I don’t fly Delta all that often, but before my recent flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles I had a chance to visit the Sky Club there.
The Sky Club used to be a Continental President’s Club, but was sold after the merger with United. It is open daily from 7am to 10:30p. I arrived about 11am.
Inside, a kind agent welcomed me in and noted that boarding for my flight would begin shortly. The lounge does not have any natural light, but the bright-colored furniture helps to lighten it up.
I’d say the lounge was about half full, with seats available here and there, but people everywhere. Interestingly, by the time just five minutes later the lounge had cleared up. The lounge includes a seating area, work area, and dining area.
Food selection was decent for late-morning, great actually for U.S. standards, with many cold items (salads, breads, cereals, vegetables) and even a few hot items (rice, noodles, soup) available.
A full-service bar, Thermoplan coffee machine (coffee was horrible, though), and Coca-Cola fountain were also available. Adding a Hawaiian touch, the bar had mai tais and guava juice was also available.
This lounge does not have showers.
Just as I was on my way out, a lounge attendant wheeled in an ice cream sundae course. Nice touch!
I only stayed for a few minutes because my American Express Platinum card does not give me complimentary guest access. It would have only cost $29 to bring in my uncle, but since we only had 15 minutes prior to boarding, it simply was not worthwhile. But had the layover been longer, I would have gladly paid.
But Delta offers a competitive lounge experience in the USA and a far better selection of food than than the United Club or Hawaiian Plumeria Lounge.