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Delta SkyClub Access Changes starting Jan 1, 2019

Delta SkyClub Access Changes starting Jan 1, 2019

Old Sep 16, 18, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by C W View Post
What is your source? I see nothing about this on any blog.
Originally Posted by hobbseltoff View Post
The OP has incorrect info. You have to pay $30 now in addition to flying DL same-day.
You may be thinking Amex Delta Platinum. The Amex Platinum Charge Card is now a better deal than club membership or the reserve card. You get into most clubs with it, $200 airline credit and 5X membership points when using the airline portal.
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Old Sep 16, 18, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by JIMBOLIGUY View Post
Adding here since this is the more recent Sky Club posting. Am flying JFK-SEA today. From what I can tell, it appears that there is only one flight (the 7am-ish) sold as D1 and the rest sold as F flights. Even though the D1 page on delta.com says that JFK-SEA is a long haul transcon (Delta One and see the first blue link (Long Haul Domestic)) , I will not have access at JFK to the SkyClub - or do they still allow since its part of that link? Thanks.
If you bought a D1 ticket, you get access. If you bought a F ticket, you don't.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 9:33 am
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Not sure if this is new. But at SEA-TAC skyclub and was told I can buy day pass but only if flying delta. Guess I’ll need to find a different way to spend my amex plat incidental fee.

Guess I’ll get gift cards again...

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Old Sep 17, 18, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by Sung Sam View Post
Not sure if this is new. But at SEA-TAC skyclub and was told I can buy day pass but only if flying delta. Guess I’ll need to find a different way to spend my amex plat incidental fee.

Guess I’ll get gift cards again...

Not true till Jan 1. Although they may be doing to alleviate crowding.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
Not true till Jan 1. Although they may be doing to alleviate crowding.
Incorrect. The requirement for flying Delta or partners when purchasing a Single Visit Pass is already in place.
https://www.delta.com/us/en/delta-sky-club/house-rules
  • A Single Visit Pass must be used in conjunction with same-day ticketed air travel on Delta Air Lines or its partner airlines.
It's been in the house rules for over 2 years (ever since they got rid of the day pass) --

https://web.archive.org/web/20151213...use-rules.html

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Old Sep 17, 18, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by spamkiller View Post
You may be thinking Amex Delta Platinum. The Amex Platinum Charge Card is now a better deal than club membership or the reserve card. You get into most clubs with it, $200 airline credit and 5X membership points when using the airline portal.
For me the reserve card is a better deal than the Am Ex Platinum charge. But I use the MQM's and the companion first class certificate.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 2:36 pm
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So...I bought my lifetime WorldClubs membership in 2008 after Northwest emerged from bankruptcy, but before the Delta acquisition. At the time the terms and conditions did not say much about whether access could be restricted, aside from that I had to legally be able to access the club. (And I have proof of this.)

Wonder whether Delta will treat customers who bought lifetime memberships post-NWA bankruptcy differently than before. What about Western Airlines or Pan Am customers bought by pre-Ch11 Delta?

I'm not the litigious type, but this seems like it is a case of a company that experienced bankruptcy trying to avoid liabilities acquired post-bankruptcy.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
Incorrect. The requirement for flying Delta or partners when purchasing a Single Visit Pass is already in place.
https://www.delta.com/us/en/delta-sky-club/house-rules
  • A Single Visit Pass must be used in conjunction with same-day ticketed air travel on Delta Air Lines or its partner airlines.
It's been in the house rules for over 2 years (ever since they got rid of the day pass) --

https://web.archive.org/web/20151213...use-rules.html
It hasnt been enforced then. I've seen and know plenty of people to purchase one when not flying DL
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Old Sep 17, 18, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by spamkiller View Post
You may be thinking Amex Delta Platinum. The Amex Platinum Charge Card is now a better deal than club membership or the reserve card. You get into most clubs with it, $200 airline credit and 5X membership points when using the airline portal.
You get 5X Membership Rewards points even when buying direct from the airline; you don't have to use the Amex Travel portal.
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Old Sep 26, 18, 1:44 pm
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Did not think about the Gold-or-higher SkyTeam Elite Plus as “overriding”. Good to know! Thanks
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Old Sep 26, 18, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by LetsFlyISay View Post
Did not think about the Gold-or-higher SkyTeam Elite Plus as “overriding”. Good to know! Thanks
Unfortunately, that won't get you into the IAD/IAH AF/KL clubs when flying domestically.
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Old Sep 26, 18, 2:35 pm
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I'm trying to remember, but isn't this change more of a return to the way things used to be? I thought way back sometime in the Crown Room Club days you had to be flying Delta to be admitted......

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Old Sep 26, 18, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by DiverDave View Post
I'm trying to remember, but isn't this change more of a return to the way things used to be? I thought way back sometime in the Crown Room Club days you had to be flying Delta to be admitted......

David
Correct.

https://web.archive.org/web/20040619...ules/index.jsp
  • Crown Room facilities may be used only in conjunction with same-day ticketed air travel on Delta, Delta Connection® carriers, or Song™.
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Old Sep 26, 18, 10:41 pm
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
Correct.

https://web.archive.org/web/20040619...ules/index.jsp
  • Crown Room facilities may be used only in conjunction with same-day ticketed air travel on Delta, Delta Connection® carriers, or Song™.
wow...Delta offered lounges in far more cities in 2004.
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Old Sep 26, 18, 10:44 pm
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Originally Posted by worldwidedreamer View Post


wow...Delta offered lounges in far more cities in 2004.
Yep. Then came the infamous Crown Lounge room slaughter.
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