Delta SkyClub Seattle is a one of the larger SkyClubs in Delta’s hub networks. Seattle in-fact has several SkyClub. Unless you have been living in a cave, you maybe aware that Delta has a huge lounge capacity problem, so how was this SkyClub to visit?
I was flying DeltaOne again for the first time since 2019 and spent a few days in Seattle to visit the Museum of Flight, which was incredible! I had a mid-day flight back to Europe and thought it’d be worth checking out this lounge before, even though I did not expect much of it..
Delta SkyClub Seattle Access
The lounge is open daily from 4.15am until midnight.
Given on-going issues of overcrowding in SkyClubs across Delta’s network, they recently took various measure to limit who is eligible to visit one of these lounges now.
In summary some of Delta status holders flying basic economy no longer have automatic access, though the right Amex card could still get you in. Those travelling in DeltaOne or any Skyteam Business Class are unaffected.
Delta SkyClub Seattle
There was no scary lines at the entrance, which in itself was promising!
As you enter, there is the reception on your right, another little concierge like area on the left and then leading you straight onto the main lounge. Also there is a staircase leading up to the mezzanine level.
I liked the double height aspect to the main lounge space which certainly gives a roomier feel. The deco however felt a bit, well bland at best.
The main lounge area opens up on your left and you have the hot buffet station just on the right of the main level..
Then you have many different types of seating zones, depending on your preferences..
These teal coloured open chair pods did look rather stylish in an otherwise super muted space. Each one had power sockets and a mini side table so you could use it for work or enjoying some light food..
Delta SkyClub Seattle Mezzanine
The upper level naturally has a much smaller footprint and therefore felt lot more relaxing here
It also has nice views onto the main lounge area below and the views out into the airport traffic..
After grabbing a quick bite to eat, I spend most of the time upstairs where there were only 3/4 other guests at most.
Delta SkyClub Seattle Catering
The catering was limited as far as a flagship business class lounge is concerned. In the hot food station, there were two choices between pasta and a soup and then there was another cold buffet area.
I tried some pasta from the hot canteen area and it was just passable. Sadly forgot to take pictures!
Delta’s approach to lounge catering seems to be rather half hearted, and may have got worse since last I visited a SkyClub in New York JFK. The bar also has limited drink options with many you have to pay for.
Delta SkyClub Seattle Restroom & Showers
The main restroom was well kept and looked very modern still
With some nice Alchemist hand wash and moisturizers..
There were several shower rooms available, but I did not need them or have time to check one out anyway.
Well, this is a very distinctly average lounge for a big international carrier in one of it’s primary hubs. It was still pleasant enough to visit and it seems they have the whole overcrowding issue mitigated somewhat. That is certainly a win here, as extreme overcrowding can sometimes make or break a lounge experience.
But I cannot say this lounge is befitting of any flagship lounges, such as Americans own Flagship Lounges. Delta’s lounge food & beverage situation is by far the most disappointing here. American Flagship catering is simply on another planet compared to Delta SkyClub catering.
As far as I can tell between about 5 different SkyClub’s I have visited only the JFK T4 has decent catering.
I would not go out of my way to visit this lounge again. Though there is a new Delta lounge in development in Seattle, that I hope/imagine will address the lacklustre nature of this lounge.