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Delta is at it again with their devaluations and this time it is for Alaska Airlines Board Room members who use their membership to access Delta Sky Clubs.
Earlier this year, Delta announced a major devaluation in regards to SkyClub access. They were drastically increasing their membership fee to $695 annually, and stripping American Express Platinum cardholders an American Express Delta Reserve cardholders of lounge access.
One work around was to be an Alaska Airlines Board Room member, since they were still allowed guests. However, not anymore!
Devaluation for Delta SkyClubs
The Alaska Airlines Board Room policy now states:
Board Room members are welcome to bring their immediate family (spouse/domestic partner and children under the age of 21) or as many as two guests into all Alaska Airlines Board Rooms and all partner lounges except Delta Sky Clubs.
Effective May 1, 2014: Delta Sky Clubs will no longer offer guest privileges. Board Room members may purchase discounted $29 Day Passes for up to two guests at any Delta operated Sky Club locations.
I think everyone knew this was an oversight that Delta hadn’t made any changes to Board Room members, so most people knew this was coming, however only giving 2 weeks notice of this change is in bad form in my opinion.
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