

      I should also note when flying a Delta One seat marketed as a first class seat, you won’t get Sky Club access as well. It’s not very consumer-friendly.

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