I haven’t been in a Sky Club in a couple weeks so I haven’t been able to witness the change that was supposed to take effect May 15, but the story is that Sky Clubs will now have Gordon’s liquor for free, but will charge for other liquor.
Now, I used to belong to the Sky Club for the free drinks when I first joined (part of the reason why I changed from the Red Carpet Club to the Crown Room Club years ago), but now I don’t drink too much anymore. I think I’m Delta’s target Sky Club member. This change doesn’t affect me much, but to others this is a huge change and I’m sure many will be reevaulating their membership. Will I change? It depends on the state of things in February of next year when my membership is up. I will definitely check out the US Airways club and if they have made improvements to the program I might join it since it’s at my local airport.
Points, Miles & Martinis also points out that instead of complimentary Heiniken and Blue Moon (and I’m assuming Sweet Water at the ATL clubs) only Budweiser and Miller will continue to be free.