This past week I had my first ever visit to the new Salt Lake City terminal and Delta Sky Club and Sky Deck. Let me start talking about the new terminal that I arrived at near the A1 gate and my departure near the A49 gate – so why in the world did they not study the simple design of the Detroit Express Tram and put one of these in? I mean what in the world were they thinking? But on to the point of today’s post.
We had a number of hours to relax before our short flight into BUR or The Bob Hope airport known as Burbank. The day was sunny and mild and simply an ideal day to sit and enjoy the Sky Deck. Well other than the constant drone of the pile drivers dropping post after post into the ground for the work on the other terminal going in (dunk dunk dunk dunk….).
Chris had a great full review of the club so I will not rehash it but I was impressed over how much nicer this new club is than the old one that I used to always visit during each ski trip to the Wasatch front (such amazing skiing Utah offers). We had just had lunch on the incoming Delta flight so I was not really hungry but did try one of the shredded beef tacos they offered and it was quite good I have to say.
There were a bunch of other guests in the club (as you can see from the line waiting to get into the club from the featured image) including a family just behind us. They made a number of trips to the buffet. It did not end well.
Delta tells us the Sky Clubs are a “premium experience” and this one is… Well sort of. The above is an example of one of the chairs on the Sky Deck. While one of the worst I observed a great deal of the rest showed similar stains – plus there were napkins and worse all over the place on the floor. A contributing factor was the aforementioned family who left their table like this:
Let me zoom in a bit for you to see just how bad.
I mean really? This is how you walk away?
For context, very near them at the Sky Deck door, was a large trash receptacle for them to deposit all the disposable items they had used. Also next to it was a bussing tray for glasses. My wife and I, when we were done, used them as did most of the other guests.
Not these folks as you can see.
Beyond this there is a pet peeve of mine, that is, amount of food waste in the above shots. Clearly someone loaded up way more than they could eat and then two bags of cheez-its and pretzels that are unopened but clearly can not go back on the food stands – at least take them with you to enjoy later maybe (I know that is likely against club rules but better than going into the trash?)!
I know that the traveling public nowadays is not quite the same as years ago but have we really come to this that we can not have nice things due to not following common kindness and decency? – René
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