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Delta SkyClub Access Changes starting Jan 1, 2019

Delta SkyClub Access Changes starting Jan 1, 2019

Old Jan 29, 18, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Nonrevs plus airline and airport employees, who aren't necessarily flying that day (on any airline).
Nonrevs have Seat Request Cards, which look like boaring passes and are probably what those on E Fares have.

Employees travelling nonrev are prohibited from using their employee ID for post-security and must use the regular TSA Lines (Usually Pre)
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Old Jan 29, 18, 12:49 pm
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'Lifetime Sky Club Memberships' are Executive Memberships that have an expiration date of 12/31/2079. I'll deal with that in about 61 years.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by SuperG1955 View Post
Nonrevs have Seat Request Cards, which look like boaring passes and are probably what those on E Fares have.

Employees travelling nonrev are prohibited from using their employee ID for post-security and must use the regular TSA Lines (Usually Pre)
Yes, but a working crew member, GA, ramper, etc. would be airside without boarding passes, as would be airport employees such as people with jobs at Chick-Fil-A etc. They're not supposed to use SCs (or PP lounges, etc.).
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Old Jan 29, 18, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Yes, but a working crew member, GA, ramper, etc. would be airside without boarding passes, as would be airport employees such as people with jobs at Chick-Fil-A etc. They're not supposed to use SCs (or PP lounges, etc.).
An employee can have a Sky Club Membership. The are prohibited from using it when in uniform or with airline ID showing. Delta has rules about employee members using the Club.

We go to restaurants, not the Club when we meet our employee kids if they're working. They're travelling Int'l D1 (Paid) in April and will use the Club as 'regular' D1 travelers.

Unless Chick-Fil-A has raised wages dramatically as a result of the new tax laws, I don't think that too many of their employees, or other airport retail workers, are going to spend the $$$ to join the Sky Club. Where is it written that they're not supposed to use SC's, etc? Are they second class citizens?
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Old Jan 29, 18, 8:56 pm
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Most airport lounges don't want to be used as a bar for free happy hour (or free meals) for airport employees, unless of course they're traveling that day and have access.
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Old Jan 31, 18, 9:58 am
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1. WRT partner lounge access, perhaps DL just got tired of paying the fees imposed by the "partners" for our accessing their lounges. All pennies need to be pinched.

2. More generally, these changes may portend the eventual elimination of complimentary club membership for DMs. Those of us who were PMs back in the days when PMs got complimentary membership may be faced with deja vu all over again.
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Old Jan 31, 18, 3:11 pm
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Dumb question - what is current price for a day pass if I show my Delta AmEx? Last I checked was still the $29 fee. Does this allow me a free guest? Thanks!
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Old Jan 31, 18, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by DCAflyer81 View Post
Dumb question - what is current price for a day pass if I show my Delta AmEx? Last I checked was still the $29 fee. Does this allow me a free guest? Thanks!
It's $29 for you, and $29 per guest. Up to two guests allowed.
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Old Jan 31, 18, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by DCAflyer81 View Post
Dumb question - what is current price for a day pass if I show my Delta AmEx? Last I checked was still the $29 fee. Does this allow me a free guest? Thanks!
It's not a "day" pass (which no longer exist AFAIK), it's a "single visit" pass. Reports are that you can usually get them to give you a receipt to use at other SCs in the same airport where applicable (ATL/DTW/etc), but you can't use it at both your originating and connecting airports unless you pay another $29.

You'd have to pay the $29 for yourself and for each guest (and you might be limited to 2 guests, not sure).
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Old Feb 22, 18, 8:48 pm
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Originally Posted by RumPatrol View Post
Looks like the source is just this thread, but he does correct the incorrect information about Amex Platinum/Centurion that is in the original link here, as those are the current Amex Platinum/Centurion access policies.

I almost exclusively use my Amex Platinum to access Sky Clubs, even when I would otherwise be eligible to access through other means (int'l business, STE+, etc), so anything that thins out the herd is fine by me.
When I'm flying international, they won't take my Amex Platinum for entry, the boarding pass alone suffices.
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Old Feb 22, 18, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by PaulInTheSky View Post
Three major devaluations in a day:

1. SkyClub Membership Access rules. AMex Card holders and SkyClub members are not allowed to access the lounge. --> Canceled the AMex cards last year. Now even less incentive to go back to AMex
2. Upgrade elimination on D1 routes. Stingy upgrade instruments provided to PMs and DMs.
3. Fuel Surcharges on DL awards out of US
1. Sky Club access rules for me (Amex Platinum holder) aren't changing.
2. D1 domestic upgrades were never free (F upgrades on those routes were); D1 upgrades by RUC were something I found preferable to free F upgrades. And come April, domestic D1 upgrades will again be free.
3. On my last TATL mileage ticket, I paid taxes and government fees, no fuel surcharge.
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Old Feb 22, 18, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Collierkr View Post
UA policy would come into play on certain red eye flights that board one day and land the next thus preventing UC access after arrival. It comes down to definition of a boarding pass
Did they really? Delta is more generous (Amex Platinum requires same-day boarding pass, but arrival after a redeye works.)
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Old Feb 22, 18, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Nonrevs plus airline and airport employees, who aren't necessarily flying that day (on any airline).
Delta lets nonrevs (with seat request cards) into the Sky Clubs with an Amex swipe.
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Old Feb 22, 18, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by sethb View Post
Delta lets nonrevs (with seat request cards) into the Sky Clubs with an Amex swipe.
As long as Amex is paying for it...why does DL care?
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Old Feb 23, 18, 8:46 am
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Originally Posted by SuperG1955 View Post
Nonrevs have Seat Request Cards, which look like boaring passes and are probably what those on E Fares have.

Employees travelling nonrev are prohibited from using their employee ID for post-security and must use the regular TSA Lines (Usually Pre)
LOL! If this is true it's got to be #1 on the "rules we ignore" list. I even know a FA who will wear a uniform when flying nonrev to make sure she gets to the front of the security lines!
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