When do you get Skyclub access?

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  1. TravelBear

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    A cursory review of posts left me with no real answer so..... We are booked CLT-ATL-MUC in first and BE respectively. Award seats. I believe "R" and "O". With this alone, is there access to Skyclub? We have a layover in ATL. It's not a huge deal if we can't access but I thought if we could it would be cool to see one. I am a lowly FO with a DL plat AE (not reserve). It seems pretty members only.
     
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    You get in at ATL as a BizE customer, even on an award. The SkyDeck in Terminal F (pics in that link) is nice but none of the SkyClubs are so amazing IMO as to be a destination worth scheduling extra time or alternate routings just to visit. The opportunity to sit in a relatively crowded area and pay for decent drinks is also available at bars down in the terminal, just like in the club.
     
  3. anileze

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    Actually in some airports, you can keep busy and amused at the same time sitting at the bars :)
     
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    I'll be doing that later tonight at JFK. :cool:
     
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  5. anileze

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    Some have good eyecandy some have bupkiss ;) I think MIA leads in this category :D
     
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    I just learned that Loungebuddy has developed an IPhone App that provides information about all airport lounges for your air travel itinerary. Go to http://www.loungebuddy.com/ to download this app. They are working on an Android app - that I'm looking forward to getting for our Android phones!

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  7. MSPeconomist
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    Assuming OP has a single itinerary/ticket for a longhaul international flight confirmed in BE, there should be access at CLT if there's a SC at that airport as well as ATL.
     
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    There is not. Just the two US clubs.
     
  9. anileze

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    I was under the mistaken belief that domestic A did not get you access, unless accompanied by Amex-Plat, or DM ?
     
  10. Wandering Aramean
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    Or on a transcon to/from JFK. :-:

    But in this case being I believe the access comes from being on a BizE ticket. That gets you access at the up-line stations as well as at the international gateway, not just at the gateway. I know for certain that this is the policy with UA and I'm 99% sure that it is the same for DL.
     
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    True, even domestic full F doesn't carry lounge access with DL except for a few select transcon routes.

    In this case, the lounge access is derived from having a same day SkyTeam international flight confirmed in BE or international business/first class. The "same day as SkyTeam international" standard also applies to SkyTeam ElitePlus (GM+ on DL) elites even if traveling in coach.
     
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    Does a ATL-HNL count as select transcon route ?
     
  13. Wandering Aramean
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    Nope. Just flights from JFK to the west coast plus LAS and PHX last I saw.
     
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    Skip the SCs and get a massage or mani/pedi!! The SCs suck these days.
     
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    A little bit off topic but JFK/DEN also has a direct business elite flight that gets you access to the JFK Sky Club just by showing your upgraded boarding pass. This flight is usually an easy upgrade and sometimes departs with empty seats upfront. You can also often buy a one way in business (class I) for less than $300. Back to the original topic: OP, The regular Delta Platinum Amex should get you $25 Sky Club access if for some reason you don't get it as part of your award flight which in fact you should. The Terminal T Sky Club is my favorite, as it is usually uncrowded, but the farthest from the international departures gates.
     
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