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San Diego Delta Sky Club

Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club – San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Mezzanine Level
Hours: 5:00 AM – 10:45 PM
Cost: 59 USD for Single Visit Pass, Complimentary for Sky Club members, American Express Platinum cardmembers and Delta Reserve cardholders
Shower: No
WiFi: Yes, free
Spa: No
Food: Yes, complimentary snacks served buffet style, a la carte menu items for an additional cost
Beverages: Water, juice, and coffee is complimentary, sodas and alcohol are available at the bar, priced accordingly
Table Service: Yes



After a quick weekend in San Diego (and a great stay at the US Grant Hotel), Brian and I were headed back to New York. Delta operates two nonstop flights out of San Diego on Sundays – a 7:00 AM flight and a redeye. Since I’m not a fan of sleeping on planes on short flights, I opted for the morning flight.


Check In

Here’s something you don’t see every day – it’s 5 in the morning and the check in counters were packed. Even the Sky Priority line had a good 15 people in line. The line moved fairly quickly, and the service was the standard concise, aloof Delta check in service I’ve come to expect.

Once we got to security, it was pretty quick to get through and we made our way to the lounge. The Delta Sky Club is located immediately after security, and is accessed by taking the escalator up to the mezzanine level. At the top of the escalator we were greeted with a sign, with directions for the Delta Sky Club and the United Club, both of which were located behind me.

San Diego Delta Sky Club

Delta Sky Club sign

We were checked in to the lounge fairly quickly, all the did was check our tickets welcomed us to they lounge, never asking if it was our first time at the lounge, nor even offering the wifi password (which they at least do at the Delta Sky Club at JFK).

San Diego Delta Sky Club

Delta Sky Club entrance

The entrance led to an open lounge area. All the seats had access to an electric and USB outlet.

San Diego Delta Sky Club

San Diego Delta Sky Club lounge area

A complimentary continental breakfast buffet was laid out in the space next to the lounge area. It was pretty much the standard Delta breakfast fare that you’ll find at any of their lounges.

San Diego Delta Sky Club

San Diego Delta Sky Club breakfast buffet

The lineup consisted of mostly of cold items – bagels, yogurt, cereal, and fruit. A coffee machine and a selection of teas were available as well.

L-R: Milk and yogurt, Cereal, Coffee machine, and Selection of teas

There was a dining area for those who wanted to order from the a la carte menu.

San Diego Delta Sky Club

San Diego Delta Sky Club dining area

Right past the dining area was a bit of a balcony area, with additional tables and seats.

San Diego Delta Sky Club

San Diego Delta Sky Club seating

There were also rocking chair-type seats (they didn’t swing back very far) that overlooked the food court downstairs and the tarmac – though there wasn’t much of a view before sunrise. I decided to settle down here and wait to watch the sun rise (though it unfortunately never did). No doubt the views here during the day are excellent.

San Diego Delta Sky Club

San Diego Delta Sky Club seating

Past the open walkway was the business center, with space for people to plug in their laptops and a printer available could use. The back area also had the restrooms, which had the standard red tiling you’ll see at the updated Delta lounges.

L-R: San Diego Delta Sky Club business center area, Business center table, Women’s restroom

Overall, it’s not a terrible lounge, though it’s on the smaller side, so I’m sure the lounge gets packed quickly during the day. It has the standard Delta amenities you might expect (though no shower room), but there’s nothing r about this one. I wouldn’t arrive early at the airport to sit here, but it’s a good space to pass the time if you do (especially the rocking chairs in the open walkway).

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