Delta Has a New Sky Membership Lounge at JFK — and the 14,000-square-foot House Has a 360-degree Bar and Soundproof Work Stations

Delta Air Traces is cementing its footprint in New York Metropolis in a giant manner. The Atlanta-based airline debuted a brand new Sky Membership in Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport (JFK). 

The almost 14,000-square-foot house close to Gate A7 accommodates as much as 250 passengers and serves as an addition to the present lounge in Concourse B. Collectively, the 2 Sky Golf equipment can host greater than 800 passengers on the similar time.

Vacationers can enter Sky Membership lounges by means of a qualifying bank card: Delta SkyMiles Platinum Card, Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card, The Platinum Card by American Categorical, and Centurion Card from American Categorical. They’ll additionally acquire entry by buying an annual membership; flying first or enterprise class on worldwide flights; or holding Gold, Platinum, or Diamond Medallion standing on Delta’s SkyMiles frequent flier program.

“With each new Delta Sky Membership we open, our workforce is targeted on making our community of Golf equipment a purpose to fly Delta,” Claude Roussel, Delta Sky Membership’s managing director, instructed Journey + Leisure. “No two Golf equipment are alike — every Membership consists of design parts that mirror its metropolis or area.”

Within the Massive Apple, which means pulling within the metropolis’s trademark contrasting “grit and glamor as a supply of design inspiration,” the corporate mentioned in a launch obtained by T+L. The outcomes are parts that steadiness consolation and hipness, like a comfortable hearth lounge with sprawling airfield views, a chic nook with a speakeasy vibe, and an outside coated terrace. The brand new Sky Membership additionally has 4 soundproof workspaces. 

The standout piece for Roussel is the 360-degree bar, which he mentioned is the “solely considered one of its type within the Sky Membership’s community,” calling it a “grand and alluring house.” He added: “When paired with the distinctive hospitality of our folks, we all know will probably be a favourite with our prospects.”

The brand new Sky Membership can be providing distinct New York Metropolis flavors by means of its meals and drinks. It is kicking off with a menu from Brooklyn’s Edith’s Eatery & Grocery, which is being served by means of September. Friends can select from a spread of Jewish deli favorites together with brisket hash sandwiches, vegetarian latkes, and labneh parfait, in addition to a vegan Iced Café Slushie — a chilly brew with tahini, oat milk, and easy syrup. 

Delta has been pouring sources into its New York Metropolis airports, investing greater than $7 billion since 2010, together with $1.5 billion within the JFK enlargement challenge. The service now flies its largest cross-Atlantic schedule from JFK, serving 26 worldwide locations with greater than 230 weekly departures to locations like Geneva, London, Venice, Prague, and Copenhagen.

Whereas Sky Membership lounge entry might be altering for the 12 months forward to assist scale back overcrowding, the airline has additionally been opening extra lounges elsewhere as nicely, like New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Los Angeles Worldwide Airport (LAX), Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND), and Chicago’s O’Hare Worldwide Airport (ORD).