JFK SkyClub - The WORST I've ever seen

Old Oct 23, 17, 4:22 pm
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JFK SkyClub - The WORST I've ever seen

I'm currently in the JFK SC in T4. It's a Monday night in late October, one of the slowest travel periods of the year, yet the SC is the worst I've ever seen. NO seats available, 2-hour wait for showers and the food buffet looks like a homeless shelter of people who haven't eaten in weeks.

WHAT is going on? I've never seen it like this! No wonder DL wants to raise the Amex waiver to $250k. But I don't blame it on Amex users. I blame it on DL for making such a small club at JFK. They need to look at MU in PVG who opened a 2-story club. Just awful Delta!
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Old Oct 23, 17, 4:51 pm
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Old Oct 23, 17, 4:53 pm
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The SC at SEA is a two-story, and definitely one of the best I've been to. I hope it never becomes as crowded as some of the others! I've never seen the JFK T4 SC crowded, so I wonder what was going on for it to be so full as you said? I know that a lot of SkyTeam flights depart in the evening, so that could account for the full SC, as there's a lot of FC/Business Class fliers who would qualify to be there.

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Old Oct 23, 17, 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by FSUnole03 View Post
I'm currently in the JFK SC in T4. It's a Monday night in late October, one of the slowest travel periods of the year, yet the SC is the worst I've ever seen. NO seats available, 2-hour wait for showers and the food buffet looks like a homeless shelter of people who haven't eaten in weeks.

WHAT is going on? I've never seen it like this! No wonder DL wants to raise the Amex waiver to $250k. But I don't blame it on Amex users. I blame it on DL for making such a small club at JFK. They need to look at MU in PVG who opened a 2-story club. Just awful Delta!
Guess Mr. Bastian was not referring to the SC’s when he proudly talked about, “some of the best real estate on the planet”.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 4:57 pm
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JFK T4 is definitely too small for the size of DL's operation. I can't remember the last time I've been there where the buffet wasn't a shambles. Seats are often difficult to find too.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 5:07 pm
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Pretty different in the CVG skyclub as I type...let's just say there's plenty of elbow room!
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Old Oct 23, 17, 5:29 pm
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There are currently delays at JFK, with inbound flights delayed about 1.5 hours and outbound delayed about 0.5 hours. This results in people spending more time than normal in the SC as they wait for their delayed flights or misconnect, which makes it overcrowded.

T4 is just about at capacity in the evenings when things run normally, so any glitch makes it terrible. If you have time, go to T2.

Alternately, DL could outsource it and consider it a "third party" lounge... problem solved :P
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Old Oct 23, 17, 5:46 pm
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I’ve seen this before. It gets really bad with delays. Which sounds like it is happening now. Then it just dives.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 5:49 pm
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They are all adult day care centers. I want to arrive with just enough time to get to my flight.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 6:01 pm
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The Skydeck is the only slightly redeeming feature of that club. Seems to me Delta could easily support two clubs in T4 with the number or pax that pass through there.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 6:05 pm
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They are all adult day care centers.
Maybe they'll advertise "enjoy our Just Like The West Wing" lounge services
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Old Oct 23, 17, 6:07 pm
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The Skydeck is the only slightly redeeming feature of that club. Seems to me Delta could easily support two clubs in T4 with the number or pax that pass through there.
+1

Sitting on the skydeck right now by myself and having a beer!
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"it only happens when there are delays at JFK..."

Hilarious!
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Old Oct 23, 17, 6:10 pm
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Absolute gong show Friday night. We went on the sky deck and it was civil.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by FSUnole03 View Post
I blame it on DL for making such a small club at JFK.
That's funny...

Largest Delta SkyClubs in the system:

1. JFK T4 - 25,000 sq ft
2. ATL B - almost 25,000 sq ft
3. SEA A/B - 21,000 sq ft
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