Weary passengers preparing for an overnight flight from Hong Kong may find Qantas’s airport lounge so enticing they forget to board. The lounge, for first and business class, is on Level 7, above the airline’s departure gates, beneath the terminal’s soaring carapace. With views across the tarmac, the lounge is divided into cosy zones and seats 300 in stylish armchairs and banquettes. Neil Perry has designed the menus, including those served at the long bar, a favourite of frequent flyers, where barbecued ducks hang among the bottles and an expert team mixes cocktails and rustles up espressos. A generous buffet — think beef ragout, butter-roasted spuds and a large selection of salads and puddings, including a signature salted caramel cheesecake — is augmented by a la carte plates. And just when you thought you couldn’t eat any more, out come the yum cha trolleys groaning with dumplings. Grab some exercise by walking briskly back and forth the considerable length of the lounge, checking the Aussie footy scores at either end on the huge TVs. Then a hot shower in one of 12 large bathrooms and you’re ready to sleep all the way to your destination. More: qantas.com.