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Long security checks, banning of electronic goods and the queues at immigration mean the golden age of flight is well and truly over. But we can dream – and Dublin Airport’s new 51st and Green lounge might help ease the stress. While it’s on Irish soil, it is under US jurisdiction, so when you land in America, you have already cleared immigration. This liberation is being celebrated with art collective Acrylicise’s installation of more than 600 mirror metal paper planes, swirling in a dizzying vortex above your head.

 

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