Delta’s holiday offer for joining on renewing the Sky Club membership is back. You can get 1500 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQM’s) or 2 months added to your membership for renewing between November 1 and December 31, 2012. You can access this offer here.
You can use promotional code SC2MO to get 2 free months or SCMQM to get the 1500 MQM’s.
The price of the membership depends the status that you have with Delta SkyMiles. Note that Diamond members get a complimentary Sky Club status based on their status.
The paid Sky Club membership gives you an access to all Delta’s lounges and some partner ones as well. You can access the lounge list here. Make sure that you choose Delta Sky Club membership on that page to see the lounges that the membership allows you to access.
If you are short of qualifying to Medallion status at Gold, Platinum, or Diamond level, it might make sense to purchase the paid lounge membership just for the extra MQM’s. Please note that Delta is most likely going to launch a program to buy MQM’s before the end of the year just like they did in 2011.
If you fly a lot with Delta and doesn’t have access to the Sky Club based on the status or the credit card you have, it makes sense to buy the Club membership. I have done it in the past with Delta, United, and American.
Club access gives you a place to sit down (hopefully) and an adult beverage or two. The clubs normally have customer service personnel that can help you with rebookings etc. in case of irregular operations.