Would Delta start a DeltaOne lounge?

Old Dec 11, 16, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by Detroiter View Post
While the SCs may be competitive with the ACs and UCs, they aren't competitive as Intl J lounges.
Specifics please. By my estimation (and based on experience), they are as good as AA and UA. They are WAY better than LH J lounges. They are also better than KE lounges. They are better than JL out-station lounges. SQ J lounges are also nothing special. They are as good as KL and AF (aside from sometimes crowding vs AF). They are in the conversation with BA, even if I think BA is better on the whole (though maintenance in BA lounges is lacking).

Not saying DL lounges blow the competition away, but they are competitive.
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Old Dec 11, 16, 2:53 pm
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I guess they figured that the improved hot food options would be enough. In general I disagree, since it's hard to make a full meal out of what is offered. DL really needs to consider some sort of express dining option, assuming UA offers the same.
I don't know. While it's not a full gourmet meal, you can eat enough for a light meal in the lounge now. Friday night I had a salad, Greek salad, and Beecher's mac and cheese with some bacon bits. By the time I got to my massively delayed flight, I didn't need any dinner on board.
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Old Dec 11, 16, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by SJC ORD LDR View Post
I don't know. While it's not a full gourmet meal, you can eat enough for a light meal in the lounge now. Friday night I had a salad, Greek salad, and Beecher's mac and cheese with some bacon bits. By the time I got to my massively delayed flight, I didn't need any dinner on board.
They also usually have grilled chicken breasts in the E and F clubs.
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Old Dec 11, 16, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by SJC ORD LDR View Post
I don't know. While it's not a full gourmet meal, you can eat enough for a light meal in the lounge now. .
Agreed. A cup of soup, a salad and some veggies is certain enough for a light meal. And during breakfast, oatmeal and fruit, or a bagel and a hard boiled egg is plenty. No, you might not be getting a steak, but there is certainly enough food to get by.
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Old May 25, 17, 12:29 pm
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Reviving this because it looks like AA has opened their flagship lounge at JFK and it does seem to be a step above SkyClubs. Food options look better, and there are even a few a la carte options from a menu and there is a much much much better alcohol selection, including champagne (more on par with international airlines' lounges there).

It also looks like it's open to international F & J passengers but also OW Emerald and Sapphire members in Y. Especially for international J, don't SkyClubs seem a poor competitor to this and polaris?
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Old May 25, 17, 12:58 pm
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I think DL has shown that they can really customize different Sky Clubs based on market needs. I could see DL offering a free drink coupon to D1 pax or enhancing food even more at JFK, but I don't really see them opening an F lounge.
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Old May 25, 17, 1:36 pm
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I recall DL briefly provided meals for D1 passengers in SkyClubs at least at JFK (I got one before flying JFK - SFO in D1 back in 2015).

That seemed like an easy way to provide a hybrid of the two but that initiative seems to have fizzled out (though I certainly enjoyed that).
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Old May 25, 17, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Duke787 View Post
I recall DL briefly provided meals for D1 passengers in SkyClubs at least at JFK (I got one before flying JFK - SFO in D1 back in 2015).

That seemed like an easy way to provide a hybrid of the two but that initiative seems to have fizzled out (though I certainly enjoyed that).
I don't think it exactly fizzled out, I think that instead of this, DL choose to offer enhanced food service for everyone at this club, as they have also done at SEA, SFO and certain ATL clubs.
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Old May 25, 17, 2:33 pm
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IMO DL should put something in place for D1 passengers especially since AA will be opening the FL to J pax as they are renovated and expanded across the LAA system.
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Old May 25, 17, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by rfrn View Post
Reviving this because it looks like AA has opened their flagship lounge at JFK and it does seem to be a step above SkyClubs. Food options look better, and there are even a few a la carte options from a menu and there is a much much much better alcohol selection, including champagne (more on par with international airlines' lounges there).

It also looks like it's open to international F & J passengers but also OW Emerald and Sapphire members in Y. Especially for international J, don't SkyClubs seem a poor competitor to this and polaris?
Who knows how long it will hold but the food selection at the new AA lounge really does look a lot better than at the JFK SkyClubs.
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...proved-dining/

I think it would be an interesting concept for Delta to explore making the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses into effective Delta One lounges (by expanding the current UK-bound access to Delta One pax on more flights) -- VS already offers a much more generous food and drink service. But those lounges would need to be expanded quite a bit to handle all the traffic, and are presumably expensive to operate. Still, they're not so far off from what UA is offering in Polaris lounges these days.
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