Delta Opens New Sky Club Lounge at LaGuardia

By Paul Riegler on 17 June 2011
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Airline lounges offer the business traveler a respite from the hustle and bustle of the airport terminal and many lounges offer private meeting rooms and Internet access in addition to drinks, snacks, comfortable seating, and relative peace and quiet.

Delta operates over 40 Sky Club lounges in cities around the world, including two at New York’s La Guardia airport.  I visited the new SkyClub there shortly after its opening before departing on a flight to Atlanta LINK and again after my return a few days later.

The new Sky Club is modern and cool, with light woods, blue hues, and comfortable seating.  Electrical outlets are plentiful and small tables to hold snacks abound.

My visit to the Sky Club was very pleasant.  I was welcomed at the front desk by a member of the Sky Club staff who checked my ticket and my American Express Platinum card .  American Express Platinum card holders have access to Delta Sky Clubs as part of their membership, which came in handy since I am not a Sky Club member.

Delta offers passengers a variety of snacks ranging from cheese and crackers, raw vegetables, dried fruit, and cookies.  Bottles of water and glasses are at the corner of the bar for self service and soft drinks, beer, wine, and alcoholic beverages are available at the bar.

I had a small snack including some cheese and crackers and a cookie before my flight.  I settled into a very comfortable chair with very high sides.  The cocoon-like design excells at keeping mobile phone calls unobtrusive but it also provides a high degree of personal privacy.

Wi-Fi is free and there are newspapers and magazines for those traveling without an Apple iPad or Kindle , but I did my reading on the iPad.

If you are traveling without a computer, the lounge has several desktops available for us and, since most people travel without printers, there are strategically located Ricoh HotSpot printers that allow the e-mailing of documents to the printer.

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