Delta Opens New Sky Club in Seattle

New Delta Club for Sea-Tac

Delta Air Lines’ brand new Sky Club at Sea-Tac airport is now open for business, and if the views of snow-capped Mt. Rainier don’t dazzle you, the shower suites will.

This is just the latest new or renovated Sky Club in the Delta system this year (others include Atlanta, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia and New York’s LaGuardia); it’s all part of the Atlanta-based carrier’s $2 billion investment in “enhancing customer experience on the ground and in the air” which also will reportedly include new airplanes.

All this is especially good news for Delta’s elite miles members, says FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney. “In the past few years, ‘elites’ have felt as though their benefits have been watered down,” he said, adding, “This shows Delta is trying to address the problem and it’s a great start.”

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Sky Club Luxury Amenities and Fees

Amenities: These so-called VIP lounges or airline clubs can a real boon for travelers, especially those who must endure lengthy wait times for connections to international long-haul flights, and Delta’s Seattle departures include Amsterdam, Beijing, Osaka and Tokyo. Plus, lounges provide a comfortable haven for tired travelers stranded by bad weather delays.

Here’s what the new facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport offers:

  • Full bar with complimentary drinks and snacks
  • “Work zone with free wifi, satellite TV and all the requisite gizmos
  • “Recharge zone” with nap-ready lounge chairs
  • Personalized flight assistance
  • Showers (for international travelers heading to or through Seattle)

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Fees: If you are a current Diamond Medallion member of Delta’s SkyMiles award, all this is yours for free. Rates vary for other miles members, and here’s what it cost for the “un-elite”:

  • General member: $650 a year
  • 30-day membership: $90
  • One-day pass: $50

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Published: September 1, 2011