Big, comfy chairs with high backs and built-in cocktail tables are perfect for solo travelers wanting a little privacy. Located on the lower of a split-level lounge, this bank of chairs are close to the windows for lots of natural light. All in all, it makes a perfect spot to hang out and get some work done if your devices are fully charged (since there were no power plugs easily accessible in this area).
For a little recharging, there are plenty of other areas including a small bank of PCs for those preferring to travel tech-free. Each of the work stations had outlets for charging, but we noticed that many people took advantage of the free natural light and unplugged the lamps to use the outlet. Well thought-out design apparently overlooked the handheld device craze.
Many domestic lounges we have visited fail miserably on the food and drink front, but this is where Delta bats .500. This particular lounge, along with about 15 other Delta SkyClubs in the system, offers a premium beer, wine, champagne and spirits menu for purchase while still giving away basic house drinks for free. We like that.
What we don't like is the minimal selection of food. A few mini muffins and bagel halves underneath a plastic bubble isn't so appealing and neither is the steaming hot cauldron of thickened oatmeal. For this early flight, we had luckily thought ahead to grab some breakfast before starting for the airport.
Overall, the lounge served its purpose of being a quiet area with comfy chairs to grab some wireless internet and recharge our phone. A refreshed design was a perk that we didn't expect, but truly appreciated. The food left a lot to the imagination, reminding us that we were traveling domestically and not jet-set international.
[Photos: Rayme Gorniak/Jaunted]