Earning Airpoints Dollars™ on your everyday spend.
Airpoints credit cards are another smart way to earn Airpoints Dollars. As well as earning Airpoints Dollars from what you spend on your Airpoints credit card, selected cards have a range of additional benefits. See the Airpoints Credit Card Comparison Table to veiw the benefits by card.
- Status Points Earning
- Airpoints Joining Fee Waiver
- Annual Airpoints Account Fee Waiver
- Airpoints Advance
- Extended Gifting
- Non Expiry
- Koru Joining Fee Waiver
- Koru Annual Membership Discount
- Airpoints Family
- Go Fly Thursday
- Complimentary Koru Lounge Pass
- Complimentary Domestic Flight
Spending on your credit card will earn Status Points which could help you retain your current Airpoints status or help you move up to Silver, Gold or Gold Elite status.
You can earn up to half the Status Points you need to reach or maintain your Silver or Gold Airpoints tier status by making purchases on your credit card. To be eligible for a tier status change from Gold to Gold Elite, at least 900 Status Points need to come from taking qualifying Air New Zealand flights. To maintain Gold Elite tier status, at least 810 Status Points need to come from taking qualifying Air New Zealand flights.
Every flight ticketed and operated by Air New Zealand and many Star Alliance flights you catch, counts towards your Airpoints tier status. Reward Travel booked in classes (X,I); flights in travel industry classes (N,R); and free tickets, prize competition tickets and tickets purchased using Fly Buys points are not eligible to earn Status Points or credit towards tier status.
The Airpoints joining fee is waived for the Airpoints credit cardholder. The cardholders joining fee is unable to be refunded if it has already been paid to Air New Zealand.
If you have your Airpoints account linked to an Airpoints credit card the annual Airpoints account fee will be waived.
Airpoints Advance allows you to access a few extra Airpoints Dollars if you don't have quite enough for a reward. You just need to be an Airpoints member who is the nominated earner for a qualifying Airpoints Direct Earn credit card. You'll pay no fees to use it, and no interest on the advanced Airpoints Dollars.
When you next earn Airpoints Dollars, if you have used your Airpoints Advance, your Airpoints Advance will be paid back first. If you hold more than one Airpoints Dollars Direct Earn credit card, you're entitled to an Airpoints Advance for the card which has the higher Airpoints Advance limit.
With Extended Gifting you can use your Airpoints Dollars to gift rewards to two people outside your household each year. You can also gift as many other rewards s you want to people living at the same address as you (Extended Gifiting excludes companion tickets).
Giftees may be nominated during the first 12 month period after opening the account, with these nominations automatically expiring at the end of that 12 month period. Giftees will need to be nominated or re-nominated in every 12 month period thereafter. This offer is not cumulative with any other gifting rights under the Airpoints Programme (including gifting rights available to Gold or Gold Elite Airpoints members).
Your Airpoints Dollars will never expire as long as you hold an Airpoints credit card. This benefit is only available to Airpoints Programme Members who are the Airpoints Dollars nominated earner for the account while they remain the nominated earner. Any unexpired Airpoints Dollars you earned before you became an Airpoints credit cardholder also get included.
Airpoints Dollars will expire in accordance with terms and conditions of the Airpoints programme when the cardholder ceases to be a cardholder and/or the nominated earner.
If you're not already a Koru member, with certain Airpoints credit card, your Koru joining fee for personal membership (usually $255) can be waived. This fee will not be refunded if it has already been paid to Air New Zealand.
If you're not already a Koru member, you'll also enjoy a reduced annual individual membership discount of $145 (to just $361) for as long as you hold the Card. This offer can only be used in conjunction with one year Koru memberships for individuals.
Airpoints Family allows you to combine Airpoints Dollars by setting up an Airpoints Family account. You can then use these combined Airpoints Dollars to buy Air New Zealand Flights, Star Alliance flights or other rewards.
To add members to the Airpoints Family, the Family Enabler may invite up to four family or close friends, of which two may live at a different address to the Family Enabler. The Airpoints Dollars are shared between all of the Airpoints Family members and the Family Enabler or any of the Family Spenders in your Airpoints Family are able to spend your individual Airpoints Dollars balance. All of your individual Airpoints Dollars earnings and redemptions can be viewed by all other members in your Airpoints Family. When you spend from the Airpoints Family the oldest Airpoints Dollars are spent first.
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A cardholder will be entitled to two complimentary one time Koru lounge passes if the cardholder spends $15,000 or more using their Go Fly credit card.
With this special benefit, each membership year you will receive a complimentary direct domestic return flight with Air New Zealand, valued at up to $250.
Air New Zealand Airpoints Programme terms and conditions apply. Airpoints Dollars earning and redemption rates and Status Points earning rates are subject to change without notice. This information is intended for Airpoints Programme Members who reside in New Zealand.