Enjoy even more choice with Seat Select.
Whether all you're after is the chance to pick your seat in advance, get more space or a better location on the aircraft, Seat Select gives you the choice to secure the seat you want on Air New Zealand operated flights.
If you’re one of the 70% of customers who already have access to free Standard Seating as part of your fare or Airpoints™ Status, you will continue to get this benefit. With Paid Seat Select you also have the option to purchase a Preferred or Exit Row Seat.
Remember, if you don’t select your seat in advance, one will be allocated to you at check-in.
A Standard Seat allows you to take comfort in choosing your seat.
If you’re flying on a long-haul international flight, The Works or Works Deluxe fare on Tasman and Pacific Island flights or on our domestic Smart Saver or Flexi fares you can choose a Standard Seat selection for free. If you're a Gold Elite, Gold or Koru member, please see section below for more information.
If you’re travelling on a domestic grabaseat, grabaseat + bag, Tasman and Pacific Island Seat or Seat + Bag fares you can purchase a Standard Seat in advance using paid Seat Select.
If you don’t Seat Select in advance, your seat will be allocated to you at check-in.
Enjoy more leg-room, a better location on board or both with Preferred Seating. You’ll also get priority boarding privileges for an even more relaxing journey.
Exit Row Seat
Stretch out and enjoy the extra space that an Exit Row Seat provides as well as priority boarding privileges. Please note that there are some requirements that must be met to sit in an Exit Row. Read more.
Bassinet Row Seats
If you're travelling with an infant, paid bassinet seating* is a reassuring option for parents. Some seats in the bassinet rows have bassinet fittings for infants under 8 months and weighing less than 11.8kgs/26lbs, subject to availability. If you don't secure a bassinet during booking, we'll still endeavour to allocate one to you at the airport if one is still available.
As a Gold Elite, Gold or Koru member, you will enjoy access to complimentary premium seating. You'll find Premium Seating towards the front of our cabins on most Air New Zealand flights. Premium seating includes the Space+ zone on our domestic jet services and international A320 services and is independent from the Preferred and Exit Row seating options.
Please note, when travelling on trans-Tasman or Pacific Island flights, Gold Elite, Gold and Koru members need to book The Works to request premium seats in advance online.
If completing the booking online, it's important that members are either logged in or have submitted their Airpoints number on the Traveller Details page to ensure access to premium seating and the correct Seat Select options.
If there are any Preferred or Exit Row Seats still available 48 hours before travel, Gold Elite, Gold and Koru members will be able to select these free of charge as an additional benefit.
Gold Elite, Gold and Koru members travelling on our domestic Night Rider flights between Auckland and Wellington will not be able to request premium seats in advance. Find out more about our Night Rider services.
Seat Select offers great value options to secure a bit extra, so check out the pricing below. From prices displayed are one-way per journey sector and are in New Zealand Dollars.
|Flight Type||Standard||Preferred||Exit Row||Bassinet Row|
|Domestic New Zealand||$5||$10||$10||Not available|
|Tasman and Pacific||$10||$20||$20||$20|
|Long-haul International**||No charge||$30||$75||$25|
How do I Seat Select?
It's simple, and there are several ways to Seat Select.
- While you are making a booking online.
- After you've made a booking, either retrieve your booking directly or log in to myairnz, access an existing booking and add Seat Select.
- Through the Contact Centre (service fees apply).
* Bassinets are available on services operated by 777-200, 777-300, 747 and 767 aircraft.
** Please note Air New Zealand flights between Auckland and London contain two sectors, the prices in the table above are the cost to upgrade on a single sector.
Seat Select is only available on Air New Zealand operated flights and all Seat Select types are subject to availability. Prices quoted above are from prices only and are based on a per flight sector basis.