The Qantas Hong Kong Lounge is just one of the lounges eligible passengers can access when travelling on a oneworld airline from Hong Kong. While the lounge operated by Qantas is less impressive than those of Cathay Pacific, it’s by no means a bad space to spend a couple of hours before your flight.

Location and Access

The Qantas Hong Kong Lounge is very well located. It’s easily accessible from security and is located on level 7, above gate 15. This is the designated lounge for eligible passengers travelling with American Airlines, British Airways, Japan Airlines or Qantas. In practice, any eligible passenger on a oneworld airline is able to use the Qantas Lounge. Of course, this means you’re also able to use the Cathay Pacific options too.

Qantas Hong Kong Lounge

Access is possible if you are flying with a oneworld airline in Business Class or First Class. Alternatively, if you hold Sapphire or Emerald status and are travelling with a oneworld airline, you’ll also be able to enter. These members can also take a guest.

The Space

The Qantas Hong Kong Lounge feels fairly open and has a number of different areas. These include various seating spaces as well as a bar and dining area. While the decor doesn’t match the standards of the Cathay Pacific Pier Lounge, it’s still a modern and well designed space.

Qantas Hong Kong Lounge

Unlike Cathay Pacific, Qantas have one lounge and there is no differentiation between Business and First Class. This said, I’d rate the lounge at a higher standard than a typical Business Class lounge, such as those of British Airways in Heathrow or Gatwick.

Qantas Hong Kong Lounge

Due to its fairly large size, we didn’t struggle to find somewhere to sit despite visiting an hour or so before a Qantas flight was due to depart. There are plenty of comfortable sofas and chairs, and if you’re visiting during daylight, great views of the airport apron.

Qantas Hong Kong Lounge

Ample power plugs can be found throughout the lounge and the wifi connection was reliable. While we didn’t try them out, there are also showers available should you want to use them.

Food and Drinks

The quality of food and drinks at the Qantas Hong Kong Lounge is good. While I still prefer the food available in the Cathay Pacific Wing or Pier Lounge, Qantas have made a solid effort. There is a large self-service buffet area and this included a number of different salad options, as well as hot choices.

The options themselves were fairly varied and all of the ones we sampled were good. They were also far more interesting than those you’d find at most airport lounges.

Qantas Hong Kong Lounge

Throughout the lounge there are various areas to get drinks. Various soft options as well as wines and an Australian sparkling wine are available to self-pour. If you’re looking for something a little more, there’s also a bar, which had a very good selection of spirits.


The Qantas Hong Kong Lounge is a very good option if you’re travelling through Hong Kong. If it wasn’t for the fact that this is Cathay Pacific’s hub, and their lounges are some of the best in the world, it’d perhaps seem a little more impressive.

The space is well designed, and the food and drink options are particularly strong. While I’d certainly not feel hard done by spending a couple of hours in the Qantas lounge before catching a flight, I’d still always opt for the Cathay Pacific lounges – both the Business and First Class options.