Review: Delta Sky Club at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Delta Air Lines opened its own lounge at Tokyo Haneda in July 2022, after an over two-year delay. Last month, I finally had a chance to check it out as part of a quick trip to South Korea. In fact, creating an opportunity to visit the airline’s sole lounge outside the US was the main reason behind the trip.

Continue reading to see what the 9,000-square-foot Delta Sky Club was like. Long story short, it did not disappoint!

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda
Delta Sky Club at Tokyo Haneda Airport.

Location & Opening Hours

The Delta Sky Club at Tokyo Haneda Airport can be found airside (i.e. behind security and immigration checks) in Terminal 3.

To get there, turn left once you go through immigration and continue past gate 114 which is the left-most gate in the main part of the terminal. Also, walk past the terminal’s transit hotel.

At that point, you should see a sign pointing to “Lounges” on your left side.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Location
The lounge is easy to find.

The lounge is on the terminal’s fifth floor, which is two floors above the main departures level.

The Delta Sky Club is right next to the JAL Sakura Lounge Sky View. It is also in the same area but one floor above ANA’s lounges and the regular JAL Sakura Lounge, as well as one floor below the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Location
If you have trouble finding the lounge, the map above flight information displays shows the location of all lounges.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Location
The lounge is right next to JAL Sakura Lounge Sky View.

Haneda’s Delta Sky Club is open every day from 10AM until 8:30PM.

The relatively short opening hours cover all Delta departures out of the airport. However, the lounge is closed at the time some other SkyTeam members’ flights, like Korean Air’s, China Eastern’s, and Air France’s morning flights, depart.

Entry Requirements

There are several ways in which you can access the Delta Sky Club at Tokyo Haneda.

Passengers traveling in business class on Delta Air Lines (Delta One) or any other SkyTeam member airline can use the lounge before their departure. The opening hours, as mentioned above are something to be mindful of in the latter case.

Per the standard SkyTeam lounge access policy, the lounge can also be used by SkyTeam Elite Plus status holders traveling on the alliance’s member airlines in premium economy and economy within 24 hours. That’s how I was able to enter the lounge.

Lastly, the lounge can be accessed by Delta Sky Club membership holders and holders of select credit cards.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Entrance
Entrance.

Lounge Tour

Entering the lounge, there were a couple of reception counters, as well as a couple of automated check-in kiosks.

Initially, I was turned away by the staff and told to go to the JAL lounge which is the lounge “assigned” to the 2AM Korean Air flight I was taking. However, after explaining that I should also be able to use the Delta Sky Club as a Sky Team Elite Plus member and the staff confirming a manual or some other document, I was let in.

Right behind the reception area was a customer service desk.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Customer Service
Customer service desk partition.

Across from the customer service desk, but separated from it and the reception area by a wooden partition, was the lounge’s staffed bar.

Like the rest of the lounge, it looked great.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Bar
Bar.

Proceeding further, there was the main part of the lounge which consisted of a wide variety of seating options and a buffet area along its inner wall.

Along the windows were mostly rows of lounge chairs in pairs facing each other.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Seating
Lounge chairs along the windows.

Away from the windows, the seating was much more varied.

There were wavy benches lined with tables and chairs. There were also counters facing the windows, as well as a communal table that stepped up halfway through from regular to counter height.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Seating
Benches near the entrance.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Seating
More benches.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Seating
Some of the tables also had a chair across from the bench.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Seating
Counter.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Seating
Bar-height counter.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Seating
Communal table.

Lastly, there were some more lounge chairs and sofa chairs, as well as boxed sofas for two (some facing each other, essentially creating a box for four people).

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Seating
Sofa and lounge chairs.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Seating
Interesting sofa chair design.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Seating
Sofa chairs.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Seating
Sofas.

The buffet (and noodle bar) ran along almost the entire length of this seating area.

I will talk about the food and drink selection in detail in the next section of this review.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Buffet
Buffet.

The very back of the main seating area extended into a more business-themed part of the lounge. That part was lined with windows overlooking the apron too.

In other words, the lounge offered an amazing 270-degree or so view of the airport.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda View
View toward gates 140-149.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda View
View toward the main part of Terminal 3.

In the left corner of the business section was a conference table with six seats.

Then there were a few red leather sofas and sofa chairs running along the windows, similar to those in the main part of the lounge.

Lastly, behind the corner were a printer, three counters each with a couple of seats, three booths for one, and two fully enclosed workstations. One of the workstations fit one person while the other allowed two people to talk in privacy.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Conference Table
Conference table.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Seating
Seating in the back of the lounge.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Business Center
Printer and counters.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Business Center
Business area.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Meeting Booth
Meeting booth.

As can be expected from a newly opened lounge, power outlets, as well as USB-A charging ports, were plentiful throughout the lounge.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Power Outlet
Power outlet and USB ports.

There was also a small selection of magazines near the entrance.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Magazines
Reading materials.

In addition to nicely designed restrooms, there were also a changing room and five shower suites.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Restroom
Restroom.

Drinks

All of the food and drinks in the lounge could be found spread across four areas – the bar, a drink counter, a noodle bar, and a buffet – located next to each other.

Starting with the bar, there was a selection of cocktails, liquor, wines, sake, and other alcoholic drinks.

Some snacks including pretzels and nuts, as well as hot chocolate with multiple toppings including marshmallows, were available on the bar counter too.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Bar
Alcoholic drinks at the bar.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Bar Menu
Bar menu.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate and snacks.

Continuing to the drink counter, there were beer (Yebisu Premium and Yebisu Premium Black), iced coffee and tea, and water dispensers.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Beer
Beer.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Iced Tea and Coffee
Ice coffee and tea.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Water
Water.

There were also two soft drink dispensers, each with a variety of sodas (Coke, tonic, ginger ale, etc.) and non-sparkling drinks (Calpis, green tea, black tea, etc.).

Cold drink options also included apple juice, orange juice, and detox water in pitchers.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Soda
Sodas and other soft drinks.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Juices
Juices.

Hot drinks included a selection of coffee drinks from an espresso machine and tea.

Over half a dozen different types of Harney & Sons tea bags, as well as Itoen green tea, were available. It was also nice to see Delta provide fresh lemon, honey, and other condiments one could add to their tea.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Coffee
Coffee.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Tea
Tea.

Food

Like with drinks, there was no shortage of food to choose from in the Delta Sky Club at Tokyo Haneda Airport.

Three types of noodles – soy sauce ramen, dandan noodles, and vegetarian ramen – were offered at the noodle bar.

I tried the soy sauce ramen which was a perfect way to start my dinner in the lounge. While the portion was small, I actually appreciated that as it left more space to try some of the items from the buffet next to the noodle bar.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Noodle Bar
Noodle bar menu and condiments.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Ramen
Tokyo ramen.

As for the buffet, there was a salad bar with two types of lettuce and half a dozen other vegetables. Two types of dressing and a variety of other seasonings were available.

Separately, there were three different salads, some cold cuts, and pickles.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Salad
Salad bar.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Appetizers
Salads and cold cuts.

“Ready-to-eat” items included tomato caprese sandwiches, cheeseburger sliders, and cupped chirashi sushi.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Food
Sandwiches and burgers.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Sushi
Cup chirashi sushi.

More substantial dishes included herbed salmon with lemon and breadcrumbs (which was excellent) with a side of sauteed green beans, meatloaf with mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes, and beef curry rice.

There were also miso and corn soups.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Hot Meal
Green beans and salmon.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Hot Meal
Mashed potatoes and meatloaf.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Soup and Curry
Soups and curry.

Lastly, desserts and snacks included:

  • Fruits, both cut (orange, grapefruit, and pineapple) and whole (apples, bananas, and mandarin oranges)
  • Two types of mochi
  • Matcha jelly
  • Four types of cakes
  • Jars with pretzels, jelly beans, candies, cookies, etc. (à la Lufthansa)
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Fruits
Fruits.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Desserts
Desserts.
Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Snacks
Snacks.

Service

Based on my interaction at the reception when trying to get into the lounge, I would not have guessed that I would be writing this section. However, once inside the lounge, the level of service was great (so great, in fact, that I decided to add this section to a lounge review for the first time).

Throughout my less than 90-minute stay in the lounge, the staff passed through the lounge numerous times.

First, the staff went around offering a variety of snacks (Kit Kat, mixed nuts, etc.) from a basket.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Nuts
Mixed nuts.

Then the staff went around with a tray of hot apple cider, approaching each guest with something along the lines of “It’s getting cold outside, so we thought we would offer you some hot apple cider.”

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Hot Apple Cider
Hot apple cider.

Finally, the staff went around handing out small gift packets containing rusk, a tea bag, and a thank you card with the words “Thank you very much for coming today. This is a small gift from us.”

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Gift
Gift (there was a thank you message on the other side).

Separate from the above, the staff was also very proactive in trying to make the guests’ experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Among other things, when one of the reception staff members saw me taking a photo of the reception area when leaving, she offered to take a photo of me in front of the Delta Sky Club sign.

Delta Sky Club Tokyo Haneda Summary

As you can probably tell by now, I really enjoyed my visit to the Delta Sky Club at Tokyo Haneda. While I was going in with fairly high expectations, the lounge easily exceeded them.

There was plenty of seating of all types (although the lounge is likely more crowded earlier in the day), the food and drink selection was above average (with the noodle bar being a nice bonus), the dishes that I tried were tasty, and the lounge offered excellent views of the airport.

Add the warm service (other than at the reception when trying to get into the lounge) into the mix and the Delta Sky Club is, in my opinion, the best lounge at Tokyo Haneda, perhaps even including ANA and JAL’s first class lounges. It is also one of my favorite lounges from those I visited overall.

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