If you are an Australian Elite member, check the Australian Elite Airpoints Dollar Upgrade chart for Airpoints Dollar rates.

It is important to remember that Elite Airpoints Dollar Upgrades are subject to confirmation in advance if upgrade seats are available. If not confirmed prior to day of travel, upgrades may be confirmed at the airport if seats are available.

Routes operated by B777's and B787 aircrafts feature Economy, Premium Economy and Business Premier offering

One way journey between Economy to Premium Economy
Standby Upgrades
Premium Economy to Business Premier Standby Upgrades
New Zealand and
Western Australia
180 360
Honolulu/Tahiti 180 360
Asia 220 480
The Americas 220 480
London* - -
Los Angeles and:
London 220 480

* Please note: Elite Airpoints Dollar Upgrade requests on flights between New Zealand and London are purchased on a sector basis via Los Angeles.

Routes featuring an Economy and Business offering

One way journey between Economy to Business Standby Upgrade
New Zealand and:
Eastern Australia 250
Western Australia 450
Pacific Islands (excluding Honolulu and Tahiti) 250
Bali 430
Honolulu/Tahiti 430
Asia 450
Intra Pacific (including Tahiti):

Pacific Islands (including Tahiti) and:
Los Angeles 330
Eastern Australia


Zone Key

Zone Cities/Countries included in Zone
Eastern Australia Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney, Norfolk Island, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast
Western Australia Perth
Pacific Islands Apia, Nadi, Noumea, Rarotonga, Tongatapu
Bali Bali
Asia Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore
The Americas Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver, Buenos Aires


See the Airpoints Terms and Conditions for full programme details.