Delta has been on a roll lately opening more and more Sky Club locations around the country, from a third outpost in Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to a second club in New York City (JFK). Delta's Boston (BOS) hub is the latest to get more Sky Club love.
The airline's new Boston Sky Club threw open its doors Tuesday, welcoming travelers into a gleaming 21,000-square-foot space ahead of international flights to Dublin (DUB), London-Heathrow (LHR), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Lisbon (LIS), and more. It's the airline's third lounge in Boston but the first located in the airport's E Terminal, where its international flights depart.
The new Sky Club is open daily from 1:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m., though it closes at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. That timeline covers all of Delta's international departures.
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There are five dedicated shower suites available for travelers who want to freshen up before or after a flight abroad. The lounge also features six soundproof telephone booths, which have become a fixture at new Sky Clubs around the country.
We haven't visited this latest Sky Club, but photos show high-end finishes, rich wood tones, classy gold accents, and cool angled black windows that let natural light stream into the lounge. With the Boston harbor in view out the window, Delta says the design was inspired by ships and the sea.
A stunning bar at the center of the lounge is a focal point, as are the soaring wooden arches that punctuate the space.
From recent openings in Los Angeles (LAX) to Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) to New York City-LaGuardia (LGA), Delta has been raising the bar with spacious and well-designed lounges lately – always with a touch of local flair.
“While no two lounges are alike, the layout and Boston-inspired details in this Club make it feel truly one-of-a-kind,” Claude Roussel, Delta's managing director of Delta Sky Clubs, said in a statement. “From the moment our guests enter the lounge, we want them to feel transported.”
The special touches extend to food and drink available at the lounge: Delta said it will offer rotating seasonal specialties at its dedicated buffet along with some quintessentially Boston cuisine, like New England clam chowder and Boston's own Necco wafers. Sky Club guests can grab a complimentary drink at the bar or splurge for a specialty cocktail or bottle of champagne – and pay using SkyMiles.
Combined with the existing Sky Clubs in the A Concourse, Delta said it has lounge capacity for more than 1,000 guests in Boston, an airport that has quickly become one of its most important hubs – especially for travelers heading to Europe.
And that's the point: As Sky Clubs around the country have faced long lines and precious little space to sit, opening new lounges is a key part of the solution to overcrowding – along with several access policy changes. That's just what Delta has been doing lately.
Just last month, the airline opened a much-needed second club in New York City (JFK). Later this year, it's planning a new location for Newark (EWR) in addition to expanding existing clubs in Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and Atlanta (ATL). Delta is also working to build exclusive Delta One lounges for business class passengers, including a massive, 36,000-square-foot lounge at JFK sometime this year or next.
Delta's brand new Sky Club in Boston is open, offering a dedicated and drop-dead gorgeous space to customers before they jet off to Europe or other international locations from the airport's Terminal E.
All photos courtesy of Delta Air Lines