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TPG reader Tiffany tweeted me to ask:

@thepointsguy– “I’m flying JFK-SEA on Delta over the holidays and wanted to see if I’ll have SkyClub access before my flight?”

Well, without knowing anything about this trip or your situation, it’s hard to say. If you’re just flying in economy and you don’t have a credit card that gives you SkyClub access, then no. However, if you’re flying in BusinessElite, whether on a paid ticket or by using miles to upgrade in advance, then you can access the lounge. Even if you’re on a full fare Y ticket on a transcontinental flight, Delta will also give you lounge access.

There are a few ways you can access the Delta SkyClub. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
There are a few ways you can access the Delta SkyClub. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you have the Delta Reserve card, the Platinum Card from American Express, or the The Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN, then you get SkyClub access, but not for any of your other guests. You could always buy a pass for $50, or $25 if you have another Delta co-branded card like the Gold Delta SkyMiles.

Hopefully you’re leaving from Terminal 4 at JFK; Delta has a swanky new SkyClub lounge there that you’ll surely enjoy!

If you have any other questions, please tweet me @thepointsguy, message me on Facebook, or send me an email at

The Platinum Card® from American Express

While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.

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  • Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 a year for baggage fees and more at one airline. Terms Apply.
  • As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations worldwide. Terms Apply.
  • Enroll to enjoy the benefits of complimentary Hilton HHonors™ Gold Status with your Platinum Card.®
  • No interest charges because you pay your balance in full each month.
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