Confession time: I love airport departure lounges. Yet many of the keys to turning your departure lounge waiting-time experience from painful to pleasant haven’t changed since the days of Pan Am and in-flight smoking seats. This beats sitting on a curved seat by the gate fretfully looking at the departure board every 90 seconds. USE THE ON-SITE TESTING CENTRESGet your Covid test at the airport if the country you're visiting allows you to do this. For some reason, there's a sense of detachment when you catch up on world affairs in an airport that’s strangely soothing.