Delta’s (DL) been revamping their Sky Clubs all around the country (thankfully!) and they’ve just opened the doors to two newly renovated locations.
Last week, Delta debuted two re-done Sky Clubs – the first on Tuesday at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and the second on Thursday at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP).The EWR Sky Club is located airside in Terminal B, offers seating for up to 160 at 5,600 square feet. The upgrade comes with a new food and beverage area, plus more charging ports in seating areas around the lounge. The MSP Delta Sky Club also offers and updated food and beverage area, plus more work space and seating area. The lounge is located between Concourses F and G, and seats 340 at 13,000 square feet.
These Sky Club updates come at the heels of the renovation of lounges at Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), in addition to the new club locations at Denver International Airport (DEN), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The refresh of MSP and EWR aligns them to the look of the newer Delta lounges – a welcomed facelift, no doubt.
As always, Delta Sky Club members receive access to these new clubs as part of their membership package, as do Delta Diamond Medallions (2017 Diamonds who were gifted Sky Club membership as well as 2018+ Diamonds who select Sky Club membership as a Choice Benefit), Delta Reserve card holders, and American Express Platinum card holders. Delta passengers traveling in the Delta One cabin (including transcontinental routes), SkyTeam Elite Plus, and SkyTeam Business Class passengers are granted access to the club on their date(s) of travel.
As a New York resident, I’m a big fan of the EWR revamp, which had long been in need of an update. Though the majority of Delta’s NYC flights flow through John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA), it’s good to know that flying out of EWR won’t be as painful as it used to be.
The MSP renovation is a welcomed one, of course, as a Delta hub. I’m surprised it’s taken this long, considering the legacy Northwest headquarters is Delta’s third largest hub in terms of daily flights. Considering that 80% of the flights that fly out of this airport are serviced by Delta, you’d think this lounge would have been higher up on the revamp list, but either way, I’m happy to have a nice new Sky Club to relax at when transiting through MSP.
There upgrades are nice, but I’m still waiting for Delta to offer complimentary liquor in their domestic Sky Clubs. I won’t hold my breath😉
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