Delta Sky Club Seating
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Delta & Delta Sky Club Chicago (ORD) Move to Terminal 5

Exciting news in Chicago. Starting October 12, 2022, Delta Airlines has relocated its operations and Sky Club (ORD) from Terminal 2 to a fancy brand new location in Terminal 5 (International Terminal). The move of this lounge provides easy SkyTeam partner (Aeromexico, Air France, KLM, and Korean Air) lounge access and eliminates the need for international customers to transfer terminals and re-enter security when flying through O'Hare. Terminal 5 now has the most lounges (5) of any terminal at ORD with lounges by British Airways (2), Delta, SAS, and Swiss Airlines.

seating area at the Delta Sky Club ORD
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This new lounge is 22,000+ square feet (four times the size of the previous lounge) and can accommodate around 400 guests. The lounge also features the self-check kiosks found at other updated Sky Clubs, such as the LAX Sky Club in Terminal 3. Besides the modern interior, ample seating, and warm lighting, guests will enjoy expanded food and beverage offerings served from two buffets, including charcuterie, seasonal salads, freshly made sandwiches, hot entrees, and vegetarian selections.

Chicago is a global city that connects travelers to destinations all around the world, and we wanted to elevate our presence here to give our customers the premium experience they deserve

Claude Roussel, Managing Director – Delta Sky Club

A full-service bar will serve Delta Sky Club’s standard selection of wine, beer, and cocktails, while a wine bar – the only one of its kind in the Delta lounge network – features an overhead rack holding premium wines.

bar and seating area in the ORD Delta SkyClub
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Art can be found throughout the lounge and The Gallery ORD features pieces curated through Delta Sky Club’s art program and includes large-scale neon art, sculpture, and mixed media works featured by local Chicago artists. The lounge also includes four premium showers (that are booked using an automated Virtual Queue), privacy sound booths (pods) for quiet work, and a family room for nursing mothers.

Exclusive to this location, Delta customers will be able to board select flights via boarding bridges located directly inside the Club, with two separate gate areas located near the Club entrance and behind the wine bar. Delta currently offers over 40 nonstop departures out of ORD to eight of the airline’s nine U.S. hubs.

Closing Thoughts

Delta has been investing in the lounge and customer experience in many locations including LAX, LGA, and now ORD. I am also very happy to see the trend for larger lounges with hopes it will help with overcrowding.

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