Delta Clamps Down On Sky Club Lounge Access After Record Visits

Delta Air Lines says it saw a record number of visitors to its Delta Sky Club airport lounges in 2022, prompting the airline to cut back on how many people can enter in the coming year.

The news will make it tougher (and more expensive) for most travelers to get into its lounges. It also cuts back on some value of holding Delta elite status.

But there is still a way to get into Delta lounges that is likely appealing for people who still want to gain access to one of the best lounge networks out there. Here are some of the big changes happening over at the Delta Sky Clubs (and how you can still get into Delta’s posh airport retreats).

Making it more exclusive (and expensive) to enter

In November, Delta announced a slew of changes that will make it more expensive to enter, and cut back on who is eligible for the privilege.

Price changes

Raised fees and status requirement to buy membership

Previously, Delta allowed anyone to purchase an annual pass to its lounges for $545. As of Jan. 1,…

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This article was written by Sally French and originally published on