You Can Now Access Delta Sky Club Lounges Just by Scanning Your Fingertips
Delta’s Sky Club lounges are stepping into the future.
Beginning this week, Delta passengers will be able to seamlessly access Sky Club lounges throughout the country just by scanning their fingertips and walking in.
“From unlocking our phones to entering the workplace, more and more people have the option to use biometrics as a form of identity verification for daily activities,” Gil West, Delta’s COO, said in a statement. “Having that option is quickly becoming an expectation that we are working hard to meet through this program.”
Delta passengers who are enrolled with the security service CLEAR will be able to use the system this week at all 50 Delta Sky Club locations throughout the country. Delta first partnered with CLEAR in 2016, offering SkyMiles customers an expedited security process at select major airports.
Those who are not already members of the CLEAR program can join via Delta for $99 per year. (It’s available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.) The service is free for Diamond Medallion members. Customers who do not wish to enroll in the program can still access the lounges the old-fashioned way: by showing their boarding passes.
Last year, Delta began testing a biometrics program at Reagan Washington International Airport. The airline’s vision of the future allows customers to check a bag, pass through security, enter airport lounges and board the aircraft — all just by scanning their fingertips and without ever showing ID or a boarding pass.