If you haven’t been to a Delta Sky Club lounge yet, it’s about to get a lot harder to get in.
The airline announced on Thursday that it would no longer sell individual passes for one-time entry into the 50-some airport lounges across the country. Access to the lounges is now strictly limited to members and those flying a Delta or Delta partner airline flight on that day.
Anybody who has already purchased a single visit pass (with an expiration date) will be able to use their passes but the airline will not sell anymore.
Platinum and Gold SkyMiles credit card holders will get discounted access to the club at $29 per visit.
Effective January 1, 2019, an individual membership to Delta Sky will increase from $495 to $545 (or 54,500 Delta SkyMiles). An executive membership, which allows free access to two guests per visit, will increase from $745 to $845 (or 84,500 SkyMiles).
As part of the changes, Delta Sky Club members will no longer be able to access Air France, KLM Crown or Virgin Australia partner lounges. Frequent fliers with Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion level status will still be able to access partner lounges.
Passengers seated in DeltaOne class will have access to international lounges before their flights or during connection.
For more information on Sky Club access, visit Delta’s website.