Delta Upgrades 2 Sky Club Lounges with New Grab-and-Go Food and Drink Concepts

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  • Published on May 8, 2023
  • Last Updated June 8, 2023
  • In Passport

Delta passengers flying through JFK and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport may now choose from new to-go food selections

This week saw the official debut of a new Delta Air Lines lounge concept that aims to make it easier for passengers with short layovers to grab some quick food for their journey. For passengers who don’t have time to take advantage of the full Delta Sky Club experience, the Atlanta-based airline has introduced grab-and-go zones at two of its busiest U.S. airport lounges.

“This option was designed with those guests in mind. Customers who are short on time can choose from high-quality, on-the-go options and continue their airport journey,” Claude Roussel, managing director of Delta Sky Clubs, said, according toAFAR. “This new offering is designed to provide customers with choice and convenience, depending on what their travel-day needs are.”

The two grab-and-go locations are located in the terminal lobby of Concourse B at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Concourse B at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Yogurt, premade sandwiches and salads, fruit cups and veggie plates, and coolers loaded with drinks (including sodas, teas, and juices) can all be found in the grab-and-go areas. Additionally, there is a counter where visitors can pour their own drip coffee and baskets of snacks that are shelf-stable, including chips and granola bars.

Anyone who would typically be eligible forDelta Sky Club benefits, such as Sky Club members, passengers in Delta One or SkyTeam Premium Cabins, Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion members, andAmerican Express Centurion Card and Platinum Card holders (if they are flying with Delta that day), can access the grab-and-go areas.

Delta’s grab-and-go facilities are slightly more controlled than the main lounge, where guests have unrestricted access to food and drinks (as well as similar concepts offered byUnited and Capital One). Each guest may select one item from the following groups:

Choose from a warm breakfast wrap (served in the morning), a snack box, a sandwich, or a salad as your main course.

  • Snack option: chips, fruit, vegetables, or nuts.

  • A sweet treat (yogurt, muffin, dessert, or granola bar) is available.

  • You can choose between soda, bottled water, tea, juice, or coffee as your beverage.

The Atlanta and JFK Sky Club lounges are the two that receive the highest traffic throughout the entire brand, so according to Roussel, testing the grab-and-go idea there to satisfy consumers seeking a speedier solution to the typical Club experience makes sense.

“Our plan is to start with the in-lobby models, apply learnings from the pilot phase, and then expand to a freestanding concourse model later this summer,” Roussel explained.

Additionally, Delta said that in 2023, new Delta Sky Club lounges will open at Newark Liberty International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport, and John F. Kennedy International Airport. For the airports in Miami International and Fort Lauderdale International, lounge expansions are anticipated. In addition, Delta debuted a new 21,000 square foot lounge with a year-round Sky Deck that can accommodate up to 110 passengers in April at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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