How to Access Delta Sky Club Lounges

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Over the last couple of months Delta Air Lines had made several changes to their Sky Club entrance policy. One of the reasons for this change is to reduce crowding that occurs during peak hours. Some of these changes include no longer selling single entry day passes and requiring members to be flying a Delta flight.

How to Access Delta Sky Clubs
  1. Have a Delta Sky Club Membership: Delta sells two types of annual Sky Club Memberships. The ‘individual’ membership is $545 (up from $495 in 2018) for the member only. The ‘executive’ membership is $845 and provides access to the member and up to two guest. As of 2019, membership holders may only use the Sky Club in conjunction with same-day ticketed air travel on Delta or a SkyTeam partner.
  2. Have an American Express Platinum, Centurion, or Delta Reserve Credit Card: American Express Platinum Card, Business Platinum Card from American Express, Centurion, or Delta Reserve American Express card holders have complimentary access to the Sky Club when flying on a Delta Air Lines ticket. Up to two additional guests are allowed but will be assessed a fee. Cardholders of the co-branded Delta Platinum or Gold American Express can purchase a single entry for $29 per themselves and up to two guests when flying Delta.
  3. Flying in Delta One on Delta or International Business/First Class on a SkyTeam partner: If you are on a flight with Delta One service, you have access to the Sky Club. This includes domestic flights connect to or from a Delta One flight on the same day of travel. You also are granted access if you have a confirmed international ticket in a premium cabin (excluding Premium Economy) of a SkyTeam partner.
  4. SkyTeam Elite and Delta Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallions: Regardless of cabin, any SkyTeam Elite passenger flying on a Delta or SkyTeam international flight receive access. This also includes flights that connect to or from the international segment of the trip. Access upon arrival at the destination is not included. Additionally, SkyTeam Elite passengers are entitled to one complimentary guest during the travel.

Over the last few years, Delta has substantially improved the Sky Club experience and constantly is innovating with new offerings. Check their official website section for updates and more information.

Which is your favorite Delta Sky Club and why?

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