Frequent flyer tier benefits

Interested in the benefits that come with our frequent flyer tiers? Find out about Silver, Gold and Elite privileges.

The more you fly with us, the more benefits come your way, including the use of lounges, priority check-in and boarding, extra baggage allowance and other helpful travel extras treats, such as hotel and rental car vouchers.  Check out the tiers below.

Silver

Silver tier benefits include upgrades, lounge access e-vouchers and discounted Business Class fares. Find out more 

Gold

When you achieve Gold tier status, you can look forward to additional benefits, such as extra baggage allowance, Star Alliance lounge access and priority check-in. Find out more

Elite

Enjoy a wide array of travel privileges to make every travel experience seamless, including extra lounge and upgrade privileges. Find out more

Elite Partner

Elite members can nominate a family member or friend to become their Elite Partner. Unique to Air New Zealand this is a special initiative which offers a range of special privileges when travelling on Air New Zealand flights. Find out more about Elite Partner benefits

 
Lounge access (Air New Zealand) 

2* 

Full Access 

Full Access

 
Complementary frequent flyer seating 

Yes 

Yes

 
Upgrade - Recognition Upgrade

1 per year

2 per year

2 per year

 
Upgrade - Short-haul Recognition Upgrade

-

-

1 per year

 
Upgrade - OneUp Upgrades upweighting

10%

30%

50%

 
Baggage allowance - Carry-on

-

1 extra

1 extra

 
Baggage allowance - Checked

-

1 extra

1 extra

 
Star Alliance benefits - Lounge access

-

Yes

Yes

 
Star Alliance benefits - Priority check-in

-

Yes

Yes

 
Star Alliance benefits - Extra baggage allowance

-

Yes

Yes

 
Star Alliance benefits - Priority boarding

-

Yes

Yes

 
Extra benefits - Hotel voucher

-

Yes^

Yes

 
Extra benefits - Car rental voucher

-

Yes^

Yes

 
Extra benefits - Complimentary valet parking

-

-

Yes

 
Extra benefits - Status Point Roll Over

-

-

Yes

 
Extra benefits - Elite banked year

-

-

Yes

 
Extra benefits - Elite threshold gifts

-

-

Yes

* Airpoints Silver members receive 2 lounge single use lounge passes per tier membership year.
^ Airpoints Gold members may choose between either a hotel or car rental voucher as part of their membership benefits. 
** Elite, Gold and Koru members are among the first in line for any available Premium Seating on Air New Zealand flights. Premium Seating is available towards the front of our cabins.

See the Airpoints Terms and Conditions for full programme details.

Visit the dedicated Virgin AustraliaCathay PacificEtihad, and Virgin Atlantic pages to see the benefits you receive  when travelling on an Air New Zealand flight number on these airlines.