Paying for flights with Airpoints Dollars™
Paying for a flight with Airpoints Dollars is easy because one Airpoints Dollar is equal to one New Zealand Dollar. If you don't have enough Airpoints Dollars, you can pay for your flight with a mix of Airpoints Dollars and cash using Airpoints Flexipay. Or, you can top up your Airpoints™ balance with an Air New Zealand Airpoints credit card issued by Kiwibank.
Air New Zealand flights
- When booking online: Simply sign in to your online account with your Airpoints™ details before or while you are booking your flight and select to pay with Airpoints Dollars at the payment stage.
- When booking by phone: Have your Airpoints number ready when you call our contact centre.
- When booking via travel agent: Provide your travel agent with your Airpoints number at your time of booking.
- When paying for a flight with your Airpoints Dollars™, any associated airport or government costs are payable by credit card, OneSmart card or POLi.
Star Alliance flights
Your Airpoints Dollars could take you further than you expect with the ability to spend your Airpoints Dollars on a range of reward tickets for flights with our Star Alliance partners. Use your Airpoints Dollars to book Star Alliance airline flights by calling our Air New Zealand contact centre. A limited number of these reward tickets are available on each flight, so it pays to book early. To check how many Airpoints Dollars you'll need for your flight, see our partner airline reward chart.
Take advantage of our airline partnerships and use your Airpoints Dollars on a range of flights from Etihad and Virgin Atlantic.
Air New Zealand flights operated by Virgin Australia between New Zealand and Australia (including connecting domestic Australia flights) and Cathay Pacific from Auckland to Hong Kong can be booked online or by calling our Air New Zealand contact centre. Just ensure the flight number begins with the letters NZ, e.g. NZ4993.
To book a flight from one of our other partner airlines, call our Air New Zealand contact centre. To check how many Airpoints Dollars you'll need for your flight, see our partner airline reward chart.
Gifting Airpoints Dollars
You could use your Airpoints Dollars to give the gift of flight to those living in your household. And in some instances you may also be able to extend your gifting to those outside your household. Find out more.
As an Airpoints member you could be eligible for access to specially priced companion tickets when you purchase a Business class, Premium Economy, Economy Flexi, Flexi Works or Flexi Works Deluxe ticket. Find out more about how to use your Airpoints Dollars on companion tickets.
When you fly internationally with Air New Zealand, you can use your Airpoints Dollars onboard to purchase food & beverages*, wine, merchandise, or Koru membership via your seatback screen. You can purchase movie upgrades on Seat and Seat + Bag fares for 10 Airpoints Dollars - just sign into your Air New Zealand account to start shopping. You can now also purchase Inflight Wi-Fi on selected flights by connecting to the Air NZ_InflightWiFi network on your device.