If you have purchased a ticket on Air New Zealand or selected Star Alliance carriers you may be able to use your Airpoints Dollars™ to upgrade and enjoy a little luxury inflight.

There are a range of upgrade opportunities for Airpoints members – check out the table below for a summary of options available to you.

  Recognition Upgrades Elite Short Haul Recognition Upgrades Elite Airpoints Dollar Upgrades OneUp™ Upgrades Star Alliance Upgrades
Overview One cabin class upgrades which are a benefit for our most frequent flyers. These upgrades are available when travelling internationally.

Can be requested at any time prior to travel (but we recommend requesting at time of booking).
Elite Short Haul Recognition Upgrades are one cabin class upgrades on short haul routes between New Zealand and Australia or the Pacific Islands (this does not include medium haul flights to Perth, Honolulu, Bali or between Sydney and Rarotonga).

Can be requested at any time prior to travel (but we recommend requesting at time of booking).

Special benefit for Elite members only.
Elite Airpoints Dollar Upgrades are set upgrade rates available on international Air New Zealand flights for Elite members only.

Single class upgrades that can be confirmed 355 days prior to the scheduled flight if upgrade seats available.

Request at time of booking.
Air New Zealand’s upgrade system that gives Airpoints members the opportunity to place an 'offer' for the chance to move up one cabin class when travelling internationally.

Request at time of booking or a minimum of 7 days prior to travel.
Upgrades available on selected Star Alliance carriers.

Request at time of booking.

See rates here.
Elite
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Elite members receive 2 single class Recognition Upgrades per membership year. Upgrades are confirmed up to 355 days prior to scheduled flight if upgrade seats available.
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Elite members receive 1 single class Elite Short Haul Recognition Upgrade per membership year. Upgrades are confirmed up to 355 days prior to scheduled flight if upgrade seats available.

Unlimited

Your offer will be upweighted by 50%
Gold
Gold members receive 2 single class Recognition Upgrades per membership year. Upgrades are confirmed from 6 days prior to scheduled flight if seats available, after Elite upgrade requests are processed.

Not available
Cross.
Not available

Your offer will be upweighted by 30%

Silver
Silver members receive 1 single class Recognition Upgrade per membership year. Upgrades are confirmed from 6 days prior to scheduled flight if seats available, after Gold upgrade requests are processed.

Not available

Not available

Your offer will be upweighted by 10%
Airpoints
Not available

Not available

Not available

Please note UK Passenger Duty charges on upgrades from the UK apply. For more information, read our FAQs.