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Delta to Open the SkyDeck - Outdoor Terraces in Atlanta and New York

Delta, as part of their continued plan to upgrade airport amenities, has announced their first outdoor terraces, which will be located in their SkyClub's in Atlanta's Concourse F and New York/JFK's recently renovated Terminal 4.

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Atlanta

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New York-JFK

Though I am not a big fan of Delta, I do give them credit for their continuous improvements to the airport and on-board experience. In addition to renovating their two main international gateways, Delta has opened or renovated over a dozen SkyClubs, and recently added a connector between the C and D terminals at LaGuardia airport.

"Delta is proud to collaborate with two of the most renowned names in design – Architectural Digest and designer Thom Filicia – on our first outdoor Delta Sky Club spaces," said Tim Mapes, Delta's senior vice president - Marketing. "Sky Deck represents our continuing effort to offer Delta customers exclusive experiences and amenities they value. The new outdoor terraces will do just that – provide distinctive spaces with unprecedented outdoor runway views at two of the most globally significant airports in the world."

The new space in Atlanta will be adjacent to the Delta Sky Club in Concourse F and will open this summer. At JFK, the space will be a rooftop terrace at the club in the airline's new $1.2 billion expansion of Terminal 4, scheduled to open in May.  In addition to a unique viewing opportunity, the clubs will offer the comfort, convenience and relaxation customers expect from the award-winning Delta Sky Club experience.

I enjoyed my visit to the terrace at Virgin Atlantic's Clubhouse lounge in London, and would love to see terraces added to more lounges in the U.S. Being able to step outside for some fresh air, without having to reclear security, is a big benefit in my book.

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Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Terrace (LHR)

Comments

Key question for Hunter -- smoking? Y/N

#2
Daniel January 30, 2013 at 06:18 pm

The SkyDeck will be a non-smoking environment.

#3
William January 31, 2013 at 01:18 am

This is awesome. As a UA flyer I would gladly pay for a day pass to experiences these terraces.

#4
Brad January 31, 2013 at 10:40 am

Delta continues to tempt this often disgruntled United flyer (and former multi year Delta Platinum). Their investments in the domestic product are impressive. I'm more than 80% of the way to UA MM, and I love my United miles for awards, so I'm not going anywhere but still, sometimes the view from afar looks nicer than my current situation...

#5
Daniel January 31, 2013 at 11:27 am

Indeed. With more than 800 aircraft with wifi, large F cabins on their regional jets, and their large route network, Delta is certainly looking like an attractive carrier to fly. They even fly more mainline from MCI, which is a big deal to me, as 95% of our mainline service on UA has drifted off.. We're just left with the PoS Q400s, and a bunch of ERJ-145s..

The biggest downside with Delta, IMO, is SkyTeam, poor redemption rates for awards, and the revenue component that they are adding to SkyMiles.

#6
Nick January 31, 2013 at 12:11 pm

As an ATL captive, I am really looking forward to this, and hoping to be able to try it out when the ATL one opens.

#7
TONYPRADHAN June 19, 2014 at 03:26 pm

DOES DELTA LAGUARDIA HAVE A CLUBHOUSE THANKS

@Tonypradhan: Yes, they do, in Terminal C and D.

Visit http://www.delta.com/skyclub/viewSkyClub_performRequest.action?airportCode=LGA for more info.

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