Delta Sky Club DTW Review & Overall Impressions
This past weekend I flew to Michigan on Delta. I hadn’t flown the airline in quite some time and the last time I did, I wasn’t a holder of a card that gave me access to Delta’s Sky Club. Despite the fact that I wanted to get to my hotel upon arrival, I decided to checkout the Sky Club in Detroit’s Concourse A across from Gate A38.
Over the past couple of years I have heard about all of the Delta Sky Club enhancements including improved decor and better food and beverage options. Since I was traveling alone, my American Express Business Platinum card got me in the door with no fee.
I walked in to find a very friendly agent. She checked my boarding pass, id and credit card and welcomed me to the lounge. While I didn’t think there would be any problems, I was able to confirm that there aren’t any issues accessing the lounge on arrival. As long as you have a same day Delta boarding pass, you get access with the American Express Platinum card.
This is the most centrally located of the four Sky Clubs in DTW Airport and thus it is probably the busiest. I landed just before 7pm and the lounge was packed. There were lines for the food, lines for the drinks and most importantly it was difficult to find a seat in a convenient area. There were still seats off to the side though and the lounge is quite large.
Decor & Furniture
The decor in the lounge uses a lot of earth tones which I tend to like. Once I did find a seat it was pretty comfortable, although I was in close proximity to other people since I was there to grab some food and that area was very crowded. Since I wasn’t staying long it didn’t matter, but it would have been difficult to get a lot of work done.
Food & Drink
I really do believe the Sky Club’s food offerings are a step above the Admiral’s Clubs and United Clubs. After seeing the decent selection of food, it became clear as to why both American and United felt it necessary to begin upping their offerings as well.
Speaking of food, it was extremely popular during my visit. I can’t believe I was able to get the one shot above, since there was almost always a long line. I didn’t have any of the normal food, but did try the soup. (White Chicken Chili I believe.) It was extremely good.
As for drink, unlike most Admiral’s & United Clubs, this Sky Club had alcohol sitting out for open pour. I don’t know if this is the case with other Delta clubs, but this is far more convenient and is in line with most International lounges. I really hate having to deal with a surly bartender just to get a drink, although it is harder to get in trouble that way!
If I was trying to get work done, then I would have probably gone to one of the further out lounges, since this was too busy and loud to be productive. With that said, the furniture was comfortable, the decor was attractive and the food & drink were decent for what they were. Overall I was impressed with the Sky Club at DTW and hope to experience more of Delta’s lounges at other airports.