There are plenty of reasons to love Delta Sky Clubs. They’re easily accessed and have plenty of food and drink options. Another perk that’s usually overlooked is the ability to redeem SkyMiles for top-shelf Champagne.
Aside from a variety of wines and well-known beer and liquor brands, Sky Clubs also offer an extensive list of premium drinks, such as Dom Perignon.
Delta has devalued these redemptions, but there are still some reasons to use them. If you’re a frequent flier, this is a great way to start your trip.
Like most airport lounges, Delta Sky Club members can get free drinks and food. But a few years back, Delta launched special drink menus at some of its locations.
Not everyone would agree with using miles for something other than flights. But it is a good deal if you buy a bottle of Champagne or other premium drinks at Delta Sky Clubs.
To get the full benefit of the Sky Club, every SkyMiles used to purchase a drink is worth 1.5 cents, which is more than enough to buy a bottle of Champagne.
Redeeming Delta SkyMiles for Premium Alcohol at Sky Clubs
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Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve been interested in the Delta Sky Club’s premium drinks menu. There are many kinds of wines and spirits, and some of these are exclusive to SkyMiles.
What sparkling wine can you redeem your SkyMiles for?
- Prosecco Brut Minette — $8 per glass, or 400 SkyMiles
- Brut Imperial Moet et Chandan – $14 per glass or 700 SkyMiles
- Authentic Brut Canard-Duchene — $22 per bottle or 1,100 SkyMiles
- Krug – $200 per bottle, or 10,000 SkyMiles Dom Perignon 2006 — $250 per bottle, or 12,500 SkyMiles
- $275 per bottle of Louis Roedeer Cristal, or 13,750 SkyMiles
Delta has updated its Sky Club alcohol menu and some of its pricing. Notably, it has lowered the value per mile that you get when paying with miles.
Even with a 25% devaluation, SkyMiles can still be redeemed for premium alcohol at a value of 1.1 cents apiece. Non-travel redemptions are typically much less valuable.
Some of the notable Champagnes that Delta has on offer are Veuve Clique Yellow Label, Dom Pérignon, and Grey Goose. Other premium drinks include Patron Extra Anjou, and Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
Remember, however, that if you buy an entire bottle, it will only be consumed in the Sky Club.
Buy Champagne With SkyMiles
Delta SkyMiles has some of the most generous welcome bonuses in the industry.
The list of Champagnes that are available in the Delta Sky Club rotates regularly. Some of the bests are a cheap but decent Champagne, such as Dom Perignon.
You can also get a variety of bottles, including a single glass, a half bottle, or the whole thing. They also have specialty cocktail menus.
Here’s what’s available in most Sky Clubs with premium drink service as of August 2021:
- Moet & Chandan Imperial Brut (187ml Split bottle):
- 1,200 SkyMiles or $18 Greet Brut (375ml half bottle):
- 1,000 SkyMiles or $15 Minette Rosé Prosecco (187ml Split bottle):
- 400 SkyMiles or $6 Moet & Chandan Imperial Brut (187ml Split bottle):
- 1,200 SkyMiles or $18 Greet Brut (375ml half bottle
- 2.200 SkyMiles or $33 for a half bottle of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut (375ml).
- J Vineyards Brut (750ml bottle): 3,800 SkyMiles or $57 Scharffenberger Brut Rosé (750ml bottle): 3,200 SkyMiles or $48
- 6,000 SkyMiles or $90 for a 750ml bottle of Veuve Clique Brut.
- 8,000 SkyMiles or $120 for a 750ml bottle of Laurent-Perrier Rosé Brut.
- 13,000 SkyMiles or $195 / 2,600 SkyMiles or $39 for Dom Perignon Brut 2009 (750ml bottle / 5oz glass).
You can also get other premium drinks, such as wine and liquor, through SkyMiles. They also have seasonal cocktail menus and special alcohol selections.
While there’s undeniable value in buying a bottle of Champagne, Delta’s charging quite a bit more than the store price.
Dom Perignon is still a bargain for a bottle of Champagne, even though many people will head straight for the Dom. The Laurent-Perrier Rosé is our favorite.
When ordering, just tell the bartender that you want to order some Champagne and pay with SkyMiles.
Only a few Delta Sky Clubs have a full bar that allows members to buy Champagne with SkyMiles.
THE BAR service is available in most Atlanta Sky Clubs (ATL).
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Some of Delta’s flagship clubs also have full bar services where members can buy alcohol and other premium drinks using SkyMiles.
Although it may not appeal to everyone, this is a more-than-satisfying way to use Delta’s SkyMiles.
Whether you get Delta Sky Club access or a premium-flight ticket, you can still get great Champagne with your SkyMiles. There’s a better deal with a Delta Skyward or not, you can still get great Champagne.