Introduction: Spring Break in Florida
Review: American Airlines (ERJ-140) Economy Class – Wichita Falls to Dallas
Review: The Club – Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Review: American Airlines (A321) Economy Class – Dallas to Tampa
Review: The Café by Mise en Place – Tampa International Airport
Review: The Lure – South Tampa
Review: Delta Airlines (A321) Economy Class – Tampa to Atlanta
Review: The Club – Hartsfield Jackson/Atlanta International Airport
Review: Delta Sky Club – Hartsfield Jackson/Atlanta International Airport
Review: Delta Airlines (737-700) Economy Class – Atlanta to Fort Walton Beach
Review: The Crab Shack – Fort Walton Beach
Review: Mama Nu’s Kitchen – Fort Walton Beach
Review: American Airlines (CRJ-900) Economy Class – Fort Walton Beach to Charlotte
Review: Admirals Club – Charlotte International Airport
Review: Admirals Club – Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
After spending some time at The Club, it was time to make my way to the Delta Sky Club located across the way. The Sky Club, much like all others Delta lounges, had windows colored in the standard “Delta blue” (is that a color?). It created a hint of privacy from the terminal.
I do not have status or a Delta Sky Club membership, but I am a military member traveling on Delta. I decided to try one of Delta Airlines’ Military Benefits…complimentary Sky Club access for military members when flying the airline.
I was welcomed to the lounge by a charming woman at the reception desk. Seeing that I already had my military identification out, she reached for it and asked for the boarding pass. I was in the lounge in less than three minutes. Well, that was easier than I expected. This was only my second visit to a Delta Sky Club. The first was the Delta Sky Club at Logan International Airport where the manager followed me around for a bit.
Having only a few minutes to spare, I began to make my way through the lounge. Just inside the door was a small sitting area and an assortment of reading material. I had the same exact thoughts about this area as I did in The Club earlier in the morning. Why? The space was useless.
The Sky Club had arrival/departure boards opposite the reception desk.
Just past the boards was a massive dining/bar area. There were quite a few people in the area so I could not get any decent pictures of the food offered. The buffet included pastries, eggs, bacon, etc. The food was better than what you would find at an Admirals Club. I was not hungry so I made my way to the bar for a mimosa.
As I enjoyed my drink, I could not help but notice the magnificent terrace attached to the dining area. If the weather had been a little warmer, this was where I would have spent my time. The views of aircraft parking was amazing. As an aircraft mechanic, I appreciate the effort it takes to get one of these things in the air.
There were two seating areas on the other side of the bar. While both sides had views of aircraft parking, the seating area to the right was more intimate…
…while the one on the left was spacious. Neither area seemed crowded.
At this point, I finished my drink and made my way back to the domestic terminal for the flight to Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
This was a very short time to gauge the Delta Sky Club at Atlanta, but I will do my best to summarize. The staff were some of the friendliest people I have ever met in a lounge. While I did not eat any of the food, it looked amazing and no dish was ever empty. The main thing I loved about the lounge were the views. Whether it was from the terrace or in the main seating areas, there were great views for days. I cannot wait to visit again when I have more time to enjoy the lounge.