Excess baggage

If you want to take more checked-in baggage than your fare allows, you have several options.
Last updated 8 September 2016

Buy a Prepaid Extra Bag: If you know in advance of getting to the airport that you want to take more baggage than your ticket allows, Prepaid Extra Bags are a smart solution and can work out cheaper than at the airport excess baggage charges. Find out about Prepaid Extra Bags.

Use frequent flyer membership benefits: Airpoints™ Gold, Elite, Star Alliance Gold and Koru members may be entitled to additional baggage at no charge. See membership benefits.

Send it as cargo: If your bag is more than 32kg it can’t travel as checked-in baggage. We recommend contacting Air New Zealand National or International Cargo or a local freight company at least five days before your flight.

Pay an excess baggage charge: If your bag is overweight but less than 32kg or you want to take an extra bag, and there is space on your flight, you can pay an excess baggage charge at the airport. Find out costs by selecting your country of departure below.

Tips:

  • If you plan to take excess baggage, please allow extra check-in time at the airport

The charges stated within this section apply when Air New Zealand baggage allowances and charges apply. Charges are applied based on the departure country of each flight unless otherwise stated.

 

Find out more information on checked in baggage when traveling to/from the US or Canada.

Excess and oversized baggage charges (NZD)

Domestic New Zealand

First additional piece: $60
Second additional piece: $100 (i.e. 160 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $150
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items and pets: $60

Arrival Destination Australia and Pacific Islands (ex New Zealand) (excludes travel to Perth, Honolulu and Denpasar/Bali)

First additional piece: $120
Second additional piece: $200 (i.e. 320 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $250
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $120

Arrival Destination International Rest of the World (ex New Zealand) (includes travel to Perth, Honolulu and Denpasar/Bali)

First additional piece: $200
Second additional piece: $250 (i.e. 450 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $350
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $200

Excess and oversized baggage charges (AUD)

Departing from Australia and Norfolk Islands to New Zealand and Pacific Islands (excludes travel from Perth)

First additional piece: $120
Second additional piece: $200 (i.e. $320 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $250
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $120

Departing from Perth to New Zealand

First additional piece: $200
Second additional piece: $250 (i.e. $450 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $350
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $200

Departing from Australia and Norfolk Island to International Rest of the World

First additional piece: $200
Second additional piece: $250 (i.e. $450 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $350
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $200

Excess and oversized baggage charges (USD)

International Allowance ex Argentina to all destinations

First additional piece: $150
Second additional piece: $200 (i.e. $350 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $300
Overweight (for bags over 50lbs but under 70lbs) and oversized items: $150

Excess and oversized baggage charges (USD)

Allowance departing Bali (Denpasar) to all destinations

First additional piece: $150
Second additional piece: $200 (i.e. $350 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $300
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $150

Excess and oversized baggage charges (CAD)

International Allowance (ex Vancouver)

First additional piece: $150
Second additional piece: $200 (i.e. $350 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $300
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $150

Excess and oversized baggage charges (CNY)

International Allowance

First additional piece: ¥1000
Second additional piece: ¥1500 (i.e. ¥2500 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: ¥2000
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: ¥1000

Excess and oversized baggage charges (NZD)

Allowance departing Cook Islands (Rarotonga) to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: $120
Second additional piece: $200 (i.e. $320 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $250
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $120

Allowance departing Cook Islands (Rarotonga) to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: $200
Second additional piece: $250 (i.e. $450 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $350
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $200

Excess and oversized baggage charges (FJD)

Allowance departing Nadi to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: $200
Second additional piece: $300 (i.e. $500 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $400
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $200

Allowance departing Nadi to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: $300
Second additional piece: $400 (i.e. $700 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $500
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $300

Excess and oversized baggage charges (HKD)

International Allowance (ex Hong Kong)

First additional piece: $1300
Second additional piece: $1700 (i.e. $3000 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $2200
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $1300

Excess and oversized baggage charges (JPY)

International Allowance (ex Japan)

First additional piece: ¥13000
Second additional piece: ¥15000 (i.e. ¥28000 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: ¥23000
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: ¥13000

Excess and oversized baggage charges (XPF)

Allowance departing New Caledonia (Noumea) to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: 10000XPF
Second additional piece: 15000XPF (i.e. 25000XPF for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: 20000XPF
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: 10000XPF

Allowance departing New Caledonia (Noumea) to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: 15000XPF
Second additional piece: 20000XPF (i.e. 35000XPF for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: 25000XPF
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: 15000XPF

Excess and oversized baggage charges (NZD)

Allowance departing Niue to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: $120
Second additional piece: $200 (i.e. $320 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $250
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $120

Allowance departing Niue to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: $200
Second additional piece: $250 (i.e. $450 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $350
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $200

Excess and oversized baggage charges (AUD)

Departing from Norfolk Island to New Zealand and Australia

First additional piece: $120
Second additional piece: $200 (i.e. $320 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $250
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $120

Excess and oversized baggage charges (WST)

Allowance departing Apia to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: $250
Second additional piece: $400 (i.e. $650 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $500
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $250

Allowance departing Apia to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: $350
Second additional piece: $450 (i.e. $800 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $550
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $350

Excess and oversized baggage charges (SGD)

International Allowance (ex Singapore)

First additional piece: $200
Second additional piece: $250 (i.e. $450 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $350
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $200

Excess and oversized baggage charges (XPF)

Allowance departing Tahiti (Papeete) to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: 10000XPF
Second additional piece: 15000XPF (i.e. 25000XPF for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: 20000XPF
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: 10000XPF

Allowance departing Tahiti (Papeete) to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: 15000XPF
Second additional piece: 20000XPF (i.e. 35000XPF for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: 25000XPF
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: 15000XPF

Excess and oversized baggage charges (TOP)

Allowance departing Tonga (Nuku'alofa) to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: T$200
Second additional piece: T$300 (i.e. T$500 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: T$400
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: T$200

Allowance departing Tonga (Nuku'alofa) to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: T$250
Second additional piece: T$350 (i.e. T$600 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: T$450
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: T$250

Excess and oversized baggage charges (VUV)

Allowance departing Vanuatu to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: 12000VT
Second additional piece: 17000VT (i.e. 29000VT for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: 22000VT
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: 12000VT

Allowance departing Vanuatu to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)

First additional piece: 20000VT
Second additional piece: 25000VT (i.e. 45000VT for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: 30000VT
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: 20000VT

Excess and oversized baggage charges (GBP)

International Allowance (ex London Heathrow)

First additional piece: £100
Second additional piece: £150 (i.e. £250 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: £200
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: £100

If your flight is operated by an Air New Zealand partner airline, and Air New Zealand baggage allowances and charges do not apply, please check with the airline operating the service for details.

Charges will be applied when you exceed your permitted allowance including any Prepaid Extra Bags and or frequent flyer benefit where applicable.

Please note: US DoT legislation requires that for all itineraries that start in the US or which have a final destination in the US, the same baggage allowance and charges must apply for the entire journey. Charges are applicable at each stopover point throughout your journey.

Excess and oversized baggage charges (USD)

International Allowance ex USA to all destinations

First additional piece: $150
Second additional piece: $200 (i.e. $350 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $300
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $150

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