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Delta has announced that its new Sky Club at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport opens today (8 January 2019) and the airline is keen to highlight 5 features that it says flyers should be looking forward to at its new facility.
The new Sky Club is situated near the Delta gates on Terminal 3’s new south concourse and covers approximately 7,500 square feet.
The club was announced back in March 2018 and was expected to be open in late 2018 so, as far as lounge building/refurbishment schedules go, this one hasn’t done too badly.
Here’s what Delta says we should be looking forward to at the Phoenix Sky Club:
Design inspired by the Southwest desert landscape, with earth tones and rich colors
Fresh, locally inspired cuisine and healthy food offerings
A full-service bar that features seasonal cocktails, the Agave Experience – an extensive selection of tequila and mezcal that can be sampled in individual pours or tasting flights – and wine selected by Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson
Artwork throughout the Delta Sky Club, including pieces from regional artists
Comfortable seating, high-speed Wi-Fi and easily accessible power outlets at nearly every seat
This is the first of a number of new/refurbished Delta Sky Clubs we can expect in 2019 with Austin next up in the spring.
Based purely on the images provided by Delta this looks like a pretty nice place to spend some time before a flight…and as Delta is the last US legacy carrier to offer a lounge in Phoenix (American Airlines has 3 lounges in Terminal 4 courtesy of the merger with US Airways and United has a “United Club” in Terminal 2) it’s about time!
There are a few basic things which I think go a long way to make a good domestic lounge….
- An adequate number of seats
- Comfortable seating
- Fast wi-fi
- Easy access to power outlets
- A few healthy options on the menus
….and Delta appears to be promising most of these in its new lounge.
If the airline has also been careful to ensure that the lounge is big enough to meet demand (i.e there won’t be a scramble to get a seat during peak times) I imagine most Delta loyalists will be happy with the new Sky Club.
If anyone is flying with Delta out of Phoenix in the next few days/weeks please report back in the comments with your thoughts on the new facility.