REVIEW: Delta Sky Club, ATL Concourse F

After an uneventful flight from Seattle to Atlanta, we had about a 5 hour layover in Atlanta.  We thought it would be an excellent opportunity to head over to the F gates a bit early and enjoy the Delta Sky Club there.  It’s not the largest in the network, but to me it has some of the best features among all the sky clubs.

This club features an awesome observation deck that looks out over the tarmac.  The view of the planes taking off and landing is awesome (especially for an AVgeek like myself).  Today the deck was closed, however, because of rain that just passed through.  I ignored the closed signs sweet talked my way in to get some pics for everyone!

Sky Club Observation Deck

Sky Club Observation Deck

Delta A319 waiting at the gate…

Delta plane waiting at the gate, Atlanta

Delta plane waiting at the gate, Atlanta

We stepped back inside and started exploring the club.  It’s split in two levels, although the second level is small and only has limited seating.  The good news is that since it’s such a small area, and there are no food or beverage options, it’s quiet and relaxing if you’re looking for a place to escape.

View from upper level of the Sky Club

View from upper level of the Sky Club

Once back downstairs you can see the seating just goes on and on…

Ample Seating

Ample Seating

 

Entryway Sky Club Concourse F Atlanta

Entryway Sky Club Concourse F Atlanta

If you’re looking for a desk to sit at and do work, the lower level offers 12 stalls.

Business Center, Skyclub Concourse F

Business Center, Skyclub Concourse F

I praise Delta for finally offering (real) food options in their sky clubs.  For the longest time I remember that it was just snacks and munchies (and not healthy ones at that…).  They’ve stepped up their game in the past years and this club offered plenty of options.  It started out with two soup options (one veggie).

Soup on offer

Soup on offer

Just behind was a selection of fruit and nuts/pretzels.

Fruits and Nuts

Fruits and Nuts

Fresh veggies, hummus, and dip…

Lunch offering

Lunch offering

Fresh greens and three salad options…

More Lunch offerings

More Lunch offerings

For those looking for a libation before the flight, the sky club DOES offer beer, while some options are purchase only.  Consult your bartender 🙂

Beer selection ATL Sky Club

Beer selection ATL Sky Club

The food selection continued with bread and hot offerings.

Bread and hot options

Bread and hot options

Since we had about 5 hours, we opted to give the showers a go.  We had a long 9 hour flight ahead of us, and then another connecting flight to get to Rio, so taking a shower seemed like a perfect idea.  There are 8 shower stalls available in this club, and they are all complete in the sense that they offer the shower and bathroom all-in-one.  A huge pet peeve of mine is heading to a lounge only to find that the shower doesn’t contain a toilet as well.  I mean, if we’re being honest… isn’t that kinda the best?  It’s as close as you can get to a full size one of these…

Sky Club Showers

Sky Club Showers

 

Sky Club Showers

Sky Club Showers

Delta, in partnership with Westin, offers Heavenly Bath amenities including their towels, in the sky club showers.

Sky Club Amenities

Sky Club Amenities

Sky Club Amenities

Sky Club Amenities

Sky Club Towels

Sky Club Towels

Inside the bathroom you’ll find a line of Malin + Goetz lotions and soaps.

Malin and Goetz Sky Club Amenities

Malin and Goetz Sky Club Amenities

 

Sky Club Showers

Sky Club Showers

After a quick rinse we headed out of the showers to encounter… yep you guessed it… MORE SEATING!  This club goes on forever it seems.

Sky Club Seating

Sky Club Seating

A few more hours of relaxing, working, and chatting amongst friends and we were on our way to the sunny beaches of Rio! (via a flight to Santiago de Chile… stay tuned…)

And we're off to Rio!

And we’re off to Rio!

We gained access to the Sky Club by virtue of our business class tickets on Delta, but you can also access it for $50 with a day pass or a discounted $25 with your American Express Delta Skymiles card.

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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