Delta Sky Club Raleigh-Durham Review
On our way back to Vegas after our East Coast trip, my mom and I visited the Delta SkyClub at Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU). This was the same trip where we checked out the nicely renovated Hilton Myrtle Beach Hotel. In my Delta Sky Club Raleigh-Durham review I’ll share what you can expect when visiting.
How to find the Delta Sky Club RDU
The Sky Club is located in Terminal 2 and is right across from gate C3. If entering the airport from security, take the escalators to the gates area, turn right, follow signs for the Sky Club, and take the elevator up. There is also an American Admirals Club located right across from the Sky Club.
How To Access A Delta Sky Club
Lounge access is available to the following people:
- Delta Sky Club membership holders, which costs $545 a year and includes two guests, as long as you are traveling on a Delta or Delta Partner Flight.
- Customers traveling on Delta One or connecting from a same-day Delta One flight. There are no guests included.
- Skyteam Elite Plus members (Including Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion Status) traveling from or on a same-day international flight on Delta or a partner, excluding flights to Guam, Palau, Saipan, and the Caribbean. One guest is included.
- Westjet Rewards Gold and Platinum members traveling on a transborder flight. One guest is included.
- Westjet Business Class passengers are allowed access with no guests included.
- Delta Skymiles Reserve Personal & Business credit card holders
- Guests can also get access for $39 each.
- American Express Platinum cardholders.
- Guests can also get access for $39 each.
- Delta Skymiles Diners Club and Delta Skymiles Trust Club Card are granted access with two guests included.
- Virgin Australia Club or Velocity Gold members are allowed access until June 12th, 2022 with one guest allowed.
Just like we did in Salt Lake City, my mom used her American Express Platinum Card to gain entry and then paid for my access. Luckily, Delta is her selected airline for the Amex Platinum $200 airline incidental credit so the charge should be wiped off with her remaining credit balance.
The lounge is in a U shape, and the lounge was not very crowded at 6 am on a Saturday. There were tables with chairs, along with other seats against the wall. This lounge is lacking in views, as there are only views of the terminal one level below. Power outlets were not available at every seat, but all seats against the wall had a power outlet.
The lounge doesn’t have the best amenities, which is mainly due to the fact that there is only a single nonstop international flight that leaves from RDU (to Paris). A nice perk was that the Wi-Fi was surprisingly fast at 90mbps up and down. If you were planning on working in the lounge there were unfortunately no private areas or conference rooms. Showers are not available, and there are instead two gender-neutral restrooms.
There was an excellent offering of both food and beverages at this SkyClub. When we arrived at 6 am, the options were:
- Scrambled Eggs
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Breakfast Salad
- Greek Yogurt
Cold Drink options included lemonade, iced tea, iced coffee, and orange juice. The lounge also featured a Bevy machine, which has different types of flavored and carbonated water. A coffee maker was available to all visitors as well. I found this to be an excellent spread, especially for a domestic lounge with extremely limited international clientele.
Located across from the buffet and next to the drinks station is a bar. This was not busy when I was there at 6 AM, but it likely gets busier as the day goes on. The bar does remain a sweet spot for Skymiles redemptions, as each SkyMiles is worth 1.5 cents for premium drinks. Pre flight Dom anyone?
Delta Sky Club Raleigh-Durham Review: Final Thoughts
My mom and I had an excellent experience at the Delta Sky Club RDU. I am sure the lounge being near empty so early in the morning played a role in our enjoyment of the lounge. Although I wonder if it ever gets overly crowded anyway. The great food and fast Wi-Fi were the icings on the cake. Although I don’t think it is worth $40 to gain access, it is a great use of the $200 airline credit and could be worth it if you arrive at the airport very early.
What are your thoughts on the Delta SkyClub in Raleigh Airport? Let me know in the comments!