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Delta announced restrictions on accessing their airport lounges, limiting use to passengers flying the airline or one of its partners same day. Club members could no longer use their club unless also paying Delta or its partners additional money to travel.
American also announced an increase in club prices. So it should come as no surprise that Delta is doing the same thing.
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Delta’s club prices are already higher than the competition. They also charge extra for a ‘membership’ that allows guest access. American’s club prices are going up by $100. Delta announced their ‘individual membership’ (no free guests) goes up by $50 and their ‘Executive’ (real) membership goes up by… $100.
Delta’s lounges are on the whole marginally better than United’s or American’s, with a little bit more substantive food. The Seattle and San Francisco lounges are nice though of course many are tired, including in hubs like Salt Lake City. Of course Delta does not offer a premium business class lounge product like United and American do, so Sky Clubs serve both paid members and premium passengers.
And Delta’s lounges are already more expensive — with a base price for a full membership that will go up to $845 per year.
I access Delta’s clubs when flying Delta using my Platinum Card® from American Express (which covers my own admittance, and my wife has an authorized user card for hers, though guests can enter with a fee).
Meanwhile Delta will no longer sell single use guest passes. If you want to use the lounge get a credit card or buy up.