Delta announced they’ll be making two updates to Sky Club access for fliers starting June 1, 2022. Customers will no only be allowed to enter 3 hours prior to scheduled departure time, and you’ll no longer to use the lounge on arrival (with the exception of Delta One flights).
Delta is making these changes as a way to help with overcrowding in their clubs. They feel these two restrictions will reduce the overall volume in their clubs and offer a better experience while in the Sky Club.
To help ensure the best possible Delta Sky Club experience for you, we’ll start taking steps to implement the following policy updates beginning on Wednesday, June 1:
- Guests will be able to access Clubs anytime within three hours of their scheduled departure time (and connecting customers can continue to access Clubs at any time prior to departure).
- All departing and connecting customers will have access to Clubs. With the exception of arriving Delta One passengers, Club access will be unavailable for arriving customers without a connection.
Rest assured that if your travel is impacted by a flight delay, you can still enter up to three hours from your originally scheduled departure time. If you have a layover, you can use the Club in your connection airport for the full duration of your connection. Note that a same-day round-trip flight does not qualify as a layover connection. Customers will still be able to access Clubs within three hours of their scheduled departure flight and within three hours of their return flight.
These two new restrictions mirror American Express Centurion lounges which also no longer allow to used upon arrival, and only three hours from scheduled departure time.
One thing to note with Delta is if you’re listed standby on an earlier flight, you’ll be allowed to enter the lounge three hours before the standby flight, even though you’re confirmed on a later flight.
What are your thoughts on Delta adding these two new restrictions to Sky Club access for passengers? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.