Delta recently rolled out changes to the Sky Club bar menu. Although the changes were quietly rolled out, they’ve had a profound impact on the Points, Miles & Martinis approach to happy hour.
Their reasoning is sound on the surface, push the Sky Club scene to order off the Luxury Bar menu. While that is a great idea on the surface, and one I’ve partaked in the past, it doesn’t make sense. Folks are shelling out premium dollars for a “premium” experience, not the privilege to pay for another “premium” experience. And they have to be IN the Sky Club to buy off the Luxury Bar menu, like the reasonable priced Dom Perignon.
I went into the Sky Club with an opened mind. Having never tried the Scorsbey Scotch or Gordons Vodka, I thought I would give them a try.
The Scoresby Scotch is labeled “very rare” for a good reason. It is very rare you’ll find this Scotch anywhere. At $12 for a 750 ml bottle it hits the palate like a bowl of dog water. Very rare indeed.
The Gordon’s Vodka is best early morning after a hangover mixed with 3/4 orange juice. At least this way you can handle the gentle brush of razor blades across the tongue and won’t notice a headache from the one from the night before.
The current complimentary Sky Club drink offerings leave a little to be desired. While the idea behind the Sky Club Luxury bar is to make more money, you have to not scare away your customers to make a sale off of them. This customer was enticed to the greener grasses of the Best Restaurant in the world’s busiest airport for a good drink and a real snack.
I just hope Delta recognizes their mistake and changes the menu back. Time will tell.