Delta Sky Club Seattle (Terminal A) – Review

In October 2016, Delta opened a new Sky Club in Terminal A of SeaTac International Airport to complement the existing, smaller Sky Club at the South Satellite terminal. Though normally an Alaska loyalist, I took advantage of a recent opportunity to fly Delta with the sole purpose of checking out the new SkyLounge. In short, Delta spent $24 million to construct one of the nicest domestic lounges in the United States, and certainly the nicest lounge at SeaTac.

The two-story Sky Club is massive, complete with enormous walls of windows which allow for exceptional views of the tarmac and Mt. Rainier, cathedral ceilings, a spa, six complimentary shower suites, and a full service bar. Nearly all of the lounge amenities are found on the first floor, with additional seating and a limited snack bar available on the second story. Given the restrictions Delta places on access to its lounges, I can’t imagine this Sky Club ever reaching capacity. There is plenty of seating in a range of styles, from dining-room type tables and couches to private, small, pod-style work spaces.

The spa is a partnership between Delta and Asanda, which provides massages, facials, and other treatment for a cost. The entire menu can be found in the pictures below. Shower rooms are accessed through the spa, though I did not access them during this visit.

Details

Location: A Terminal, near the intersection of the A and B Terminals

Size: 21,000 square feet, providing seating for over 400 people.

Hours: 5:30 AM – 12:00 AM; spa is open daily from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Amenities: Complimentary local and imported wine and beer; free basic cocktails with premium liquors for purchase; Hot food options including Seattle-sourced Beecher’s Bacon Mac n’ Cheese, chili, and clam chowder; Snack food; Complimentary showers; Starbucks coffee; Espresso Machine; free Wi-Fi; Spa treatments for purchase; “Meditation” room for hire

Other: Four or five TVs; Complimentary reading materials; Public and semi-private meetings spaces;

Access

Primary cardholders and authorized users of the AMEX Platinum (any variety), AMEX Business Platinum, or AMEX Delta Reserve cards with a same-day Delta boarding pass can access the Sky Lounge free of charge, while additional guest access costs $29 per person. Access is free for Delta Diamond Medallion members and folks with status with other SkyTeam airlines. Single-day passes are available for $59 per person.

Review

The Delta Sky Club at Terminal A is massive, and the high ceilings create that feeling of space that is sometimes hard to find when traveling. My only visit to this lounge was at 10 AM on a Thursday, and it was not very crowded. There weren’t a ton of options on the food bar, but being able to choose between Beecher’s Bacon Mac n Cheese, clam chowder, and chili among other snacks and finger foods make the Sky Club among the best options for lounge food at SeaTac. The spa looks very clean and classy, and is a relatively novel touch for a non-AMEX domestic lounge. It would be nicer if any of the spa treatments were complimentary, though just having access to a massage could be nice in the right situation. If you are flying Delta and are either the primary cardholder or an authorized user of an AMEX PlatinumAMEX Business Platinum, or AMEX Delta Reserve card, this is your best lounge option at SeaTac.  Just remember that entry for guests costs extra.

Photos

Look for the blue door and Delta Sky Club sign near the intersection of Terminal A and Terminal B at SeaTac.


Entrance to the Delta Sky Club in Terminal A at SeaTac.


Full-service bar area. Wine, beer, and basic cocktails are complimentary. By Washington State law, bar seating is not permitted in public places accessible to minors, so there are no bar stools. You can stand at the bar, though.


Full-service espresso machine and Starbucks coffee are complimentary.


Tarmac view with Mt. Rainier in the background.


Asanda spa lounge, open daily from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.


Asanda spa menu and treatment options.


Private pod and cubicle-style seating. Each seating area has its own power source.


View of the main floor as seen from the balcony. Entrance is on the left.


View of seating options on the main floor as seen from the balcony.


Private, quiet seating on the second level of the Sky Club.


Ample seating options on the second floor of the Sky Club.


Limited snack bar on the second floor.


Flight status is available at two locations within the lounge.



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