The Official Opening of the Delta Sky Club on Concourse D in Atlanta — Five Years Ago Today

S ometimes you get to do some cool things in life — maybe apparently not as cool as getting a Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card, as has been plastered in articles all over BoardingArea this morning — but the Delta Sky Club on Concourse D at the international airport in Atlanta officially opened on Monday, August 22, 2011, which is five years ago today.

The Official Opening of the Delta Sky Club on Concourse D in Atlanta — Five Years Ago Today

Concourse D Delta Sky Club Atlanta

Photograph ©2011 by Brian Cohen.

I was fortunate to be one of the people honored with cutting the ribbon in dedication of that official grand opening, as I had seen that Sky Club under construction; and it had already passed its original deadline of its grand opening due to construction delays.

Concourse D Delta Sky Club Atlanta

Photograph ©2011 by Brian Cohen.

This Sky Club was a little unusual at the time of its grand opening, as it was located on the ground level of the concourse to which you had to go downstairs as opposed to being located upstairs — which would be similar to the other Sky Clubs in Atlanta — but it still had some decent views when you looked out the window.

Concourse D Delta Sky Club Atlanta

Photograph ©2011 by Brian Cohen.

After the ribbon cutting, the first group of customers were allowed in to enjoy the Sky Club — while the ribbon was still on the floor.

Concourse D Delta Sky Club Atlanta

Photograph ©2011 by Brian Cohen.

Summary

I may post additional photographs of the Sky Club itself in a separate article.

In the meantime, the 5/24 rule may not be lucky for some people today; but the 8/22 rule — at least in 2011 — was rather fortunate for me.

Photograph ©2011 by Brian Cohen.

2 thoughts on “The Official Opening of the Delta Sky Club on Concourse D in Atlanta — Five Years Ago Today”

  1. MG says:

    When did Boarding Area start allowing posts that do not discuss credit cards?

    But in all seriousness, it’s nice to read a piece that isn’t littered with shameless hot links to a credit card.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I could not help but laugh when I read that, MG — and I needed that laugh.

      Thank you so much!

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