Carry-on baggage

Find the size, weight and number of carry-on bags that are included in each type of Air New Zealand fare.

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

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Carry-on bag size

The size of a bag is calculated by measuring its length, width and height, (including any wheels and packed away handles) then adding the three measurements together. The total for any carry-on bag can be up to 118cm (46.5 inches).

Number of carry-on bags you can take
  • Economy fares - one bag plus one small item, such as a handbag or thin / small laptop
  • Premium Economy,  Business and connecting Business passengers, plus Airpoints™ Gold, Elite and Star Alliance Gold members - two bags plus one small item, such as a handbag or laptop
Carry-on bag weight
  • Economy passengers - up to 7kg (15lb)
  • Premium Economy,  Business and connecting Business passengers, Airpoints Gold, Elite and Star Alliance Gold members - up to 14kg (30lb) total with one item weighing up to 10kg (22lb)

If your carry-on baggage weighs more than your allowance, you’ll need to repack into your checked-in baggage. If that’s already at the limit, you can purchase a Prepaid Extra Bag prior to arriving at the airport or airport excess charges will apply. If you have a Seat Only fare, you’ll need to upgrade to Seat+Bag. To learn more, see checked-in baggage.

To find out if certain items may be taken on board, please check restricted items. Please note there are also restrictions on using electronic equipment on board.

If you are travelling to, from or via the UK or US, please see important information regarding current cabin baggage restrictions

Children’s strollers and car seats

You may be able to carry a child’s stroller and/or car seat on board , to find out which strollers and aircraft apply see travelling with children.

Restricted and prohibited items

For safety reasons, some items are restricted or prohibited. This includes any liquids, aerosols, pastes and gels, as well as sharp or dangerous items. To learn more, see carry-on baggage restricted and prohibited items.

Using electronic devices on the plane

Some devices are OK to use. It depends on the type of aircraft you’re travelling on. To learn more, see electronic equipment.