On my layover at the Minneapolis/St.Paul airport, I decided to stop by the closest Delta Sky Club lounge (there are 2 Delta Sky Clubs in MSP). This Delta Sky Club is located between the F and G concourses at the beginning of the F concourse. The lounge has pretty extended hours – normally from 4:30AM – 10PM but because of the renovation the lounge hours were shortened to 4:30AM – 8PM.
I was able to access this lounge by showing my American Express Platinum card. If you have an American Express Platinum card, you are able to access Delta SkyClub lounges when you are flying Delta, although you have to pay $29 for each guest.
My immediate impression of this lounge was that it is very crowded. The design is very open so there is very little privacy.
It was hard to take photos because the lounge was so crowded. After I took a bunch of photos, one of the employees approached me and said photos were not allowed unless I went through PR which has never happened to me before in a lounge. I had already taken most of the photos that I needed so I said OK and stopped taking photos.
In the front of the lounge you can find various newspapers and magazines. There was also a table with coffee.
There was a work area with a printer but it was not very private.
The food was in the front of the lounge. There was a fridge stocked with greek yogurt, hard broiled eggs as well as fat free and low fat milk.
There was also a counter with various snacks you can grab on the go including granola and breakfast bars, cereal, muffins and fruit. We were there during breakfast so not sure what the food choices were later in the day.
In the back of the lounge there was an area with the beverages all self serve. There was alcohol plus two large refrigerators with bottled and canned drinks. I love when lounges have cold bottles of water and I grabbed some bottled water for my flight.
Overall, I did not really enjoy this lounge because it was so crowded and not very private. I prefer the other Delta Sky Club in Concourse C which I visited a week later. On a positive note, I liked that there was bottled water and snacks you could grab for your flight although I am not sure if that will be the case once the lounge renovation is completed. (Update: Renovations of this lounge have been completed. Here is a link with details and photos.)
Index (rest of series):
Delta Sky Club, Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP), Concourse F/G (this post)
Delta One First Class, Minneapolis to Honolulu
Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach
Hawaiian Airlines Economy Class – Honolulu to Kauai
The St. Regis Princeville Resort in Kauai
Delta Sky Club Honolulu Airport
IASS Hawaii Lounge
Delta One First Class, Honolulu to Minneapolis
Escape Lounge at MSP (Minneapolis Airport)
Delta Sky Club, Concourse C, Minneapolis (MSP)
Wow – that is a super busy lounge! I love reading other lounge reviews (and how people paid for the lounge!). I have priority pass so I do not have access to the Delta Lounge’s so far I’ve only been in two lounges so far 1 in LA and one in Vancouver. Thanks for sharing!
MSP Sky Club has continued newspapers! Not one newspaper is available in that lounge! Explanation was that they are “going green”. My primary reason for being in the sky club is to pick up a paper to read on the plane and to grab a snack. You can’t read online newspapers unless you pay for wi-fi. What is the sense behind this new policy of no newspapers? Seems to me it is the elimination of one of the better benefits in the sky club.