Delta’s game at home is superb. The Sky Club made me want to stay for longer, and the shower suites were top notch. Would recommend this lounge in a heartbeat.
The Good: Showers, Ample Space, Good bar, and OPEN AIR TERRACE.
The Bad: You can’t order heartier food.
The Noteworthy: This was my first time at a lounge with a terrace and I spent most of my time there.
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Atlanta is Delta Airlines’ home turf. The airline has the largest presence at the world’s largest airport. Given their large footprint, the airline also has a large investment on customer experience at the airport. For this reason, Delta wanted to make their newest lounge (at the time) in the airport a standard for other airlines. When Terminal F opened at ATL, Delta was able to set the bar for the new Sky Clubs.
The lounge is located on the second floor in Terminal F. Below it are various high end shops, along with duty free. The striking blues that denote the club are stunning.
As you enter, there are three counters with friendly agents who are willing to help. Once I had my boarding pass scanned, I was directed to enter.
When you turn right, you see the larger seating section of the lounge. It consists of arm chairs, a few tall chairs, and great views of the tarmac.
Further down, there is a quiet area, with reclining chairs and ottomans. I found the area to be quite busy while I was there, only being able to find an few empty chairs a few minutes before I left.
There is also a buffet, stocked with all the usuals. There were also two kinds of soups and finger sandwiches.
Next to the buffet is a bar, that is well stocked. You can use SkyMiles to purchase drinks, but I strongly advise against it. If you are traveling on Virgin Atlantic, they will give you one drink coupon. I don’t know if this is still the case, but both times I flew internationally out of ATL, they gave me drink vouchers.
The Lounge has an upstairs section, which has a few more seating areas and tables. It is much smaller, and was hardly used during my stay there.
My favorite part of the lounge was the terrace. It reminded me of a home’s backyard, with awnings and couches. The area feels very welcoming and homey. Given how hot it was that day, very few people actually used the terrace. It was just me and one other guy there for most of my stay. Many people did come out to see the views, as this is a novelty in most lounges. There were great views of aircraft, and I was very happy with my time there.
The Shower Suites
Something that impressed me about Delta’s shower suites were the toiletries. They were not the airline’s usual Kiehl’s brand, but a fancier feeling brand (I unfortunately cannot remember the brand). The suites were a shocking red, and I found that to be pretty extra. Water pressure was fine, but getting some hot water took a while.
I am a HUGE fan of Delta’s Terminal F SkyClub. Between the ample space, the showers and the food, it’s a nice place to stay. And that’s not even mentioning the amazing terrace. I would hands down recommend this lounge to anyone who has a chance. If you do visit, I cannot encourage you enough to hang out in the terrace.
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