Latest Delta Devaluation for SkyClub Members

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Delta announced some more negative changes, when it comes to its SkyClub, this time for its own SkyClub members who used to have access to Alaska Airlines Board Room. Starting next year, SkyClub members will no longer have Board Room access , in a similar move that Delta is no longer allowing Board Room members SkyClub access.


Delta sent the following email to its SkyClub members:

Starting January 1, 2016, Alaska Airlines will no longer offer Delta Sky Club members complimentary access to their four Board Rooms. However, we will continue to welcome you to our 50 airport Clubs and 30 partner lounges1 across six continents.

We’re continuously improving our Clubs with modern renovations and first-class amenities, making them just one more reason to fly Delta.

However the email goes on to note, we especially look forward to seeing you at one of the following Delta Sky Clubs. For your convenience, we’re opening second Club locations at LAX and SEA in late 2016.

I haven’t heard anything about these new locations, so if this is the case, more lounges in these locations will be a plus.

How To Access SkyClubs With Credit Cards:

There are many credit cards which provide access to the Delta SkyClubs including the renovated one at LAX. As reminder both the American Express Platinum Card as well as the Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN provide complimentary SkyClub access.

When it comes to Delta co-branded credit cards, the Delta Reserve American Express provides complimentary SkyClub access, where the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card and the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card offer SkyClub access at a reduced $29 per person charge.

Bottom Line

This certainly is a negative change for SkyClub members, however I use my American Express Platinum Card to access Delta SkyClub locations when flying Delta.

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