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Delta's planning a 2020 expansion of the MSP F/G SkyClub...

Delta's planning a 2020 expansion of the MSP F/G SkyClub...

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Old Sep 4, 18, 10:06 am
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A few new details came out at the MAC commission meeting today about the proposed new club and concourse buildout. The six-gate "pod five" for gates 17-22 (which we all know is totally overcrowded) will get expanded at the concourse level to provide more space, and then a brand new SkyClub will be built on a new level above the concourse — providing more space and hopefully a SkyDeck that we all want. If it's truly up on a third floor, we could get a SkyClub with views of both runways from there. Sounds pretty ideal to me. Hopefully this all comes together.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by jrkmsp View Post
A few new details came out at the MAC commission meeting today about the proposed new club and concourse buildout. The six-gate "pod five" for gates 17-22 (which we all know is totally overcrowded) will get expanded at the concourse level to provide more space, and then a brand new SkyClub will be built on a new level above the concourse ó providing more space and hopefully a SkyDeck that we all want. If it's truly up on a third floor, we could get a SkyClub with views of both runways from there. Sounds pretty ideal to me. Hopefully this all comes together.

Is this where that observation deck was (or is it still there?)
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Old Mar 18, 19, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by jdrtravel View Post
Is this where that observation deck was (or is it still there?)
There is still an observation deck on the D concourse but itís strangely closed a lot.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 3:05 pm
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There is still an observation deck on the D concourse but itís strangely closed a lot.
I could swear that there used to be one in the G concourse. Not the long part but the section at the very start of G. I believe it was closed for a while after 9/11 but then maybe reopened.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 4:01 pm
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I'm pretty sure there is still an observation deck in D concourse. There is a staircase up just past the McDonalds. I believe it's open most of the time.

Now to me a SkyDeck in MSP, much like owning a pool here, SOUNDS like a much better idea than it actually is. It would be beautiful like 4 months out of the year when it's not too hot or too cold.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 4:51 pm
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My preferred lounge at MSP is the Escape lounge. Hopefully they make the F/G SkyClub competitive again.
i completely agree. Itís even better since they severed the relationship with the CSR cardholders.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 6:16 pm
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It seems to me that airport amenities are improving to the point where the sky club is becoming less and less valuable to me. The restaurant just outside the MSP F/G club is wonderful, stylish, good service and good food. Walking into the sky club sometimes feels like a let down.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 6:51 pm
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It seems to me that airport amenities are improving to the point where the sky club is becoming less and less valuable to me. The restaurant just outside the MSP F/G club is wonderful, stylish, good service and good food. Walking into the sky club sometimes feels like a let down.
Especially when PP often gives enough credit for a full meal and a drink.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 7:05 pm
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Originally Posted by pfreet View Post
It seems to me that airport amenities are improving to the point where the sky club is becoming less and less valuable to me. The restaurant just outside the MSP F/G club is wonderful, stylish, good service and good food. Walking into the sky club sometimes feels like a let down.

If food is the primary objective, then this is true. However, if you are looking for a comfortable place to settle in, with easy access to power, snacks, a clean restroom, wifi, access to DL agents for flight issues and a generally more relaxed environment (I know this is not always the case) than a club usually wins. Especially when you compare a club to a chair or booth at a restaurant, with a server that wants to turn your table over as quickly as possible. I understand that this may not be true at clubs that are overcrowded or in need or renovation.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 9:00 pm
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The Clubs at ATL used to be on the avoid list...but bow with the rebuilds between the food and drink they are actually a (somewhat) pleasant experience at least at times - hopefully MSP will get back to this point as well. Back in the NW days the clubs at MSP were OK, but space is needed...even more so than DTW...which also has issues on this count...
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Old Mar 18, 19, 9:37 pm
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Especially when PP often gives enough credit for a full meal and a drink.
Not at MSP. The only PP lounge is the PGA club where you get a 15 dollar voucher good at a couple of restaurants. 15 bucks is not going to cover a meal and an alcoholic beverage at airport prices. The $28 that priority pass gives at most restaurants is sufficient although it annoys me to no end that I can't use any of the $28 for a tip.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 11:30 pm
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I always thought the C club was much nicer.
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Old Mar 19, 19, 4:54 am
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Originally Posted by readywhenyouare View Post
I always thought the C club was much nicer.
here are the signs for the new G17 club with showers and deck plus new bathrooms and an expansion towards the roadway in the F/G club. Thatís all good news.


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Old Mar 19, 19, 8:17 am
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wow! That looks beautiful! SO glad to see they are not using the same design everywhere and instead giving some unique look to different clubs. The dark colors are a good idea for that climate where they will add a feeling of warmth during cold winters.
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Old Mar 19, 19, 1:25 pm
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Whatís the projected open date? About time MSP get showers.
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