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Delta’s Highly Anticipated Premium Lounges Will Open in 3 Airports This Year

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Delta’s Sky Club network has long been considered the standard bearer when it comes to airline lounges.

But, one area in which the airline’s lounge network has been lacking is dedicated lounges for premium passengers, similar to United’s Polaris Lounges and American Airlines’ Flagship Lounges.

We’ve known for quite some time that Delta has been working on a dedicated premium lounge product to better compete with its peers, though there hasn’t been a whole lot of information shared.

Today, however, the airline has released more details about what passengers can expect in these new business class lounges, roughly when they’ll open, and which airports will be the first to get them. In addition, Delta has shared more details about further enhancements to its “regular” Sky Club network.

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know!

Delta’s Exclusive Premium Lounges Coming This Year

Premium-cabin travelers flying through Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), and New York (JFK) will be excited to learn that Delta’s most exclusive lounge experience will be coming to these airports this year.

The “premium lounge” at JFK will open first — and now we have a few more details to feast on in anticipation of its opening.

The space will measure in at a whopping 38,000 square feet and will be the largest of its kind across the network. The lounge will feature an outdoor terrace that will be open year-round, a “full-service brasserie and chef-assisted market,” spaces dedicated to wellness, and more.

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A rendering of the outdoor terrace at the upcoming Delta premium lounge at JFK. Image Credit: Delta Air Lines

The airline says the decor and food offerings will draw inspiration from the lounge’s city, just like it’s done for its regular Sky Clubs.

The JFK premium lounge is slated to open in June 2024, according to a statement from the airline.

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A rendering of the bar at the upcoming Delta premium lounge at JFK. Image Credit: Delta Air Lines

Following the opening of the JFK premium lounge, both Boston (BOS) and Los Angeles (LAX) will welcome premium lounges of their own in the fourth quarter of this year.

In Boston, the lounge will measure 6,300 square feet and will have room for up to 120 guests. The premium-only space will be connected to the new Delta Sky Club in the E Concourse, and premium passengers will be able to enjoy both areas.

The Los Angeles premium lounge is slated to come in at least 10,000 square feet and will feature an outdoor terrace. Passengers utilizing the newly opened Delta One check-in area at LAX will be able to take an elevator directly to the new premium lounge.

Claude Roussel, vice president of Sky Club and lounge experience at Delta, outlined what he thinks these new premium lounges will represent for flyers: “We want each of our guests to receive a highly personalized and dedicated level of service. It’s not enough to have beautiful spaces and exceptional offerings. Premium lounge customers should feel welcomed and known when they walk in the door, just as they would at their favorite hotel or restaurant.”

How to Access Delta Sky Clubs

Delta said that the precise access requirements for these new premium lounges are still being worked out at this time, and we’ll keep you updated on the latest.

But, the airline is constantly changing its general Sky Club membership rules, mainly to combat overcrowding.

For the 2024 year, those with the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card, The Platinum Card® from American Express, and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express can enjoy unlimited access to Delta Sky Clubs when flying with Delta on a same-day ticket.

However, starting February 1, 2025, cardholders will be capped to a certain number of per-day visits:

  • Delta Reserve card: 15 annual visits
  • Delta Reserve Business card: 15 annual visits
  • Amex Platinum card: 6 annual visits
  • Amex Business Platinum card: 6 annual visits
Hot Tip:

To earn an unlimited number of visits each year the total eligible purchases on the Delta Reserve card and Delta Reserve Business card must equal $75,000 or more between January 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024, and each calendar year thereafter.

New Sky Clubs and Expanded Spaces Coming to Other Key Markets in 2024

If receiving more details about Delta’s upcoming premium lounges wasn’t enough, the airline has shared even more details regarding the future of its Sky Club network across the country.

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One of Delta’s newest Sky Clubs is located at Newark Liberty International Airport. Image Credit: Delta Air Lines

Several airports across the nation will see either entirely new Sky Clubs or expansions and renovations of existing spaces — here are the details:

  • New York (LGA): The existing Sky Club in Terminal C will be expanded to include a Sky Deck and a 100-seat increase in capacity. The refreshed space will open in “early summer 2024.”
  • Miami (MIA): The existing Sky Club will debut in the second quarter of 2024 after an expansion. It will have room for 320 guests and will measure in at more than 12,000 square feet.
  • Charlotte (CLT): The city will get its first-ever Sky Club in the fourth quarter of this year. It will have a capacity of more than 250 guests and will be almost 15,000 square feet.
  • Seattle (SEA): Delta will open its second Sky Club in this West Coast hub. Coming to Terminal A in the fourth quarter of this year, the all-new lounge will be larger than 21,000 square feet.

These new openings and expansions to current lounges build on the momentum Delta had last year with its Sky Club network. The airline opened a new space in Kansas City’s brand-new airport (in fact, it’s the only airline lounge at MCI), a new lounge in the G Concourse at Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), a second lounge at JFK’s Terminal 4, a new lounge in Boston’s E Concourse, and a renovated lounge in Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

Final Thoughts

Delta has a lot to share about its lounge network, including some firmer details surrounding its upcoming premium lounge product, all-new Sky Clubs, expansions and renovations to current lounge locations, and more.

We’re most excited about the new premium lounges we’ll finally experience this year. Delta’s “regular” airport lounges have already been a step above competing products offered by American and United.

We can only expect that when the premium lounges finally open, they will raise the bar again.

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