Delta Changes Access To International Third-Party Business Class Lounges

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Delta has announced that it will be changing the rules surrounding which flyers have access to third-party Business Class lounges at select destinations. In some cases lounge access is being withdrawn entirely while in others it’s elite members that are seeing their access rights withdrawn.

Normally I don’t like simply copying and pasting piece of information provided by an airline but, in this case, I don’t think I can offer more than Delta already has….so why reinvent the wheel?!

Delta currently offers third-party business lounge access to Delta One® travelers in over 30 countries worldwide. To streamline our lounge access policy with current product offerings, the following changes to third-party business lounge access go into effect on April 1, 2018:

  • Flights to Reykjavik, IS (KEF) and Shannon, IE (SNN) will feature the Delta Premium Select cabin experience in place of Delta One. Thus, access to the lounges in KEF and SNN will be discontinued for all Delta customers.
  • Access to lounges in Bogota, CO (BOG) and Quito, EC (UIO) will be discontinued as the Delta One cabin experience is not offered in those markets.
  • Delta Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members traveling in the Main Cabin of the Virgin Atlantic-operated flight between Manchester (MAN) and Atlanta (ATL) will no longer receive complimentary access to the Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport. Customers traveling in the Upper Class cabin will continue to receive complimentary access to the EscapeLounge.

This is where it can pay to have a Priority Pass membership (either through a credit card or directly through Priority Pass) as, for example, all three Escape lounges at Manchester Airport are in the Priority Pass network (and there are 2 further lounges too), there are 5 Priority pass lounges in Bogota, 2 at Shannon and 3 in Quito.

Featured image courtesy of Priority Pass