Excess baggage charges

Excess baggage charges apply when a traveller's checked-in baggage exceeds the free allowance by the number of pieces permitted.

The US Department of Transport requires that the baggage allowances that apply at the beginning of a journey will apply for the entire journey when the point of departure or final destination is a point in the US.

In most instances Air New Zealand baggage allowances will apply to your entire journey, however if a carrier other than Air New Zealand is operating the first international sector of your journey which is also the longest sector in the journey their baggage allowances may apply, this is known as the "Most Significant Carrier" (MSC).

When Air New Zealand is not the most significant carrier in your journey please refer to the other airline's website for information on their baggage allowances and charges.

You may also wish to contact our Air New Zealand Contact Centre or your local Air New Zealand Holidays Store / Travelcentre for additional information regarding whose allowances and charges apply.

If you are travelling with excess baggage, please remember to allow sufficient time to complete the necessary formalities at check-in and also remember your excess baggage will be carried subject to space availability on your flight. As an alternative to paying excess baggage charges you may wish to consider sending any clothes or personal items as unaccompanied baggage.

Other airlines' websites