Airport Lounges Reviews

Review – Delta Sky Club Atlanta International Terminal

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Delta Sky Club Atlanta International Terminal

There are lounges that you go out of the way to visit, spend extra time enjoying, and then there are lounges you’re better off skipping. I had the chance to pop into the Delta SkyClub in Atlanta’s International terminal prior to flying Air France Business Class on the A350 and I’d say honestly it splits the difference.

As soon as you exit security, you’ll see the lounge on the second floor: you can see the entrance right above Duty Free America.

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  • When: January 2022
  • Where: Atlanta International Terminal
  • Access:
    • Delta partner international business or first class ticketholder
    • Delta One customers flying domestically and internationally
    • Delta customers connecting to an international business/first class ticket
    • SkyTeam Elite Plus members flying in any cabin internationally
      • This would include an ITA SkyTeam Elite Plus member flying within the USA in any cabin
    • Delta Amex Reserve cardholders
    • Delta Amex Platinum at $39 per person
    • Amex Platinum and Business Platinum cardholders on a Delta ticket
    • Go here to find a complete list

My Impression:

Is it perfectly adequate? Sure. Does the Wifi work? Sure. Are there snacks. Sure. Showers? Yes, although occupied when I visited ( Terminal E has them as well)

Truth be told, aside from using a visit as an opportunity to burn some SkyMiles on a fancy bottle of Dom Perignon at 1.5c redemption rate, there isn’t much reason to allocate any extra time than needed.

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The Food

If you’re looking for a quick snack, a turkey sandwich, some sweets/cheese, you’ll find it here. I had some hummus and pita and it was perfectly adequate, but the sandwich was quite dry. We only had roughly an hour in the lounge, and had it been longer, I’d probably have just popped out to the nearby Starbucks and spent $7 or $8 to get a proper sandwich there.


If you just need a quick place to do some work, grab a drink, or throw Delta SkyMiles at a fancy bottle of champagne, it works perfectly. It was mid January and rainy so the outside seating area was closed – that could be a very cool spot to enjoy a drink and plane watch. Otherwise, I wouldn’t look to budget any extra time here for the pleasure of the experience. It’s a nice lounge, and the staff were very friendly, even offering champagne on a cart that they wheeled around the lounge, but there aren’t any extra bells and whistles.

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  • Bill G January 31, 2022

    Not to mention the Sky Club does have a Starbucks machine.

    In my experience if you have “free” access the Sky Clubs are superior to most AA and UA lounges. Sometimes the food is pretty decent actually, but don’t expect a gourmet meal.

  • Boardingareaflukie January 31, 2022

    Showers were open? An agent at the same club recently told me they were all still closed until at least February.

  • WarrenB January 31, 2022

    A couple of things…what has this world become when one suggests a “proper sandwich” can be found at Starbucks?

    Second, I thought the whole idea of lounge access was to NOT go to Starbucks, etc. Besides, although you didn’t mention it…that charcuterie board looked pretty good!

    The F Sky Club is the only one I haven’t been in. Was going to maybe head over there my next time through but maybe now not so much?

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