Delta will open a SkyClub at Tokyo-Haneda

Old Sep 10, 19, 12:24 pm
  #31  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minneapolis: DL DM charter 2.3MM
Programs: A3*Gold, SPG Plat, HyattDiamond, MarriottPP, LHW exAccess, ICI, Raffles Amb, NW PE MM, TWA Gold MM
Posts: 82,642
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.
MSPeconomist is offline  
Old Sep 10, 19, 6:02 pm
  #32  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hands of Fate
Programs: MR LT(!)TE, DL DM (sigh) MM(!), HTZ PC, 2V Fanboi, CBP GE
Posts: 4,666
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.
bennos is offline  
Old Sep 10, 19, 6:08 pm
  #33  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Tokyo
Programs: DL Diamond, JL Sapphire
Posts: 1,382
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.
ryandc99 and maverickar15 like this.
FireEmblemPride is offline  
Old Sep 10, 19, 6:54 pm
  #34  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: formerly Gold now Diamond, formerly MSY, now LAX, formerly NW, now DL
Programs: Hyatt Plat, Hilton Gold, SPG Gold, Delta Diamond/1MM
Posts: 4,222
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.
NOLAnwGOLD is offline  
Old Sep 10, 19, 9:23 pm
  #35  
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: west coast best coast
Programs: TINDER GOLD, STARBUCKS GOLD, COSTCO EXECUTIVE!!
Posts: 3,195
I'm expecting a very nice lounge given the high standards of Japan and the heavy competition at HND.
keitherson is offline  
Old Sep 10, 19, 10:04 pm
  #36  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 35
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.
ftfmdtw is offline  
Old Sep 11, 19, 7:12 am
  #37  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minneapolis: DL DM charter 2.3MM
Programs: A3*Gold, SPG Plat, HyattDiamond, MarriottPP, LHW exAccess, ICI, Raffles Amb, NW PE MM, TWA Gold MM
Posts: 82,642
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, nest 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.

Last edited by MSPeconomist; Sep 11, 19 at 7:24 am
MSPeconomist is offline  
Old Sep 11, 19, 10:05 am
  #38  
FlyerTalk Evangelist & Ambassador: China
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: DEN
Programs: DL DM/MM, UA 1K, AA Plat, HH Dia, WOH Glob, IHG Plat, Marriott Gold, NA EE, Hertz PC
Posts: 17,141
Originally Posted by MonAmQB View Post
Definitely the beer machine too!
Must have this!!!
Duke787 likes this.
mnredfox is offline  
Old Sep 11, 19, 5:20 pm
  #39  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 35
Thanks, MSPeconomist! Nice to know.

Last edited by ftfmdtw; Sep 11, 19 at 5:27 pm Reason: incomplete initial entry
ftfmdtw is offline  
Old Sep 11, 19, 6:07 pm
  #40  
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Seattle
Programs: DL DM; HZ PC; Natl Exec Elite; SPG; Amex Plat
Posts: 344
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.
manacit is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread