Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport. A considerable proportion of the air traffic arriving and departing from Atlanta is managed by Delta Air Lines, which has its corporate headquarters situated in Atlanta. Atlanta is one of the primary hubs for Delta, and a significant portion of its air traffic to and from the eastern region of the United States is routed through ATL.
Because of the number of passengers flying with Delta who are departing or connecting in Atlanta, Delta has nine Sky Club locations spread across the airport’s seven concourses. Since all the concourses are connected past security, passengers can visit any Delta Sky Club if they meet the entry requirements.
If you’re looking for a Sky Club to visit in Atlanta, which one would be the best choice?
Which Sky Club you choose to visit should depend on how long you have to spend before your flight. If you have less than an hour to spend in the club, then you should visit the Sky Club closest to your gate.
Our flight was departing from Terminal A, so initially, we attempted to go to the Sky Club situated in the central concourse just above P.F. Chang’s. However, due to maintenance work being carried out on the escalator, a Delta representative informed us that we could still visit the club but advised us to allocate extra time before our flight as there would be a line for the elevator.
Instead, we headed for the other Sky Club in Terminal A near Gate A17.
This Sky Club was average in every sense. It had two food stations serving the same buffet, and ample seating on two levels with varying layouts. The bar was good-sized for the size of the room. We were there for less than an hour, which was enough time to grab a drink, get some food, and take a bathroom break before heading to our gate.
If you have more time, you can choose which club to visit. When I had a few hours to spend in the Sky Club, I went to the location in Concourse B. When this lounge opened in 2016, it was the Flagship lounge in Atlanta airport, clocking in at over 25,000 square feet.
This is a much larger lounge than the one in Terminal A and consists of a single large room.
The space was comfortable, but the noise level increased as more people filled in. Additionally, there was no separation of areas, which made it feel like a convention hall. In contrast, Delta’s newer lounges in LGA and MSP are designed to divide the space into smaller areas within one large space, giving a better feel of privacy and comfort.
Time of Year
I wouldn’t often consider the weather outside when deciding which lounge to visit, but the Sky Club in Concourse F has an outdoor Sky Deck. You’d have to be there when the weather in Atlanta isn’t too cold or hot to make it enjoyable to sit outside.
Even with multiple lounges at ATL airport, Delta Sky Club locations often have long lines to enter. If one lounge is full, you may be able to go to a different one with a shorter wait. Travelers can use the FlyDelta app for a real-time club occupancy tracker.
With nine Delta Sky Clubs in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, passengers have plenty of choices. Unless you have an extended stay, I’d recommend just going to the club nearest to your gate. While there are differences between the clubs, not many of them are worth the extra work for a visit.
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