When you want to take more baggage than your fare allows, Prepaid Extra Bags are the smartest and cheapest solution. If you wait until you get to the airport, you’ll pay excess baggage rates that are much higher than the prepaid cost.

Prepaid Extra Bags can be added to your booking online up to three hours before an international flight or up to 30 minutes before a domestic flight.

Airpoints™ Elite, Gold and Koru members are entitled to additional baggage benefits at no charge. Please consider this before purchasing Prepaid Extra Bags.

How to purchase Prepaid Extra Bags

Online

Contact centre

Travel agent

  • Speak to your travel agent who made your flight booking

Prepaid Extra Bags charges

  1st Extra Bag
2nd Extra Bag
Domestic New Zealand Flights $30 $50
Flights to/from Australia (includes Virgin Australia) and the Pacific, except Perth, Honolulu and Bali $55 $95
Flights to/from Perth, Honolulu and Bali $95 $145
Flights to/from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver
(for travel from 29 Feb 2016, terms and conditions apply)
$1 -
Long-haul flights, except London $95 $145
Flights to/from London $155 $195

Other things you should know

Prepaid Extra Bags don’t apply to Seat Only fares and can’t be purchased for international multistop itineraries booked online. There is a maximum of three checked-in bags per person. Infants can’t purchase Prepaid Extra Bags.

If you’re booking online with multiple travellers, Prepaid Extra Bags will be spread across passengers to ensure you pay the lowest cost possible. You will need to check in together.

Charges for overweight, oversize and sporting items depend on their weight and size. More about overweight, oversize and sporting items.

Frequently asked questions

Here are some links to more Prepaid Extra Bags information.

Prepaid Extra Bags FAQs
Extra Bags Terms and Conditions