Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Premier
To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend that you arrange ticket changes prior to the day of travel, we do however sometimes offer on the day upgrades to Premium Economy and / or Business Premier. On the day upgrades are subject to availability and may not be available on every flight. They may only be purchased at check-in as long as the flight is still open for check-in.
Air New Zealand Airpoints and other frequent flyer accrual is based on your original booking class, not the upgraded class of travel.
For Air New Zealand operated flights departing Honolulu, Los Angeles or San Francisco charges range from USD $300 - USD $3500
For Air New Zealand operated flights departing London Heathrow charges range from GBP600 - GBP1970
For Air New Zealand operated flights departing Auckland charges range from NZD500 – NZD4500
Upgrade to Skycouch
If you’re booked to travel on our new Economy long-haul international service, you can choose to upgrade to our Skycouch with this upgrade product option. This option is currently only available on Air New Zealand flights operated by Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
Upgrading to the new Economy Skycouch costs:
From Auckland and Los Angeles or return
3 people in Skycouch USD $200 to USD $500
2 people in Skycouch USD $300 to USD $1500
From Los Angeles and London Heathrow or return
3 people in Skycouch USD $150 to USD $400
2 people in Skycouch USD $200 to USD $1500
Charges are per Skycouch upgrade based on the number of people occupying the space.
Air New Zealand offers its Economy passengers subject to availability, the chance to buy at check-in, a guaranteed extra seat. We call this Twin Seat and it is great if you want to enjoy a little extra room inflight. Twin seat charges.
Inflight Bites Menu
On trans-Tasman and Pacific Island flights a range of snacks are available for purchase in addition to the meal provided with your fare where applicable. Prices range from NZD $1.00 to NZD $9.00
Further details and a detailed menu is available on the Eating and Drinking page.
Eligible children can travel as unaccompanied minors when paying an adult fare, no additional fee applies.
Please refer to children travelling alone for eligible ages and flight details.
Inflight Medical Oxygen
Air New Zealand can supply oxygen using a pulse delivery portable oxygen concentrator or in some instances small oxygen bottles. On some longer sectors it may not be possible to supply small oxygen bottles in which case a “fixed rig” with large capacity bottles will be required, there is a great cost to this as it requires additional seats to install the rig. Charges for oxygen are: