Updated – December 3, 2018 – Delta Sky Club in Fort Lauderdale recently re-opened in October 2018 with a brand new look. But don’t get too used to it. The airline plans to re-re-open the lounge in the summer of 2019 in an area on the roof! That should be interesting.
For now, here’s what the newer place looks and feels like.
A bit about FLL
Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport has recently picked up a major boost in air travel. The majority of this traffic comes from budget airlines, like Southwest and Jetblue, both of whom which decided to make Ft. Lauderdale Airport their regional hub.
Ft. Lauderdale Airport is also the largest Spirit Airlines hub, connecting to many Caribbean and South American destinations. But Delta Airlines presence in this airport is still strong, and it maintains a small, but significant, Delta Sky Club in Fort Lauderdale International Airport
Fort Lauderdale International Airport is 30 miles north of the congested Miami International Airport, or less than 40 minute drive without any traffic.
If you’re heading to the Florida Keys, for example, we recommend using this airport. Even though it looks farther away on a map, the traffic is much better and it will save you time.
The Delta Sky Club in Fort Lauderdale International Airport is in the center of Terminal 2, next to the gate information center. It is clearly marked with many signs to send you to the right direction.
The main entrance is somewhat hidden in the quiet hallway next to the public bathrooms.
Accessing Delta Sky Club in Fort Lauderdale
Certain American Express Card memberships, as well as Delta Elite Status, allow passengers to access its Delta Sky Club in Fort Lauderdale.
If you fly on a Delta First Class flights or Delta One, they may give you an invitation to use this convenient lounge.
However, if you don’t have status or complimentary access, you can purchase the day pass for $59 at the front desk. Certain Amex credit cards will allow additional guests either for free or at a discounted rate of $29.
The Delta Sky Club staff can assist you if you have any questions.
Another approach is to get a Delta Sky Club membership. There are two options for the membership: Executive Membership and Individual Membership. Annual costs are $745 and $495 respectively.
You can pay in full or in monthly installments of $65/$45 for the year.
If you prefer to do so, you can use SkyMiles to pay the fee: 70,000/47,000 miles will do it. You can find the exact rules to sign up at the official Delta Sky Club page here.
If you own the American Express Platinum card, you are also welcome to use this lounge as long as you have a same-day Delta boarding pass.
Delta FLL Business Lounge Layout
The Delta First Class Lounge in Fort Lauderdale is a very small business lounge, although the layout of the seating and food is strategic to maximize space.
After checking in at the main desk, behind you, the space opens up to the main waiting area.
The lounge has kind of a backwards “J” shape, with the reception desk being at the small end of the J.
The food and beverages, including cold drinks, alcohol, coffee, and other hot drinks, are located next to each other at the back of the lounge – the larger end.
They are adjacent to the front desk, and stretched through the bar and the end of the room.
The seating consists mostly of individual leather armchairs, with a few cafe-style tables and chairs. When we recently visited the new Delta Lounge at FLL, it was nice and bright.
And we like it better than the purple haze version that was there previously!
Food and drink at Delta Sky Club FLL
The selection of food was isn’t bad, especially during breakfast, when we visited. There is toast, cereal and bagels that can be heated up in the industrial toaster, as well as sliced fruit, yogurt and muffins. Standard Delta Sky Club food.
The staff does a great job making sure that none of the food ran out.
The lounge has a nice coffee machine for making espresso drinks, like shots, lattes, and cappuccinos. In the morning, two additional carafes are provided for regular coffee and decaf coffee.
Delta partners with Starbucks, and serves Starbucks coffee at all of their Sky Clubs.
If you’re a fan, you’ll like that they also include flavor syrups and non-dairy creamers like almond and soy milk.
For non-coffee drinkers, they have lots of tea for you.
Amenities at Fort Lauderdale Sky Club
The Delta Sky Club in Fort Lauderdale Airport is a small lounge – and my guess is that the new one coming in 2019 will not be huge either (although it will be bigger than the current one).
The amenities here are pretty standard. Here are a few things that they offer at the business lounge.
Newspapers and Magazines
This Delta Sky Club provides a selection of local and nationwide newspapers. A few other publications, such as National Geographic magazines and the current Delta Sky Magazines are available as well.
The lounge has a bar, of course. As is the case with almost all Delta Sky Clubs in the nation, they provide complimentary drinks, such as local beer and wine.
Premium liquor is available for extra cost. Don’t forget to add a tip for the bartender. An acceptable tip is about $1 per drink.
Bathrooms and showers
There are bathrooms inside the lounge. But there are, unfortunately, no shower facilities in this Sky Club. I really like the update though.
It’s much cleaner looking than the old one, and it looks like it will be much easier to keep it that way.
Wi-Fi is available and password protected. The password changes at Delta Sky Clubs every couple of weeks. But Delta always posts those passwords throughout the lounge.
The connection is reliable, and fast.
Business and Workstations
There are currently no work stations in the recently updated Delta Sky Club at FLL. There will be when the new renovation takes place this summer.
Things to consider
A quicker hop to the Florida Keys
If you are planning on renting a car to drive south to the Florida Keys, it might be cheaper to fly into Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Airport than to Miami.
It is much less congested, and traffic is more direct to I-95, which is the road that will take you to US-1 highway to the Florida Keys.
We’ve flown to FLL Airport several times to go Scuba Diving in Key Largo.
More on Airport Lounges
We have several memberships and airline status that allow us to access airport lounges all around the world.
If you want to learn more about airport lounges, start with our post on Is Airport Lounge Access Worth The Cost of a Priority Pass or Credit Card and also read more of our airport lounges reviews.
Delta doesn’t accept Priority Pass
We love Delta Sky Clubs. But when we travel outside the US (or in airports where Delta is not a major presence in the US) we use our Priority Pass for airport lounge access.
Delta Sky Clubs don’t accept Priority Pass; however, we recommend getting one.
Priority Pass is accepted in more than 1,200 airport lounges around the world!
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