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 can count towards 50% of the Status Points you require each 12 month period. 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
|Tier||Number of Status Points2 required to upgrade||Number of Status Points2 required to retain Tier Status|
(225 must be earned on qualifying flights*)
(202 must be earned on qualifying flights*)
(450 must be earned on qualifying flights*)
(405 must be earned on qualifying flights*)
(900 must be earned on qualifying flights*)
(810 must be earned on qualifying flights*)
To see how many Status Points your qualifying flight will earn you check out the Status Points accrual 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 log in to myairnz.
Elite members can roll over their 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 are an Elite member and you earn 1,600 Status Points you will be able to roll over 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 an Elite member earns over 2,000 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 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 myairnz 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.
See the Airpoints Terms and Conditions for full programme details.