Delta Air Lines has just formally unveiled its second Sky Club at JFK, which is exciting and long overdue.
Details of the new Delta Sky Club JFK T4-A
A new 14,000 square foot Delta Sky Club has opened at New York JFK Airport’s Terminal 4, in the A Concourse, near gate A7. This complements the carrier’s existing flagship JFK lounge in the B Concourse, and is part of Delta’s terminal expansion at the airport. In 2024 we should hopefully also see the opening of a Delta One Lounge at JFK, which is a new concept for the airline.
So, what can we expect from the new Delta Sky Club JFK?
- The lounge has the capacity for 250 guests, so between this and the existing lounge, there will be Sky Club capacity at the airport for 800 guests
- The lounge features a Sky Deck, allowing guests to enjoy the outdoors; best of all, this lounge has great views of the apron and runways
- The lounge has a variety of amenities, including a 360-degree centerpiece premium bar, a fireplace, and four soundproof booths for quiet work
- The lounge highlights local food, with dishes from Elyssa Heller, founder and CEO of Edith’s Eatery & Bakery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; you can expect Jewish deli staples like brisket hash sandwiches, vegetarian latkes, labneh parfaits, and a vegan iced café slushie (cold brew, tahini, oat milk, and simple syrup)
Below are a couple of pictures of the new Delta Sky Club JFK.
See this post for Delta Sky Club access policies. In addition to being open to select premium passengers and members, Sky Clubs can also be accessed with The Platinum Card® from American Express (review) and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express (review).
This is a much-needed lounge addition
Delta Sky Clubs are known for having consistent crowding issues, given that the Amex Platinum gets you access to these lounges. The Delta Sky Club JFK T4-B has consistently been one of the most crowded lounges in the system, and there’s frequently a very long line to get into the lounge.
So if there’s one airport where Delta needed more lounge capacity, it was definitely JFK. Therefore it’s great to see this addition.
Keep in mind that for Delta, lounges are no longer really primarily a passenger amenity, or a benefit of booking a particular kind of ticket with the airline. Rather it’s a revenue generating opportunity, as part of Delta’s partnership with American Express.
Delta has the most lucrative co-brand credit card agreement of any US airline, and a significant aspect of that is opportunities to access Sky Clubs through credit cards. So Delta wants Sky Clubs to be packed, because that’s also how the airline is maximizing its co-brand credit card agreement.
Hopefully the new lounge will help with making the lines outside of the existing lounge a bit shorter, though don’t expect that it will suddenly turn Delta Sky Clubs at JFK into a calm oasis.
A new Delta Sky Club has opened at JFK Terminal 4, in Concourse A. The new lounge is 14,000 square feet, with seating for 250 people, so this adds significant lounge capacity at the airport. I’d expect Sky Clubs will still be packed, though hopefully it at least shortens lines a little bit.
What do you make of the new Delta Sky Club at JFK?