For a long time those flying out of Detroit have been able to gaze across at the progress of the new satellite mini Skyclub that Delta was adding. It is now fully up and running.
You can get in with a number of AMEX cards or, if you are a Skyteam elite plus status and are on a coach or anyone on a business class international departing (or connecting) ticket, you can also get in free.
You access this club, if you are entering the terminal from the TSA checkpoint, by passing the main Skyclub on the left and truing right.
Check-in is the new stand type pods and if you have real flight issues I would go to the “proper” club around the corner that has a dedicated help desk just inside the door to the left.
Accessing the upstairs is via a number of flights of stairs or a small elevator. Small is a ongoing theme in this mini club as you will see.
Lavatories are immediately to your right as you exit the elevator or stairs and as you see a long bench seat.
Straight ahead, conveniently, is a full service bar. As a question to readers are there any self service bars left in the Skyclub network? I think they are all gone at this point.
The club is in an “L” shape and what you see is just about it. When we arrived early in the day it was reasonably empty but that did not last as you will see.
Food and drink service is compact and the offerings were very similar to the larger clubs offering I recently reviewed here. One interesting difference was this:
While the large club offered tiny paper plates and utensils this mini club had larger porcelain plates and real utensils – not sure why.
At 10:30 breakfast serve transitioned to the lunch service as you can see in the shots above. I did not sample them as I had just finished breakfast at the other club.
Overall this is a nice club but I would avoid it due to the size. There is much talk about this becoming a “Delta One” only club. I can see that or make it for Delta One and Diamonds only perhaps to reward loyalty to the airline?
As we departed the club had reached capacity (and was packed) and they were truing guest away and directing them to the larger club.
Have you been to the new mini DTW Skyclub? Did you enjoy your visit and the offerings? – Rene
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