Struggling to fit everything in? Increase your baggage allowance with prepaid Extra Bags.
Sometimes you need to take a bit more baggage than what’s permitted in your free allowance, that’s why we've introduced prepaid Extra Bags - the opportunity to purchase extra baggage before you travel and save on the airport excess baggage rates.
Check out this table for an example in US Dollars showing the difference between purchasing Prepaid Extra Bags and paying excess baggage at the airport.
|1st Prepaid||2nd Prepaid||1st Airport||2nd Airport|
|All Domestic New Zealand Flights||$25||$40|
|Flights between New Zealand/Australia and the Pacific Islands excluding travel between Perth, Honolulu or Denpasar||$45||$75|
|Flights between New Zealand & Perth, Honolulu or Denpasar||$70||$125|
|All Long-Haul flights||$70||$125||$150||$200|
|All non Air New Zealand destinations||$150||$200|
|Flights between Los Angeles/San Francisco/Houston/Vancouver and New Zealand/Australia
(for travel from 29 Feb 2016, terms and conditions apply*)
Purchasing Extra Bags
You can purchase Extra Bags online when making your booking, or by adding them to an existing flight booking. Alternatively, you can call the Contact Centre (service fees may apply) or speak to your travel agent.
Extra Bags are available on selected Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia operated flights providing the fare you have selected includes a baggage allowance. If you have purchased a Seat fare you will first need to upgrade to a Seat + Bag fare before you can purchase Extra Bags. Please note that Extra Bags are not available to purchase for international multistop itineraries booked online.
If booking online with multiple travellers, Extra Bags will be spread across passengers to ensure the most cost effective allocation but you will need to check in together to make sure the extra baggage allowance is recognised.
Overweight and oversize charges apply in addition to prepaid Extra Bag charges where applicable. These charges can only be paid at the airport.
Airpoints™ and Koru members allowances
If you’re an Airpoints Elite, Gold or Koru member your current free additional baggage allowance still applies to a maximum of 3 checked in bags, so please take this into consideration before purchasing Extra Bags. Visit the Paid Seat Select and Prepaid Extra Bags Summary Table for more information and if you've got a booking but are struggling to fit everything in you can retrieve your booking and add Extra Bags.
* Terms & Conditions: $1 extra checked bag applies to new direct Economy class bookings made for travel between Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston & Vancouver and New Zealand and Australia from 29 February 2016. A limit of 1 additional checked bag per person (max 23kgs) at the discounted value applies, no more than 3 checked bags in total per person per booking is permitted. Fares sold to onward points in Canada or the USA are not valid for this offer. Travel to/from any domestic port in New Zealand is included in this offer however any travel which includes an overnight stay or transit of more than 24 hours is excluded.
Extra Bags are only available on Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia operated flights. Extra Bags will not be available on codeshare and flights operated by other partner airlines. Due to operational requirements and load restrictions, some Air New Zealand flights will not offer the Extra Bags option. The total checked baggage allowance for any passenger is 3 pieces, including Extra Bags and free baggage allowance included in the fare. The maximum weight for a bag is 23kg (50lbs).
Read the full Extra Bags Terms and Conditions.