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RDU - DL Sky Club Opens Today 12/1/09  
User currently offlineFlyPIJets From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 912 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4351 times:

http://bit.ly/7RhXGZ


Looks like Delta opened a Sky Club lounge at RDU's new Terminal 2 today. Looks ok. Good news for DL/skyteam flyers, maybe that CDG flight will launch.


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User currently offlineJcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4347 times:

With the financial situation with airlines being what it has been and closing of clubs here and there, this is a nice sign in the opposite direction.

Thanks for the news!


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32781 posts, RR: 72
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4320 times:



Quoting FlyPIJets (Thread starter):
maybe that CDG flight will launch.

I wouldn't hold your breathe on that one.



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User currently offlineFlyPIJets From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 912 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4290 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 2):
I wouldn't hold your breathe on that one.

hehehehe --- I'm not. But, hey, nice lounge to wait and hold your breath if you so desire.



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User currently offlineThegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4178 times:



Quoting FlyPIJets (Thread starter):
maybe that CDG flight will launch.

Doubt it and if so 5 months tops....



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User currently offlinePeachAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 367 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

Photos from todays RDU Sky Club Opening. Enjoy

http://picasaweb.google.com/peachair...1sRgCPvXmbmNzKHxOQ&feat=directlink


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7591 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3900 times:

Nice looking club. Looks very nice and a good addition to the new terminal at RDU. I've been in the Admirals Club at RDU and I think that is a great club too. Both fit well with the size of each airline's operation out of RDU.

I wish they'd update some of the older-style former Worldclubs and Crown Rooms to that style.

Question - I noticed they have a bartender at RDU. Does NC law forbid the self-serve, since I thought that was the direction DL was headed with the Skyclubs were allowed.

Post-merger, DL is now the largest carrier at RDU, with something like 26% of the traffic. No single carrier dominates RDU these days.


User currently offlinePeachAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 367 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3800 times:



Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 6):
Question - I noticed they have a bartender at RDU. Does NC law forbid the self-serve, since I thought that was the direction DL was headed with the Skyclubs were allowed.

You are correct!


User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3743 times:



Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 6):
Question - I noticed they have a bartender at RDU. Does NC law forbid the self-serve, since I thought that was the direction DL was headed with the Skyclubs were allowed.

Yeah just another "old school" law this state has. But in this case it works, the idea of having a bartender makes it a little more personal and exclusive IMO. I think in a smaller scale airport like RDU it also works, people tend to have a little bit more time and the pace is much slower. Perhaps in faster pace airports this would not work; people want to have the flexibility to do as they please on their schedule.



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User currently offlineAVLAirlineFreq From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3727 times:



Quoting MIASkies (Reply 8):
Yeah just another "old school" law this state has

It's also the reason you can't find a mini-bar in a hotel room here in the Old North State.


User currently offlineSimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 916 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

Any news on expanding Sky Clubs (or access) to more locations? Northwest WorldClubs members had access to many other international lounges that Sky Club members can not.

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3663 times:

I think the new SkyClub looks good.. but I'm not sure about those green chairs.. something nice like a Carolina Blue with Dark blue accents would have been much nicer! But it is good to have the 3rd lounge open. Now if DL would only return LAX, SLC, and MSY...

I wonder what RDU will do with their RDU Lounge? I wonder if they will have a Carolina, Duke, and State section? Maybe some NCCU, Shaw, St Aug? Hopefully it will be as big and since as the Admirals/Sky Clubs. And I do hope Star Alliance keep a club at RDU. If not US, then maybe a President's Club?



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User currently offlineFlyPIJets From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 912 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3598 times:



Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 11):
ut I'm not sure about those green chairs.. something nice like a Carolina Blue with Dark blue accents would have been much nicer!

Ahhahahahah.....mmmmm....no

maybe red, for...let's say the Hurricane fans.  duck 



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3587 times:



Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 11):
I think the new SkyClub looks good.. but I'm not sure about those green chairs.. something nice like a Carolina Blue with Dark blue accents would have been much nicer!

Or since its RDU, one section with red chairs, one section with dark blue chairs, and one section with Carolina Blue chairs, and depending on whether you root for NC State, Duke, or UNC, respectively, that determines where you sit, haha.

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 6):
Question - I noticed they have a bartender at RDU. Does NC law forbid the self-serve, since I thought that was the direction DL was headed with the Skyclubs were allowed

Is this in non-hub markets? I've been in SkyClubs in ATL, CVG, MCO, and SLC and they've all had bartenders.


User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3566 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 13):
Or since its RDU, one section with red chairs, one section with dark blue chairs, and one section with Carolina Blue chairs, and depending on whether you root for NC State, Duke, or UNC, respectively, that determines where you sit, haha.

How about nay to all 3. It's an airport not a stadium guys lol



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User currently offlineThegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3509 times:



Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 6):

Post-merger, DL is now the largest carrier at RDU, with something like 26% of the traffic. No single carrier dominates RDU these days.

True, right now when it comes to a/c movements the Eagle jets are still king....but that will change...
Passengers I thought it was Southwest someone correct me if I'm wrong...



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3496 times:



Quoting MIASkies (Reply 14):
How about nay to all 3. It's an airport not a stadium guys lol

Airlines seem to have no problem painting sports teams on their planes, and those planes fly to cities other than the city that the airplane represents. I can't imagine the US Airways Philadelphia Eagles A319 is too popular in New York.  wink  I am a Bengals fan and had to fly on the US Airways Pittsburgh Steelers A319 a couple years ago.  yuck   wink  But the airport is stationary, and does serve one area, with some of the greatest college basketball teams and one of the best NCAA basketball rivalries (UNC and Duke).


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7591 posts, RR: 27
Reply 17, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

I wish they'd reopen the club in DEN.
That is probably now the largest market without a Skyclub currently.

Club consolidating is beginning. In EWR they recently closed the former Worldclub, which was directly across the hall from the Crown Room.

ORD closed their DL club with the move to NW gates
DCA is closing the NW club when they move in the DL gates

LGA still has the 2 clubs in the same terminal, and likely will for a while, since they are both usually very full.

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 13):
Is this in non-hub markets? I've been in SkyClubs in ATL, CVG, MCO, and SLC and they've all had bartenders

The former DL Crown Rooms still have bartenders, like the ones you mentioned, they're all legacy DL clubs.

The former NW Worldclubs are self-serve where allowed by law.
They haven't made the switch yet, but eventually some of the DL clubs that still have bartenders will go self-serve (supposedly).


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