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Delta will open a SkyClub at Tokyo-Haneda

Old Sep 10, 19, 12:24 pm
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In the meantime, there's a thread in the JAL forum about some closures/renovations of JAL lounges in the international terminal at HND. Lounges in the cluster with the one DL uses seem to be impacted, including possibly the lounge that DL currently uses (Skyview on the fifth floor???). I was hoping to find a clue about the potential location of the new DL SC, but it's not obvious from the linked floorplan of the terminal.
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Old Sep 10, 19, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by WillBarrett_68 View Post
Same, I am surprised but happy to have been wrong about this.
I too am surprised this is a SkyClub and not a SkyTeam lounge. That said, all of the SkyTeam lounges I've been in have been nicer than all of the SkyClubs I've been in. But if you're a SkyClub member and not STE+/J, I could see how the SC would be better than an STL.
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Old Sep 10, 19, 6:08 pm
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HND is a fantastic airport and the negative comments in this thread are absolutely misleading and shouldn't be taken seriously. HND will be an upgrade over NRT in every way once DL's SC is up and running.

HND was voted world's cleanest airport on Skytrax for the last few years, for example, and there's even a video from NHK about how dedicated HND's cleaning team is.

Quite frankly, nothing at NRT is remotely worth the longer journey and apparently the now higher likelihood of being stranded there after a typhoon.
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Old Sep 10, 19, 6:54 pm
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Has SkyTeam done anything lately? They seem dead-in-the-water. Last press release from ST was June 1 about the KAL chairman as the ST chair as well.

I'm not surprised that DL is opening their own lounge with 7 daily flights. VS operates it's own lounge at LAX with 2-5 flights per day, JNB with two daily. It probably also allows DL to control the experience overall and also the other ST airlines revenue would also help. Just sounds like it will get crowded around the time of the 7 US departing flights and likely quiet all the other times.
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Old Sep 10, 19, 9:23 pm
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I'm expecting a very nice lounge given the high standards of Japan and the heavy competition at HND.
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Old Sep 10, 19, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
It would be hard to have worse food options in a lounge in Japan than tha current contract HND lounge that DL is using.

As I think I mentioned above, the lounge DL used when it first started HND service was so much better, although it was offered only for business class passengers.

The beer machine reminds me that I was always impressed by the number of apple computers lined up along the windows at the NRT SCs.
What is the current contract HND lounge that DL is using? I could not find it on their airport website.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 7:12 am
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Originally Posted by ftfmdtw View Post
What is the current contract HND lounge that DL is using? I could not find it on their airport website.
IIRC it's at the top level of that escalator area. I think the name might be SkyView, although if so, it would be a very sad and disappointing example of a JAL lounge.

ADDED: I just checked the DL website for a D1 passenger at HND and found two lounges listed:

TIAT SkyLounge, next to gate 111, 4th floor

TIAT Lounge Annex, between gates 114 and 146, 5th floor

I haven't been sent to the gate 111 lounge since the midnight departures from HND, where I remember a rather nice lounge in that location. More recently at HND, I've been sent to the lounge around gate 114, which is on the way to the gates DL uses.

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Old Sep 11, 19, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by MonAmQB View Post
Definitely the beer machine too!
Must have this!!!
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Old Sep 11, 19, 5:20 pm
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Thanks, MSPeconomist! Nice to know.

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Old Sep 11, 19, 6:07 pm
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If DL is willing to spend for the quality they did at AUS, I imagine HND is going to be quite a nice lounge - they seem to be upping the average quality of their domestic lounges quite significantly (better food, more attractive interiors). I am quite hopeful that this will be a "crown jewel" for their biggest (?) TPAC airport on their own metal.
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Old Oct 17, 19, 3:59 pm
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The new HND SkyClub will be located on the 4th floor in the area of the former TIAT lounge; target opening is for July 2020.
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Old Oct 17, 19, 5:45 pm
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Where is this in relation to the contract lounge that DL currently uses at HND? Is it one floor below the curtrent DL contract lounge, accessible through the same set of escalators as one walks from security/passport control to the gates DL uses at HND?

It sounds like the new SC will open in time for the Olympics if everything goes according to schedule.

ADDED: I sure hope this doesn't mean that there's no lounge for D1 passengers at HND until the new SC opens. It's bad enough that GM+ and PS passengers don't have lounge access.

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Old Oct 17, 19, 6:27 pm
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It will be in the center area above the duty free shop that's been around since 2011 (not the expanded area that opened in 2014 that's to the left of passport control).
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Old Oct 18, 19, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
ADDED: I sure hope this doesn't mean that there's no lounge for D1 passengers at HND until the new SC opens. It's bad enough that GM+ and PS passengers don't have lounge access.
I believe they are currently using the 5th floor TIAT lounge.
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Old Oct 18, 19, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by ClipperDelta View Post
I believe they are currently using the 5th floor TIAT lounge.
Thatís correct. Itís the one near gate 146. That TIAT lounge is nothing to write home about though.
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