The centrally located Delta Sky Club at Los Angeles airport Terminal 5 serves all Delta flights – domestic and international. The lounge was renovated and expanded in 2015 in order to accommodate the airline’s expanding footprint, and features the latest signature Delta design elements and amenities.
Delta Sky Club LAX design
The spacious Delta Sky Club at Los Angeles airport includes a unique mix of elements of Delta’s new design which was premiered at San Francisco airport, along with touches of the airline’s legacy design. Indeed, the club was recently renovated – without ever closing, which is no small feat – and the renovation has turned what was already a quality lounge, into an even more convenient and appealing place.
Delta’s legacy design is bold and modern, with distinct angular shapes, but perhaps a bit sterile. The airline’s new décor fosters a much more homey vibe, with a greater emphasis on privacy, and power outlets at every seat. Elements of both designs coexist happily – the bar retains its electric blue backdrop, and the showers their signature red tile, while most of the seating and dining areas were retrofitted with more comfortable, private seating, and custom lighting.
At the heart of the Sky Club is a rotunda with an intriguing dome illuminated by soothing blue LED lights. The rotunda hosts The Gallery at LAX, an exhibit of art works curated by Delta, which pays homage to Los Angeles. (Check out the flyers for detailed information on the art on display.) The room is sparsely furnished with individual seats and couches, flanked by side tables with individual lamps. The layout is private and the ambiance relaxing, but the room is somewhat too dim to work or socialize. At the periphery of the room are alcoves with additional seating with more adequate lighting.
Beyond the rotunda is a large dining and bar area, split by a long buffet. The freshly renovated space feels pristine and crisp, with fresh flowers on the buffet, ample seating, and small planters on every table. Next to the bar are high cocktail tables in a more informal and dynamic setup.
The dining area opens onto a large room with a long floor to ceiling window, which lets plenty of natural light in and reveals exciting views of the tarmac. Bar-style seating runs along the window for a front row view over the airplanes. The area is typically busy, but the smart layout and variety of seating arrangements prove efficient at preserving a comfortable amount of privacy. Power outlets are available at every seat.
Adjacent to the reception desk are two quieter rooms with additional seating, including cube chairs and lounge chairs with ottomans.
Overall, the Delta Sky Club at Los Angeles airport is a comfortable and well-appointed lounge, with an extremely practical setup which balances space efficiency with privacy, and ensures that every patron is in the immediate vicinity of a power point.
Delta Sky Club LAX amenities
Delta serves a variety of short and long haul destinations from their Los Angeles hub, and the amenities of the Sky Club cater to both domestic and international travelers alike.
The food and beverage selection is strong for a US airline; the recent renovations have expanded the space dedicated to the buffet, which is immaculately refreshed and replenished throughout the day. The (complimentary) food spread includes a substantial continental breakfast, soups, salads, a few hot dishes, as well as varied sweet treats. That’s more than enough for a simple meal on the ground, but the fare is a far cry from what Delta offers at other premium hubs. The hot entrees are decidedly on the heavy side (mac and cheese, soup with an abundance of cream) in contrast to the Delta Sky Club at San Francisco airport, for example, which offers more elaborate and healthier fare with an Asian influence.
A selection of complimentary beers, wines, and alcoholic drinks is available. Cocktails and premium beverages can be purchased from the bar. Coffee drinkers will enjoy the fancy digital Starbucks espresso machine and the selection of assorted syrups. And with a Vitreau water faucet, Delta indulges the most discerning water dispenser connoisseurs.
The elegant, spacious and well-appointed shower suites are a highlight. Light classical music plays in the background, and fluffy Westin towels are provided, along with a selection of complimentary amenities such as toothbrushes, combs and deodorants. Be sure to inquire early as there may be a waitlist. The newly remodeled bathrooms also stand out as a model of design.
Delta Sky Club LAX bottom line
The Delta Sky Club at Los Angeles airport is a well-appointed and enjoyable lounge with a solid range of amenities, as well as friendly and helpful staff. The 2015 refurbishment brought 100 additional seats, new shower suites, an updated dining area with café seating, and power outlets at every seat.
Despite the increase in real estate, the Sky Club remains busy virtually all day, so finding a private and quiet seat might be challenging at peak times, but Delta passengers can rest assured that they benefit from one of the nicer lounges at Los Angeles airport outside the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
For information on other lounges at LAX, possible alternatives, and connections between terminals, check out our Definitive Guide to the LAX Lounge Scene.
The Sky Club offers a complimentary selection of breakfast options, snacks, soups and salads, and basic alcoholic drinks. Additionally, this location offers premium drinks for sale ("THE BAR.") Selections may vary. See the full menu at delta.com.
- Locally sourced bagels.
- Honey wheat English muffin, English muffin.
- Mini muffins: banana, blueberry, chocolate chip.
- Spreads: Orange marmalade, grape jam, strawberry preserves, cream cheese, margarine spread, butter, honey, peanut butter.
- Cereals: Raisin Bran®, Cheerios®, Corn Flakes®, granola; skim and 2% milk; oatmeal.
- Fruit: Apples, oranges, bananas, fruit salad.
- Strawberry and honey vanilla yogurt.
- Hard boiled eggs.
Lunch and dinner
- Bar snacks: pretzel mix, nut mix, mixed raisins, popcorn, olives (country olive mix, Mediterranean meze & Nicoise.)
- Marinated mushrooms.
- Crackers and dips: Tomato basil flatbread crackers, classic hummus, olive tapenade, garlic & herb spread, peppercorn parmesan spread.
- Veggies and dips: carrots, celery, broccoli, pepper strips, ranch vegetable dip.
- Fruit: Apples, oranges, bananas.
- Soups: tomato and garden vegetable, Italian wedding.
- Salads: lettuce spring mix, chicken with cranberry & pecan, balsamic dressing, ranch dressing.
- Desserts: assorted cheesecakes, dark chocolate chunk and raisin oatmeal cookies.
- Soft drinks.
- Coffee, espresso, tea.
- Beer: Miller Lite, local craft.
- Red wine: Dona Paula Malbec, Trinity Oaks Pinot Noir.
- White wine: Trinity Oaks Chardonnay, Frontera Sauvignon Blanc.
- Bombay Sapphire.
- Bacardi Rum.
- Jack Daniel’s.
- Cutty Sark.
- Baileys Irish cream.
Premium drinks ("THE BAR")
- Blue Moon
- Stella Artois
- Ayinger Celebrator
- Mionetto Prosecco Brut, Italy: $7/ 28
- Taittinger Prestige Blanc, Champagne: $12 / 48
- Perrier-Jouet Champagne (half-bottle): $22
- Pinot Grigio Banfi Le Rime, Tuscany, Italy: $7 / 28
- Matua Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand: $7 / 28
- Jean-Luc Columbo Rose, Provence, France: $7 / 28
- Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay, Monterey, California: $ 9 / 36
- Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Rioja Crianza, Spain: $7 / 28
- Decoy by Duckhorn Pinot Noir, Sonoma, California: $8 / 32
- J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California: $ 10 /40
- Old Fashioned
- Hemingway Daiquiri
- Gin Fizz
- Bloody Mary
- Hangar One: $6
- Tito’s: $6
- Van Gogh: $6
- Hangar One Mandarin Blossom: $8
- Beluga Noble: $8
- Chopin: $8
- Belvedere: $8
- Ketel One: $8
- Grey Goose: $8
- Tanqueray 10: $6
- 50 Pound: $8
- Hendrick’s: $8
- Captain Morgan Spiced: $6
- Cabana Cachaca: $8
- Zacapa: $8
- Ron Barceló: $8
- Woodford Reserve: $6
- Jameson: $6
- Marker’s Mark: $8
- Bookers: $8
- Woodford Reserve Double Oak: $8
- Bulleit Rye: $8
- Crown Royal: $8
- Johnnie Walker Black: $8
- Glengoyne 12: $8
- Laphroaig: $8
- Macallan 12: $8
- Poppy Van Winkle: $20
- Johnnie Walker Blue: $20
- Don Julio Anejo: $8
- Casa Amigo Blanco: $8
- Herradura Reposado: $8
- Deleon Platinum: $8
- Del Maguey Vida: $8
- Courvoisier VSOP: $8
- Remy VSOP: $8
- Massenez Poire Williams: $8
- Castello Banfi Grappa di Brunello: $8
- Hennessy XO: $20
- Cointreau: $6
- Fernet Branca: $6
- Frangelico: $6
- Kalhua: $6
- Amaretto Di Saronno: $6
- Marie Brizard Crème de menthe: $6
- St. Germain Elderflower: $6
- Sambuca Romana: $6
- Campari: $6
- Grand Marnier: $8