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!
Delta A319 waiting at the gate…
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.
Once back downstairs you can see the seating just goes on and on…
If you’re looking for a desk to sit at and do work, the lower level offers 12 stalls.
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).
Just behind was a selection of fruit and nuts/pretzels.
Fresh veggies, hummus, and dip…
Fresh greens and three salad options…
For those looking for a libation before the flight, the sky club DOES offer beer, while some options are purchase only. Consult your bartender 🙂
The food selection continued with bread and hot offerings.
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…
Delta, in partnership with Westin, offers Heavenly Bath amenities including their towels, in the sky club showers.
Inside the bathroom you’ll find a line of Malin + Goetz lotions and soaps.
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.
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…)
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.