Travelling light, or with a little extra? Everything you need to know about baggage is outlined below.

How much you can bring, and what to do if you need more? Get the answers to all your baggage questions, including how many you're allowed, what not to pack, oversized baggage and other important queries below.

How much checked-in baggage can I take?

Use our baggage calculator to work out your baggage allowance, so you know how much to pack for your trip and to add an extra bag if you need more.

This allowance applies to flights operated by Air New Zealand. If part of your journey includes codeshare flights or other airlines, please check their allowance as well.

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Excess baggage

If you want to take more checked-in baggage than your fare allows, you have several options. To avoid paying the full airport excess baggage fees purchase prepaid extra bags before you get to the airport. Remember, charges are applied based on the departure country of each flight unless otherwise stated.

Find out all of your options when travelling with excess baggage.

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Overweight and oversized items

Travelling with sporting equipment like golf clubs, a bike or surfboard?
Find out how to take your gear with you, on any Air New Zealand flight.

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Prohibited items

To keep everyone safe, and make your check-in process as smooth as possible, there are some items you must not bring on-board your flight.

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Children's baggage allowance 

Our child fares have the same baggage allowance as adults. Infants do not get a checked-in bag, but can have one piece of carry-on. Both fares allow you to bring a stroller and a car seat for no extra charge. Please check with other airlines if they're part of your journey as well. Find out more

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Baggage help

Do you need some extra help with your baggage?

We are very sorry if your baggage is delayed, damaged or misplaced. Find out how we will help, and what you can do to resolve this as fast as possible.