This New Rule Is Making It Harder To Get Into Delta Airport Lounges

Anyone who has ever used an airport lounge knows just how much better these cushy facilities can make a long layover. Unfortunately, one airline is now implementing new rules that will make it harder to access its sought-after lounges.

Delta Airlines has just announced that they will no longer be selling individual passes for one-time entry into their Delta Sky Club lounges. Previously, any passenger on any airline was able to visit a Delta Sky Club lounge and purchase access to the lounge on a one-time basis.

Now, paid access to the lounge is limited to Delta Sky Club members and people flying on a Delta or Delta partner airline that day. Anyone who has already pushed a single visit pass will be able to exchange it for access, but no new passes will be sold.

If you want to experience one of the 50-plus Delta lounges in America, you’ll have to fly with the airline or become a Delta Sky Club member. Membership costs are increasing in price from $495 to $545 for an individual membership and from $745 to $845 for an executive membership, which allows members to bring two free guests per visit.

Additionally, Platinum and Gold SkyMiles credit card holders will be able to nab discounted club access at just $29 per visit.

For more info, check out Delta’s website.