Struggling to fit everything in? Increase your baggage allowance with prepaid Extra Bags.
Sometimes you need to take a bit more baggage than what’s permitted in your free allowance, that’s why we introduced prepaid Extra Bags - the opportunity to purchase extra baggage before you travel and save on the airport excess baggage rates.
Check out the table below for an example in New Zealand Dollars showing the difference between purchasing Prepaid Extra Bags and paying excess baggage at the airport.
|1st Prepaid||2nd Prepaid||1st Airport||2nd Airport|
|All Domestic New Zealand Flights||$30||$50||$60||$100|
|Flights between New Zealand & Australia and the Pacific Islands excluding travel between Perth, Honolulu or Denpasar||$55||$95||$120||$200|
|Flights between New Zealand & Perth, Honolulu or Denpasar||$95||$145||$200||$250|
|All long-haul flights excluding London||$95||$145||$200||$250|
|Flights between New Zealand & London||$155||$195||$200||$250|
|All non Air New Zealand destinations||-||-||$200||$250|
Purchasing Extra Bags
You can purchase Extra Bags online when making your booking, or by adding them to an existing flight booking. Alternatively, you can call the Contact Centre (service fees may apply) or speak to your travel agent.
Extra Bags are available on selected Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia operated flights providing the fare you have selected includes a checked baggage allowance. If you have purchased a Seat fare you will first need to upgrade to a Seat + Bag fare before you can purchase Extra Bags. Please note that Extra Bags are not available to purchase for international multistop itineraries booked online.
You can purchase Extra Bags to a maximum of 3 checked bags per person including your free allowance and any additional frequent flyer benefit. Infants are not entitled to purchase extra bags.
Please note: If booking online with multiple travellers, Extra Bags will be spread across passengers to ensure the most cost effective allocation but you will need to check in together to make sure the extra baggage allowance is recognised.
Overweight, oversize and domestic pet charges apply in addition to prepaid Extra Bag charges where applicable. These charges can only be paid at the airport, however you can pre-pay the excess charge if that item is additional to your free allowance.
Airpoints™ and Koru members allowances
If you’re an Airpoints Gold Elite / Gold or Koru members your current free additional baggage allowance still applies to a maximum of 3 checked in bags, so please take this into consideration before purchasing Extra Bags. View a summary table of these changes here.
So, if you've got a booking but are struggling to fit everything in, add Extra Bags.
Terms and Conditions: Extra Bags are only available on Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia operated flights. Extra Bags will not be available on codeshare and flights operated by other partner airlines. Due to operational requirements and load restrictions, some Air New Zealand flights will not offer the Extra Bags option. The total checked baggage allowance for any passenger is 3 pieces, including Extra Bags and free baggage allowance included in the fare. The maximum weight for a bag is 23kg (50lbs). Read the full Extra Bags Terms and Conditions.