The Delta sky club at LAX is nothing to write home about. Actually, I visit this lounge all the time and never write about it because I always find it a bit blah. In fact of all lounges in the
Delta system that I’ve visited (and I’ve visited a lot over the last 5 years) it’s one that I like the least. Why? It’s just the set up over all I think. You walk in and it’s just big and open, there’s nowhere quiet to escape to, unless you can find space in the little “quiet” room next to the heavy trafficked bathrooms.
If you’re in the main part of the lounge, the only part there really is to this Sky Club, it is always crowded and never quiet. The dome shape roof in two areas is great for acoustics, and even if you’re trying to get the attention of the entire Sky Club, but the end of your call or conversation, everyone will have hears just about every word spoken. Oftentimes conversations between two individuals or someone on a cell phone is resonated across the entire Sky Club, even when whispering! Truly a poor design for a Sky Club and maybe better used in a theater
Today I visited the lounge again for my last farewell. My Sky Club membership is expiring and at this time I have no interest in renewing it, mainly because the LAX lounge is my home lounge and
isn’t worth visiting, for it’s truly not any less hectic than the airport itself. At 4pm on a Saturday the club was probably at 65% of capacity and trying to find a place to plug my lap top in so I could perform a bit of work before boarding my short flight to Vegas was nearly impossible. The club has a serious shortage of plugs and computer work stations. If this is how it is on a Saturday evening, I do not want to fathom Monday morning!
The kitchen/bar area of this Sky Club is a galley in the middle of the
club against one wall. The upside to this bar is it’s self-serve. However, at the same time this Saturday the club was very short on supply and was out of Jack Daniels. The bar doesn’t have
anything high quality, or top shelf, but a free Jack or Skyy Vodka drink isn’t bad either.
Food selection at this Sky Club is the same as the rest of the clubs and includes crackers, hummus, cheese, olives, carrot and celery sticks, cookies, etc. However again it was Saturday and the food choices were slim pickings, leaving only crackers, olives, carrots and celery sticks to choose from. No cheese, cookies, hummus, etc. I wish all the time that Delta would follows Alaska lead and provide soup and salad!
Overall my stay at the Sky Club was brief today. It was my last visit and honestly I don’t see myself missing it all that much. When I walked in and departed the lounge, the staff at the entrance were too busy amongst themselves (all 4 of them) to notice me until I coughed. Then on departure they again were huddled in a group laughing and talking not noticing guests depart from the lounge. It would be nice if this Sky Club at least offered good customer service, since the space is lacking quality and the bar was optionless.