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Delta SkyClub Access Changes starting Jan 1, 2019

Delta SkyClub Access Changes starting Jan 1, 2019

Old Nov 16, 17, 12:10 pm
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Am I correct that this change seems to impact existing memberships before the expiration of their current term, in the typical DL fashion of yanking the rug out from under their customers?
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:11 pm
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With this change, would there even be any advantage to paying $495 for an individual membership vs paying $450 for the AMEX Reserve?
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:13 pm
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I am correct to surmise that Amex Plat access is not changing at all?
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:24 pm
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Meh this is nothing. United did this what, two years ago? It affected me exactly zero times. How many times are you flying domestically NOT flying Delta? If you are flying someone else is there even DL club at that airport?

NOthing to see here folks, move along please.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
Meh this is nothing. United did this what, two years ago? It affected me exactly zero times. How many times are you flying domestically NOT flying Delta? If you are flying someone else is there even DL club at that airport?

NOthing to see here folks, move along please.
Twice in the past few months. Once from BOS was rerouted on WS due to a delay on DL (which may have been ok since they are technically a partner) and once flying out of IND on AA where there is no other club. There may be nothing to see for you but please don't assume these changes don't impact anyone else. For some of us this is a devaluation.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by C W View Post
I am correct to surmise that Amex Plat access is not changing at all?
The OP has incorrect info. You have to pay $30 now in addition to flying DL same-day.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by hobbseltoff View Post
The OP has incorrect info. You have to pay $30 now in addition to flying DL same-day.
What is your source? I see nothing about this on any blog.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by hobbseltoff View Post
The OP has incorrect info. You have to pay $30 now in addition to flying DL same-day.
Originally Posted by C W View Post
What is your source? I see nothing about this on any blog.
Yeah, source please.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
How many times are you flying domestically NOT flying Delta?
I have a membership and I only fly Delta about 15% of the time. This is a huge devaluation for me as I use this benefit at least 4-5 times a month. There are a large amount of SkyClubs in the US and often they are the only good option for a lounge. I am definitely not renewing when mine expires next year.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:48 pm
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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 sky303 View Post
Yeah, source please.
Edit: I take back what I said, I misread Amex SkyMiles Platinum as Amex Platinum.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by hobbseltoff View Post
This is my source: https://loyaltylobby.com/2017/11/16/...anuary-1-2019/

OMAAT cites it as well.
American Express Platinum and Centurion card holders and guests must be on Delta operated flights. Fee for each guest is $29. Currently access is granted regardless of the airline flown and free for guests.
We aren't talking about guests...
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
Meh this is nothing. United did this what, two years ago? It affected me exactly zero times. How many times are you flying domestically NOT flying Delta? If you are flying someone else is there even DL club at that airport?

NOthing to see here folks, move along please.
Nope, United Club is ANY airline boarding pass and up to two non family member guests. Also, you get access to any Star Alliance Gold labeled partner lounges.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
Meh this is nothing. United did this what, two years ago? It affected me exactly zero times.
Actually that is incorrect. United Club members flying any airline have lounge access.

"A valid United Club membership card and boarding pass for same-day travel."

Also---passengers holding military ID and a UA boarding pass within 24 hours, and Amtrak Guest Rewards Select Plus + Select Executive regardless of airline.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by gaugeguy View Post
I wonder what they will do for those of us who have lifetime memberships. We were grandfathered in as executive memberships.
Add me to this list. Will be interested to see how DL handles this for those of us with LT membership. I spread my flying around more in 2017 than in any other year (and will be flying DL even less in 2018) so this could definitely impact me.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 1:29 pm
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Do airlines every improve the perks instead of taking them away or making them more expensive, ever?
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