Delta has officially opened its renovated Sky Club lounge at
Reagan Washington National Airport.
The renovation added 1,800 square feet to the facility,
increasing its size by 20%, while sprucing up amenities.
Highlights of the upgraded facility include leather
furnishing, modern finishes, an open seating plan to maximize views of the
runway and Potomac River, and "striking lighting features," Delta
The lounge also features an expanded bar and a seasonally rotating
food menu designed by the D.C-area's Marjorie Meek-Bradley, a 2016 finalist on
the Bravo television program Top Chef.
Delta's renovation at Washington Reagan is part of a broader
upgrade of its Sky Club lounge system. Over the past two years the carrier has
renovated or expanded Sky Clubs in Newark, Minneapolis/St. Paul and
Raleigh-Durham and opened flagship Sky Club lounges in its Atlanta and Seattle
hubs. New Sky Clubs are also planned for Phoenix late this year and Austin next
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Thursday also brought other news in the U.S. airport lounge
scene. Collinson, operator of the Priority Pass program, announced that
Priority Pass members can now use the well-renown Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses in
Washington Dulles and Newark. Priority Pass, membership to which is included in
various travel-related credit cards, offers access to more than 1,200 lounges
worldwide. Individuals can also join Priority Pass for an annual fee of as low
as $99, though depending on the level of their membership they still might have
to pay for lounge entry.
Members of Collinson's Lounge Key and Lounge Club programs
can also now access the Virgin Atlantic lounges at Dulles and Newark.