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Delta SkyClub Passes on Groupon- As Low As $17.80 Per Visit

by on October 24, 2011 · 32 comments

in Delta, Lounges

Delta SkyClubs are among the best domestic airline lounges in my opinion. With free wifi, booze and decent snacks, it’s a great way to escape the crowded terminal and kill time before your flight.

Luckily, I get access as a Delta Diamond and as an Amex Platinum cardholder, but if i didn’t I’d want to have some day passes – especially for when flights are delayed and I want to avoid long re-booking lines (the lounges have dedicated reservations agents who can help you out immensely when you are in a jam).

Today, Groupon DC is selling individual passes at $25 each (50% off) or 5 passes for $89 ($17.80 per visit). I think the latter package is a great deal for the semi-frequent traveler who doesn’t want to spend $450 on yearly membership. (Though the best deal is getting the Amex Platinum since that card costs $450, but also gives a ton of other benefits like $200 in airline rebates, free Priority Pass Select lounge access, free Global Entry, etc).

You can also get 10 Skymiles per dollar for buying the Groupon via SkyMiles Shopping (just enter your Skymiles number and search for Groupon and you’ll automatically get the miles in a couple weeks) or 8 American miles per dollar via AAdvantage Shopping.

Details on the passes:

  • Expires Apr 30, 2012
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Not valid until 10/28/11. Must be 21 or older or be accompanied by guardian. Valid only when traveling same-day on any airline. Guest passes not included. Delta Sky Club rules apply to Delta Sky Club 1-visit pass, use and members.
  • See the rules that apply to all deals.

Hat tip TPG reader Hunter!

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  • Chris

    Thanks, Guy. I never would have found this DC feature! I have access with the Amex card I applied for through your site, but I have was reluctant to drop $175 for additional cards. Now, for half that amount, my wife can get in the clubs when travelling alone.

  • Eric

    Are they single visit our single day use? I have heard that delta sells both. If I buy them would they be good at multiple sky clubs on the same day during connections?

  • Judy

    I don’t know if they’ve changed the rules, but I’ve been able to buy a $25 day pass with my Delta Amex Gold card.

  • Cory

    I have never had a desire to go into an airline’s club at the airport. What am I missing out on?

  • calbear77

    TPG, even better than those bonuses you mention (AA and Delta)… On the Chase Ultimate Rewards, Groupon is 13 pts / $.

    Having just used 90K Chase pts to earn $3600 worth of benefits from a British Airways award, users here could get over 50 cents on the dollar worth of rewards!

    Also, for those a little wary of Groupon like I was, they have fantastic customer service, in my experience. I bought a groupon for a restaurant that went out of business before I could use it, and I got my money back. So now I often buy deals for restaurants I want to try with my wife without fear of loss. It’s a great way to do cheap days, and with 13 pts/$ on Chase UR, it’s almost a no brainer, in my opinion.

  • Ben

    just bought the 5 pack………..question………….wife and i show up at the club in slc and hand over the print out…….will they scan it twice leaving 3 future visits?

  • Anonymous

    If you know, then you will have a desire and that will cost you :)
    If you have a long layover (even shorter ones are pleasant), it gives you free drinks, free basic food (breakfast time has the best options), comfy seats, showers (in some clubs, mostly international gateway airports), plenty of plugs and tvs, normally a quieter atmosphere, and (sometimes most important) excellent agents to help you out in case of problems that send dozens of people to normal CS desks. All in all, it is a nice way to pass the time when in an airport.

  • Anonymous

    I would imagine (since Groupon is advertising them as 50% off) that they are the day pass – good for multiple clubs in the same day. If they are not that, you can take it up with Groupon since anyone with an Amex card can buy a single-use pass for $25 – this deal would not be 50% off.

  • Anonymous

    That would be the single-use pass – you can only use it once at one club.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, the 1 day pass allows no visitors so it would count as two visits.

  • Anonymous

    Groupon responded on the Q&A page that they are for ONE ENTRY ONLY.

  • http://twitter.com/david_adams david_adams

    Can you comment on how you got $3600 worth of BA benefits from 90K chase rewards?

  • Judy

    So isn’t what Groupon is selling the same thing you can get with your Delta Amex card? I am also confused by “single use” as opposed to “day pass.” I left a Delta Sky Club in Detroit to go the gate for my flight. When it turned out the flight was delayed, I went back to the Delta Sky Club to kill time, and didn’t have to pay another $25!

  • Anonymous

    Correct- but most people dont have Delta co-branded Amex cards, so this is a pretty good all around deal. Even the 5 pack can save you money even if you have a DL amex!

  • Kinglobjaw

    If I purchase one of these, and still have 5 entries left, I can use two of them for me and mom that same day, right? Or are these 5 entries only permitted for my name only?

  • Bajkonyr

    What happens to the lounge pass if one cancels Amex Platinum?

  • Anonymous

    You lose lounge access and your priority pass (which is linked to your active Amex) will expire.

  • calbear77

    I booked an economy ticket to South America. Before they change the awards tables on November 15, tickets there are a great value. The $3600 comes in from pricing out the itinerary I booked if I’d bought it through LAN.com and then subtracting the fees and whatnot associated with the booking.

  • calbear77

    Additionally, you can use a different card and get the additional mileage benefits TPG mentioned (also, the 13pt/$ offered by Chase UR)

  • Cory

    Thanks for the info. Maybe one day when I have a long layover, but none of the rest of that strikes me as being all that worthwhile.

  • mike a.

    Don’t forget to go through a rewards network to gain miles for the purchase!

    Example: The Delta skymiles shopping mall currently offers 10 miles to the dollar so for one pass, you could easily be getting 250 miles! =D

  • bitachu

    FYI….Boston MA also sells…although its not valid til 10/30(not sure what else is different)

    I think the main benefit of using groupon is the ability to earn referral..and use that referral..which can be really beneficial…

    Also If you have a DISCOVER card..you can get 15% additional cashback…which would make a $89 purchase to 75$ purchase..after the credit…which make each visit 15$…which isn’t bad at all…

  • Kathy K

    I got it – thanks, to you, as always. and, I bought it through the Ultimate Rewards shopping portal. (aren’t you proud of me?)

  • Benthelefty

    what was your routing and dates? I may want to do the same award :)

  • PJ

    Speaking of lounge access, it is very odd : I was waiting for connection at Narita for flight back from TPE to LAX and was told there is no lounge AFTER immigration office except JAL lounge at the airport; ie Priority Pass ( issued along with AMEX Platinum card) holders waiting for connection have no access to nowhere… sounds odd ?

  • PJ

    how creative did you get on your BA 100K?

  • Dgpsx7

    You mention you get access to Delta diamond as an Amex platinum cardholder. I just got an amex platinum but I thought that you automatically get a lower Delta status with it. You have diamond status because of the amount of miles you’ve flown right? not your amex, or is it a combination of both? I fly Delta a lot and I want to maximize the benefits I can get with them.

  • corey

    Hey, I am flying from Manila, PHL to JFK in December with a layover in Tokyo NRT. I am flying business, fare class C, and was wondering if you know if this gets me access to the skyclub? If not I will take advantage of this groupon offer.

  • Anonymous

    You will have access to the skyclub as a business class passenger on an international flight- no need to buy!

  • Anonymous

    The Amex platinum does not give status on any airline (just Starwood gold and hertz/national)

    The Centurion (black) card gives delta platinum but it’s invitation only for high spenders

  • calbear77

    Find my post in this thread for too much detail. I was excited that day, so please excuse the novel. :)
    http://thepointsguy.com/2011/09/sunday-reader-email-question-help-me-plan-a-south-america-trip-using-british-airways-miles/

  • http://worldtraveldude.com Ryan theWTD

    You can also buy a one-month Delta Skyclub pass for $90. Just show up there and pay. You can take three guests in with this pass. So if you’re flying R/T somewhere with your family, or just a friend, it works out extremely cheap to do. I used it last year when I did a month of All-You-Can-Jet on Jetblue, and while Skyclubs weren’t in every airport I went to, I certainly got my $75 worth in free drinks, etc! Looks like they’ve raised the price to $90.

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