There's some big lounge news out of NOLA this week. Delta opened its new Sky Club airport lounge at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) on Nov. 6. The sparkly lounge is part of MSY's new North Terminal.

Visitors to the lounge will get a full New Orleans experience. Hints of the Big Easy will be found in everything from the lounge's cuisine to its streaming jazz music. In fact, the foodie culture of NOLA is very strong in this lounge. Local treasures like gumbo, oysters and muffuletta sandwiches are part of the lounge's menu. In addition, we know that the expansive bar inside the lounge will be serving seasonal cocktails and beers from local brewers like Abita, Gnarly Barley and Port Orleans. Practical touches like high-speed Wi-Fi and power outlets next to nearly every seat are also included in the lounge's design.

Delta's New Orleans lounge can accommodate around 100 people at once. It is expected that the lounge will host about 700 travelers per day. Those who do get inside will have 4,600 square feet of relaxing space to enjoy.

You'll be able to locate the new Delta Sky Club lounge in New Orleans right at the entrance to Concourse C at MSY's new terminal. The impressive new terminal in New Orleans features three concourses and 35 gates within 972,000 square feet of space. The price tag for the new addition came in at $1.3 billion.

The new Sky Club at New Orleans is just one in a long list of planned lounge projects for Delta. We have word that Salt Lake City is going to be getting a massive Sky Club when the new terminal there opens in 2020. A high-end Sky Club in Los Angeles is also planned for opening in 2022. Both lounges will offer sky decks that treat guests to fantastic airfield views.

Scott Dylan is a contributing writer at and has been to (almost) every country in North, Central and South America with nothing more than a backpack, a laptop and the desire to explore. He speaks Spanish fluently and has logged enough time in planes, trains, rideshares, buses, taxis and rickshaws to know how to rack up rewards and points to get anywhere his heart desires for pennies on the dollar. Email: