Delta Air Lines opened their second largest Sky Club at America’s busiest airport in Atlanta. The Delta Sky Club in Concourse B opened September 23, 2106. The 25,000 square foot hall is nothing more than a room to pack customers in, turn them and churn ’em. The oversize open floor plan allows Delta to cram hundreds of people in to maximize space, yet offers little refuge from the bustling terminal below.
The Sky Club is among the newest in the system. The grand opening was days before the new Sky Club in Seattle. Despite being new, the club hardly offers anything unique or special to travelers other than space to escape in.
I visited the Concourse B Sky Club around 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon and when I arrived the lounge was so busy I had a hard time finding a seat. Around 4:30 PM, the lounge crowds started to thin out. I atttempted to snap a few photos, but with the crowds thinning, the lounge was full. There are few secluded places or options for seats as privacy is non-existent in the oversize grand room! The club is truely large and stretches across the terminal offering views of both concourse A and C from opposing sides of the lounge.
The lounge floods with natural light from both sides. This is great for jet leg, but it’s bright! Excuse the photos, as the sunlight makes snapping a decent photo difficult. Those with light sensitivites, avoid this lounge or bring your sunglasses!
There is a large bar area in the middle of the lounge which hosts 4 bar tenders and two buffet areas. The food is “southern inspired” but doesn’t offer anything unique or different compared to other Sky Clubs. Food offering is defiantly better than it was two or three years ago with soups, salad, pasta, veggies and more, but is still far behind the American Express lounges spread across the United States.
The Delta Sky Club in Concourse B does offer a “unique” wine wall where members can overpay or burn sky pesos to taste wine from around the world. Delta brags the wine wall is the first of its kind, however it reminds me of a cheap knockoff of the American Express Centurion Lounge at SFO. The only difference, American Express doesn’t charge members to drink wine!
The highlight to this Sky Club is easily the artwork, as there is local art spread throughout the lounge. Upon entering the club, one must walk down a gallery full of unique local art. The art brings fresh air into the Sky Club and helps distracts one’s mind from the hundreds of mammals fighting for a place to sit, a glass to sip, and snacks to chomp.
There are large bathrooms in the lounge, where the body fluids goes and the art continues to flows. Do note there are now shower facilities in this lounge, as concourse B is used for domestic flights.
Overall the Delta Sky Club Concourse B is beautiful piece of art! The Delta Sky Club is very modern, open, and full of art! The downside, the open floor plan leaves zero privacy and is overcrowded already. This large space with no privacy walls does not facilitate relaxing, but instead serves as a constant reminder that you’re in the world’s busiest airport! Trying to escape the hustle and bustle? Look elsewhere, as you’re just another one of the millions that will be passing through the space this year!