There are few joys in life greater than those found in travel. It broadens the mind and enriches the soul. Exploring different cultures and seeing amazing new places? Thrilling! Jet lag, on the other hand? Not so much.

And then there’s the airport. Finding ways to occupy your time while waiting for your boarding call can be a challenge — especially if your flight has been delayed. Here are a few suggestions:

Go shopping

Depending on the size of the airport, your options might be limited, but many larger airports are akin to shopping malls where you’ll find stores and kiosks selling everything from books and souvenirs to high-end fashions and perfumes. If you’re crossing an international border, then of course the duty-free shop is a must-visit.

JFK Entrance

Indulge in a bit of self-care

Travel can be tough on the body and mind. Fortunately, a number of airports feature spaces where weary travelers can relax and unwind.
Perhaps you only have time for a quick chair massage, or maybe you can indulge in a more extensive spa experience. Either way, consider taking the opportunity to pamper yourself.

Grab a drink or a bite

Sure, you could grab coffee and a sandwich from a multinational chain, but why not go for something different? Even if you’re just passing through, many airports offer the opportunity to eat and drink like a local, with regional specialties or local craft beers.

Explore the airport itself

Some airports are architectural marvels while others impress through their sheer size, but it is always worthwhile to take a leisurely stroll and see what makes each one distinctive.

Enjoy a good read

On the other hand, some of us prefer to sit down with a newspaper or magazine and catch up on the latest in news, sports or entertainment while we wait. Now American Express Platinum, Business Platinum, Corporate Platinum, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve* and Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business* Card Members will receive complimentary access to thousands of periodicals on PressReader when visiting an American Express Centurion Lounge
at the following airports:

    • Charlotte Douglas International (CLT)
    • Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW)
    • Denver International (DEN)
    • George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)
    • John F. Kennedy International (JFK)
    • Harry Reid International (LAS)
    • LaGuardia (LGA)
    • London Heathrow (LHR)
    • Miami International (MIA)
    • Philadelphia International (PHL)
    • Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA)
    • San Francisco International (SFO)

Travelers who visit an Escape Lounges — The Centurion® Studio Partner also have access to PressReader.

And if you haven’t quite finished with that gripping article in The Atlantic by boarding time, that’s not a problem. Travelers can download content through the PressReader app and read on their flight or beyond.

At PressReader, we like to think we’re doing our part to make travel just a little bit more awesome.