If you have purchased a ticket on Air New Zealand or selected Star Alliance carriers you may be able to use your Airpoints Dollars™ to upgrade and enjoy a little luxury inflight.

There are a range of upgrade opportunities for Airpoints™ members – this page contains a summary of options available to you.

Recognition Upgrades
 
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Long-Haul: Upgrade one cabin class per upgrade voucher on Long Haul sectors. Including services to Perth, Honolulu, Bali and between Sydney and Rarotonga.
Short-Haul: Upgrade from Economy to Business per upgrade voucher. Includes flights between New Zealand and Eastern Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Can be requested at any time prior to travel (but we recommend requesting at time of booking).
Elite Elite members receive 2 Recognition Upgrades per membership year. Upgrades are confirmed up to 355 days prior to scheduled flight if upgrade seats available.
Gold Gold members receive 2 Recognition Upgrades per membership year. Upgrades are confirmed from 6 days prior to scheduled flight if seats available, after Elite upgrade requests are processed.
Silver Silver members receive 1 Recognition Upgrade per membership year. Upgrades are confirmed from 6 days prior to scheduled flight if seats available, after Gold upgrade requests are processed.
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Elite Short-Haul Recognition Upgrades One Elite Short-Haul Recognition Upgrade voucher can be used to move from Economy to Business class on our services between New Zealand and Eastern Australia or the Pacific Islands (excludes flights to Perth, Honolulu, Bali and between Sydney and Rarotonga).

Can be requested at any time prior to travel (but we recommend requesting at time of booking).

Can be confirmed up to 355 days before travel if upgrade seats are available.
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Elite members receive 1 Elite Short Haul Recognition Upgrade per membership year. Upgrades are confirmed up to 355 days prior to scheduled flight if upgrade seats available.
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Elite Airpoints Dollar Upgrades
Long-Haul:
Airpoints Dollars set price upgrade rates available on long-haul Air New Zealand flights for Elite members. Upgrades can be purchased to the next cabin class only (including services to Perth, Honolulu, Papeete, Bali and between Sydney and Rarotonga).

Short-Haul:
Upgrade from Economy to Business at a set rate on sectors between New Zealand and Eastern Australia and the Pacific Islands. Upgrades can also be purchased to the next cabin class on 777 & 787 services.
Can be requested at any time prior to travel (but we recommend requesting at time of booking). Can be confirmed up to 355 days before travel if upgrade seats are available.
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OneUp Upgrades Air New Zealand’s upgrade system that gives Airpoints members the opportunity to place an 'offer' for the chance to move up to the next cabin class when travelling internationally.
Once you've made a booking, you can make an offer by logging in to your account. Offers must be made at least 7 days before your flight's departure.
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Your offer will be upweighted by 50%
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Star Alliance Upgrades Upgrades available on selected Star Alliance carriers.
Request at time of booking.
See rates here.
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Please note UK Passenger Duty charges on upgrades from the UK apply. For more information, read our UK Air Passenger Duty on Upgrades FAQs.