The Delta Sky Club at JFK offers passengers a completely new lounge experience from a US-based airline. Located in the airline’s very own Terminal 4 at JFK, the Delta Sky Club makes an immediate impression. Within seconds upon entry it hits you – this is NOT your standard airport lounge.
The reception area, one floor up via escalator at Gate 32, is enormous and built to handle serious volume. Most lounges have one or two receptionists at check-in. Delta has four or five agents (with room for even more), resulting in an efficient, near zero wait time.
Inside, the lounge has a modern, clean, spacious feel. Windows and elevation allow for a large amount of natural light. It all adds up to a welcome change from other lounges, located in the corners of terminals as an afterthought – many of which can feel cramped and stuffy. The lounge has an enormous space of 25,000 sq ft, a seating capacity for 380, and outlets/USB chargers at practically every seat including dining tables and bars.
It also contains a separate seating lounge, relaxation room, and two large workspaces on either side. A private, boutique-styled study, the Ciroc room is also available for rental.
The lounge’s signature achievement is the SkyDeck, a 2,000 sq ft outdoor terrace overlooking the JFK tarmac. The mere ability to walk outside for some air and a view is rare in the industry, and has been met with overwhelmingly positive reception from passengers.
The Sky Deck offers a full view of two runways, plenty of tables, couches and seating, and the neat feature of weather-shielded outlets built into the furniture for charging even during a light rain. The far end of includes bar seating where visitors may bring their drinks outside.
In an added nod to its trendsetting status, the Sky Deck also features a DJ spinning live on Thursdays at happy hour (4-8pm) throughout the summer, weather permitting.
The Sky Club offers one main bar, two food stations with complimentary hors d’oeuvres (soup, salad, snacks, fresh fruits and vegetables), and two coffee bars.
In another efficient move, food and drink is ordered throughout the lounge via tablet and pager. For those wanting more than the complimentary snacks on offer, Delta provides a full lunch and dinner menu. Simply place your order on one of the many iPads placed around the lounge, grab a pager, and your food arrives in 10 minutes.
There are a total of 6 private shower suites. At most times, there is little to no wait but at peak hours, it doesn’t hurt to put your name in 30-45 minutes ahead of time if you’ll be wanting a shower pre or post flight. The showers are so comfortable and spacious that after a long flight, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in a hotel instead of an airport.
The Delta JFK Sky Club is unquestionably one of the most impressive airport lounges operated by a US-based carrier worldwide, and it’s clear Delta went all out to put a footprint here for their flagship US lounge.
This is a highly recommended, fully loaded lounge. Whether you fly Delta or not, the next time you’re in JFK, be sure to stop in for a remarkable, modern upgrade to the lounge experience.