JFK Delta Sky Club | Terminal 2 Review

Long layovers are something I’ve come to terms with, especially when traveling internationally. I’m currently four hours into an eight hour layover at JFK. It only took one quick glance around the boarding gate area for me to reach into my pocket, grab out my Delta Gold AMEX and pay the $29 day pass fee to access to the Terminal 2, Delta Sky Club lounge (regularly $50 if you are not a Delta Gold AMEX holder). Large groups of families and screaming children on a holiday weekend are not quite my cup of tea – and thankfully neither are present here in this spacious and peaceful lounge.

The recently renovated Terminal 2 Delta Sky Club at JFK is spacious, so spacious in fact that I could easily backflip by way across the room without inconveniencing anyone else within my vicinity. And while the lounge is quite blandly colored with white walls and grey carpet, tones of red and navy blue are splashed throughout, with fluorescent blue mood lighting surrounding the bar area to liven up the atmosphere. I quite like the laid back, contemporary feel happening here.

{Sky Club check in counter and large seating area}

JFK Delta Sky Club Terminal 2 Review

{View from where I am sitting – click to expand panorama}

JFK Delta Sky Club Terminal 2 Review

There are plenty of couches and tables available in all of the three main seating areas – I could never envision over-crowding becoming a problem here. The tables are not bolted to the ground either, which conveniently allows you to move them around – I moved mine from beside my couch to the front of it so I could get some work done on my MacBook. Power outlets can be found along most of the walls for charging all your devices during your downtime – something I find myself always desperately needing when at an airport!

FOOD & SNACKS

There is a self-service kiosk located to the right of the bar area. During breakfast there was a variety of cereals available, whole fruits (oranges, bananas and apples), fruit salad, yogurt, bagels and an array of condiments, as well as an assortment of cupcakes and muffins. There is also a self-service coffee bar available serving Starbucks branded coffee along with an assortment of teas.

Once it hit 11:30am, I watched the Delta staff switch over to a more lunch-friendly offering. This consisted of two varieties of soups, cookies (oatmeal and raisin and chocolate chip), crackers, pretzels, popcorn, salad (with a side ranch or side balsamic dressing option), vegetables (celery, carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli), whole fruits again, cheddar cheese blocks, a cold pasta-type salad, and a couple of small packs of dips for the crackers (my fave was the tomato and onion bruschetta dip!).

{The self-service food and snack station}

JFK Delta Sky Club Terminal 2 Review

{The lunch spread}

JFK Delta Sky Club Terminal 2 Review

JFK Delta Sky Club Terminal 2 Review

{The self-service coffee and tea station}

JFK Delta Sky Club Terminal 2 Review

THE BAR & ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

The bar is the most modern part of the entire Terminal 2 Sky Club; the glossy white finish in conjunction with the crisp, deep-blue shelf-lighting almost gives off a frosty, ice-like setting. It’s quite easy on the eye – almost makes me want to set up shop there. The bar houses some top-shelf liquor and has a few flat-panel TVs scattered around for sports, news and more.

{Front-on bar view}

JFK Delta Sky Club Terminal 2 Review

JFK Delta Sky Club Terminal 2 Review

JFK Delta Sky Club Terminal 2 Review

Select beverages are complimentary while others, you will need to pay for. Complimentary beverages include sodas, juices, Miller Lite, Local Craft, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Stoli, Bombay, Bacardi, Jack Daniel’s, Cutty Shark, and Bailey’s.

{Complimentary bar menu}

JFK Delta Sky Club Terminal 2 Review

{Non-complimentary bar menu selection} 

JFK Delta Sky Club Terminal 2 Review

WIFI

An eight hour layover without wifi access would be unimaginable – but thankfully, the Delta Sky Club has free wifi running throughout. Although the Sky Club isn’t anywhere near crowded right now, my wifi is unfortunately running extremely slow and has dropped out several times. It works well enough on my phone if I’m just checking facebook, twitter, instagram, etc, but uploading photos or loading web pages off my MacBook is when the slow/drop out problem kicks in the most. It could be worse though, there could be no wifi at all, so I’m happy with what it is.

JFK Delta Sky Club terminal 2 Review
JFK Delta Sky Club terminal 2 Review
JFK Delta Sky Club terminal 2 Review

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