Earlier this summer, the new Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport in New York opened to the public for the first time, and along with it, Delta opened its doors to what will ultimately be the largest Delta Sky Club in the world.
Located directly behind the unified TSA security checkpoint in the new terminal, this new Delta Sky Club has a distinct New York flair, along with floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of space to handle the departing and arriving passengers of Delta’s 32 gates at LaGuardia (which rise to 37 gates will increase when all construction work is completed). The new club will initially accommodate 600 guests but will expand over time to cover more than 34,000 square feet and eventually include a year-round sky deck with an outdoor view.
When you first step inside the new Sky Club, it’s impossible to ignore its sheer size, along with the impressive array of seating options – almost all with power outlets – and the brilliant amount of light pouring in from the tall windows that lining an entire room side of the club.
While hanging out at the new Sky Club, you could easily forget you’re at an airport if it weren’t for the unobstructed view of the runway that plane spotters will love as they sit and enjoy a drink while recharging their batteries charge devices.
You won’t forget you’re in New York either, as the club’s designers have done a great job of including many New York accents, including artworks evoking multiple aspects of the city. The club itself feels like an oasis in the midst of an urban setting.
Further back in the club there is more diverse seating, with shared tables if you need space to spread out your items and documents. Although there is no natural light here in this part of the club, there are many mesmerizing lighting fixtures that brighten and illuminate the area.
Of course, no Delta Sky Club would be complete without complimentary food and beverages. You’ll find a varied buffet along with a full bar offering a range of beer, wine, and spirits selections on the house (though some higher-end alcoholic options come with a fee).
It’s a modern necessity in an airport that travelers can plug in on the go, and this new Sky Club definitely doesn’t disappoint in that department. Power outlets are literally everywhere, even at some of the dining tables, so you can eat and drink while your phone is being juiced.
While there are likely to be dozens if not hundreds of guests in the lounge at any one time, there are a number of private first-come, first-served payphones at the back. So if you need to make a call, you can slip into one of them and close the door behind you for a quiet conversation. Each cabin even has a small stool and desk shelf so you can sit down and take notes if needed.
This new Sky Club will undoubtedly see a lot of passengers, so it’s great that it has so much space and so many seating options. The Sky Club in old LaGuardia Terminal C has closed while this new one opens, and while the existing club in old Terminal D will continue to operate throughout the summer, it’s likely this new club will see the most visitor traffic as customers look Looking for a place where you can get away from the crowds.
If you’re interested in being admitted to this new Sky Club on your next trip to, from or through LGA, you need to make sure you have access. Check out our ultimate guide to Delta Sky Clubs for more information on gaining access to this lounge – and others within Delta’s network – on your next trip.
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