Delta Air Lines will limit access to Sky Clubs as lounges get crowded 800-668-9017
Delta Air Lines’ new ultra-luxurious and fully stocked Sky Clubs have been hailed as a game-changer in the airline industry. The first of its kind, these exclusive locations offer passengers free alcoholic drinks, snacks, showers, and personal attendants to help them with everything from check-in to boarding passes to seat assignments. But as with any new amenity that’s just been introduced at an airport or other type of venue where there are lots of travelers, it can cause congestion when lounges get overrun by crowds. Thankfully, Delta Airlines has decided to limit access to its 18 Sky Clubs so that they don’t get too packed. Here’s what you need to know about the new lounges and how they could change your travel plans.
Delta’s Sky Club Locations
Delta Air Lines has 18 Sky Clubs located at airports around the world. The lounges are located in the airport’s terminal, but with a private check-in area, an entrance to the main airline terminal, and complimentary WiFi and charging stations. Delta Air Lines also offers free snacks and drinks, showers, on-demand luggage assistance, and more. These lounges will be available during peak hours only (and not 24/7 like other airport lounges).
Why limit access to lounges?
There are a couple of reasons why Delta Air Lines has decided to limit access to its lounges. Another is that with so many people traveling this summer, Delta Air Lines can’t keep up with the demand for seats in its Sky Clubs. However, they do have a contingency plan in case they run out of space, which will likely happen because the company only has 18 lounges. However, if you want to make sure you have access to this luxurious amenity when you fly Delta Air Lines, it’s best to book your flight early.
What are the criteria for getting access to a Sky Club?
Delta Air Lines has set the criteria for getting access to a Sky Club as being that you have elite status or are a Delta One member. This means that these lounges are only open to select passengers. So if you don’t meet this criterion, then you will have to settle for one of the other lounges at that airport. If you meet the criteria, you’ll also need to check-in online before checking in at the lounge.
How long can you stay in a Sky Club lounge?
The new lounges operate in a similar way to the airport’s first-class and business-class lounges, with certain hours during the day when access is open to those who are flying on Delta Air Lines. The Sky Clubs will be open from 10:00 am until noon, from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and from 10:00 pm until 3:00 am. But just like most airport lounges, you won’t walk into a Sky Club and end up spending the day there.
You can stay as long as you want (or need) but you cannot stay beyond your departure time or the time of the next flight. This is because each passenger has an individual personal key that unlocks their locker and allows them to come and go as they please.
Delta will sell tickets for unlimited access to Sky Clubs
The first Sky Club opened in 2006 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Delta have been expanding their fleet ever since. The expansion of the Sky Clubs is a part of Delta’s efforts to compete with higher-end carriers like United Airlines and Emirates Airlines, which also offer their own versions of luxury lounges that sell tickets for unlimited access. This move will help Delta keep up with competitors as it continues to expand its fleet of planes and offer more amenities to passengers. Delta will allow customers to buy discounted tickets that give them one or two hours of access to the club.
You’ll have to pay extra for any other time slots if you want additional time in the club. There is no limit on how many times a customer can visit the club during their allotted time frame. As long as there is room in the lounge, customers can enter as much as they want during their allotted window for their ticket.
Can you use your frequent flyer miles at the lounges?
Yes, users of Delta Air Lines Sky Club memberships and their accompanying credit cards can use their points to access the lounges as well. Additionally, if you don’t have a Delta Air Lines Sky Club membership of your own but still want to get some face time with the ultra-luxurious lounges, you can purchase a day pass for $50 from any Delta Air Lines customer service desk. But even if you are not a member, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to visit the lounges anytime. You need to make sure that you arrive at the airport early enough in order to find a space in line for Sky Clubs or show up at the airport on the day of your departure.