Status Points are what determine your tier status.
Once you've reached Gold Elite, Gold or Silver status, you'll enjoy a range of benefits and privileges whenever you travel with Air New Zealand or our Star Alliance Partners.
Earning Status Points
The great thing about Status Points is that you'll earn them on Air New Zealand Flights1 and many Star Alliance partner flights. So even if you're flying on a Smart Saver or grabaseat fare, you can get that little bit closer to the next tier.
Status Points can also earned on select Airpoints credit cards. Find out more information on earning Status Points on Airpoints credit cards.
Calculating Your Status Points
On Air New Zealand flights that don't earn Airpoints Dollars (e.g. Smart Saver and grabaseat), you can earn Status Points at the Discount Economy rate. See the Status Points accrual table for details.
|Status Points Required To Achieve Each Tier Status|
Required to Upgrade
Status Points2 Required
to Retain Tier Status
Gold Elite members can roll over their Status Points earned over and above the qualifying threshold of 1350 Status Points in a membership year to count towards their Status Point balance in the following membership year. For example, if you are a Gold Elite member and you earn 1600 Status Points you will be able to rollover 250 Status Points to count towards your requalification in the next membership year. You can roll over up to 650 Status Points in this way.
If a Gold Elite member earns over 2000 Status Points in a membership year, instead of rolling over Status Points to the next year, they'll automatically receive a complimentary banked year at Gold Elite Tier Status to use in the future. Complimentary banked years will be added to your account on your re-qualification anniversary date and will be stored until they're needed. Status Points that are rolled over from the preceding membership year cannot be used for the purpose of qualifying for a complimentary year at Gold Elite.
You can keep track of the Status Points rollover balance and the number of Gold Elite years you have banked on your myairnz account.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Terms and conditions apply.
1. Air New Zealand flight means a flight ticketed and operated by Air New Zealand or a trans-Tasman flight with an Air New Zealand flight number (eg NZ7000) that is operated by Virgin Australia. Flights booked in conjunction with Airpoints reward classes (X,I), and travel industry classes (N,R) and free tickets, prize competition tickets and tickets purchased using Airpoints Dollars and Fly Buys points are not eligible to earn Status Points or credit towards tier status.
2. Status Points must be earned in a 12 month period to achieve tier status. However, once you achieve a tier status, you only require 90% of those Status Points to retain that status the following year.
5. To Upgrade to Gold Elite at least 900 Status Points must be earned on Air New Zealand Operated Flights. To Retain Gold Elite at least 810 Status Points must be earned on Air New Zealand Operated Flights.