Frequent flyer tier benefits

Interested in the benefits that come with our frequent flyer tiers? Find out about Silver, Gold, Elite and Elite Partner privileges.

The more you fly with us the more benefits you will unlock that make travel easier and more enjoyable including the use of lounges, priority check-in and boarding, extra baggage allowance and other helpful travel extras treats, such as hotel and rental car vouchers. Discover all the benefits you could enjoy of each tier below.

Silver

Silver tier benefits include upgrades, lounge access e-vouchers and discounted Business Class fares. Find out more about Silver member benefits

Gold

When you achieve Gold tier status, you can look forward to additional benefits, such as extra baggage allowance, Star Alliance lounge access and priority check-in. Find out more about Gold member benefits

Elite

Enjoy a wide array of travel privileges to make every travel experience seamless, including extra lounge and upgrade privileges, the ability to nominate an Elite Partner and a number of other extra benefits. Find out more about Elite member benefits

Elite Partner

Elite members can nominate a family member or friend to become their Elite Partner. Unique to Air New Zealand this is a special initiative which offers a range of special privileges when travelling on Air New Zealand flights. Find out more about Elite Partner benefits

Compare the benefits
 
Lounge access (Air New Zealand)

2*

Full access

Full access

Full access

 
Complimentary frequent flyer seating

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

 
Upgrade - Recognition Upgrade

per year

per year

per year

-

 
Upgrade - Short haul Recognition Upgrade

-

-

1 per year

-

 
Upgrade - OneUp Upgrades upweighting

10%

30%

50%

-

 
Baggage allowance - Carry-on

-

1 extra

1 extra

-

 
Baggage allowance - Checked

-

1 extra

1 extra

1 extra

 
Star Alliance benefits - Lounge access

-

Yes

Yes

-

 
Star Alliance benefits - Priority check-in

-

Yes

Yes

-

 
Star Alliance benefits - Extra baggage allowance

-

Yes

Yes

-

 
Star Alliance benefits - Priority boarding

-

Yes

Yes

-

 
Extra benefits - Hotel voucher

-

Yes^

Yes

 
Extra benefits - Car rental voucher 

-

Yes^

Yes

 
Extra benefits - Complimentary valet parking

Yes

 
Extra benefits - Elite Partner membership

Yes

 
Extra benefits - Status Point roll over

Yes

 
Extra benefits - Elite banked year

Yes

 
Extra benefits - Elite threshold gifts

Yes

* Airpoints Silver members receive 2 single use lounge passes per tier membership year.
^ Airpoints Gold members may choose between either a hotel or car rental voucher as part of their membership benefits.
** Elite, Gold and Koru members are among the first in line for any available Premium Seating on Air New Zealand flights. Premium Seating is available towards the front of our cabins.

See the Airpoints terms and conditions for full programme details.

Visit the dedicated Virgin Australia, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, and Virgin Atlantic pages to see the benefits you receive  when travelling on an Air New Zealand flight number on these airlines.