Flying can be stressful, particularly if you have to make a connection at the busiest airport in the world, but today that could get a little more relaxing. Delta Air Lines is opening a posh new lounge at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) that it calls a “true oasis for customers.”
The new Delta Sky Club in Atlanta is Delta’s flagship lounge and its second largest behind a Sky Club located at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. Atlanta passengers can find it on Concourse B at the center of the concourse adjacent to Gate B18. Delta expects the lounge to become one of its busiest Sky Clubs since Concourse B is the busiest in its system.
The Sky Club offers 25,000 square feet of refuge from the hectic Atlanta airport. Its 500 seats provide an array of seating options, including open tables, meeting spaces, bar seating, and high-backed pairs of seats called “hush pods” for intimate talks. Sky Club amenities include access to power outlets, flight assistance from Delta representatives, complimentary wine and drinks, free Wi-Fi, and more. Some Sky Clubs, including the two found on Atlanta’s international concourses, offer showers.
Delta says it imbues each new Sky Club with a sense of place, and Atlanta’s is no different. The Sky Club was built on top of Concourse B and includes massive windows that offer views of Atlanta’s skyline. It serves locally sourced foods and craft beers from Georgia breweries, and it features artwork from seven Atlanta galleries. The Sky Club also features a buffet area, espresso machines, and a wine wall curated by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.
Delta offers nine Sky Club locations at the Atlanta airport, including at least one on each concourse. The new Sky Club replaces two smaller Sky Clubs on Concourse B that were often crowded.
Access to Delta’s Sky Clubs is not free for all Delta passengers. An annual Sky Club membership starts at $450. Others qualify for Sky Club access, including passengers flying in Delta’s first class cabins, Delta Reserve credit card holders, and Gold Medallion or higher SkyTeam Elite Plus members. If you don’t qualify in one of those customer categories, you can purchase a Single Visit Pass at the Sky Club’s check-in desk for $59.