It sounds like progress toward completion of Delta’s new Sky Club at SFO has stalled.
From the inside of Delta’s Boarding Area C in Terminal 1, you can’t miss the big construction wall hiding the entrance to the new Sky Club as you enter the terminal just after security.
Since the club will be located one floor above the gate area, I assume we’ll access it by an elevator or escalator.
The current Delta Sky Club at SFO (see its mixed Yelp reviews) is inconveniently located outside the T1 Boarding Area C checkpoint, a location that has long been a sore point among Sky Club members.
In related news, American Express is poised to open its new Centurion Lounge at Miami International Airport’s North Terminal in early June. Stay tuned for full coverage and updates from a media preview TravelSkills will attend on June 2!
As it has done at other Centurion lounges, Amex chose Miami celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein (of Delta fame) to inspire the food at the 8,000 square foot lounge. Here’s a blurb about that from the Miami Herald:
Bernstein’s buttermilk-brined fried chicken and Greek-style local watermelon salad will be available at MIA’s Centurion, located in the North Terminal that services American Airlines and Qatar Airways. She said she leaned toward lighter items, like a green goddess salad and a vanilla panna cotta dessert, to “make sure people are comfortable as they board their flights.”
If the lounge is anything like Amex’s most recent addition at SFO T3, frequent flyers will be wowed with fab locally inspired design, food and drink.
Next up on the list of airports getting the new Centurion lounge: Seattle!
About the only downside to these lounges is their popularity– crowding can sometimes be an issue.
So who gets in the Centurion Lounge? Here’s a link that explains who gets in— basically, it’s free for Amex Platinum and Centurion card holders only- this does not include Delta/Amex Platinum card holders. Anyone else with any type of Amex Card gets in for $50.
Have you been to one yet? Leave your comments below!
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