Flying with Air New Zealand earns you Status Points which will enable you to discover a world of benefits and privileges.
The great thing about Status Points is that you'll earn them on Air New Zealand flights1 and many Star Alliance and other partner flights. So even if you're flying on our cheapest Smart Saver or grabaseat™ fare, you’ll still be getting closer to the next tier.
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.
To become an Elite, Gold or Silver Airpoints member make sure you give us your Airpoints number every time you fly with Air New Zealand or one of our applicable partner airlines. Once you've reached 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.
As an added bonus Status Points can also be earned on selected Airpoints credit cards. Status Points earned on credit cards count towards 50% of the Status Points you required each 12 month period to retain or upgrade your tier status for Silver and Gold Members. Status Points earned on credit cards count towards 40% of the Status Points required each 12 month period to retain or upgrade your tier status for Elite members. Visit our Airpoints Calculator to find out how many Airpoints Dollars and Status Points you could be earning each month.
Status Points required to achieve each Tier Status
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To see how many Status Points your qualifying flight will earn you check out the Airpoints Dollars and Status Points earning rates look up table^ for details.
To view your current tier status and see how many Status Points you need to earn to reach the next tier status, simply sign in to your Air New Zealand account.
Elite members can roll over the Status Points earned over and above the qualifying threshold of 1,350 Status Points in a membership year to count towards their Status Point balance in the following membership year. For example, if you earn 1,600 Status Points you will be able to rollover 250 Status Points to count towards requalification next year. You can roll over up to 1,049 Status Points in this way.
If an Elite member earns over 2,400 Status Points (1,400 Status Points must have been earned on Air New Zealand operated flights) in a membership year, instead of rolling over Status Points to the next year, they'll automatically receive a complimentary banked year at 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 Elite.
You can keep track of the Status Points roll over balance and the number of Elite years you have banked on your Air New Zealand account.
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.
^Changes to Airpoints Dollar and Status Points earning rates; on Air New Zealand, Star Alliance and Partner flights, took place effective from 31 March 2014. For earning rates applicable before this date please view the following charts - Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollar Earning Chart, Airline Partner Airpoints Dollar Earning Chart, Virgin Australia Airpoints Dollar Earning Chart and Status Points Earning Chart.
See the Airpoints Terms and Conditions for full programme details.