Your purchase of any Air New Zealand Paid Seat Select product (including preferred seating, exit row seating, twin seats and Sky Couch) is subject to these Terms and Conditions.
The cost and type of Paid Seat Select product that is available on a flight is displayed to our customers at the time that they make a flight booking on our website. Bookings for Paid Seat Select products made through our Contact Centre will incur an additional service fee.
If you have purchased a Paid Seat Select product your seat is not guaranteed and we may need to change your seat on the day of travel. We may need to change your seat for operational, safety, legal or security reasons if we determine in our discretion that:
If you have purchased a Paid Seat Select product and your preferred seat is not accommodated, we will endeavour to allocate a suitable alternative seat to you. If we cannot do so, you will be eligible for a full refund of your Paid Seat Select product.
Paid Seat Select products may only be booked, and you may change your seat to another available seat, up to 90 minutes prior to departure for international flights and up to 30 minutes prior to departure for domestic New Zealand flights. If you select a more expensive seat, you will be required to pay the difference. If you wish to move to a seat of lesser value, you will not be refunded the difference.
A Paid Seat Select reservation is applicable for one flight only but can be transferred to another flight if you amend your booking. It cannot be transferred to another passenger or booking.
Passengers with special requirements, such as medical assistance passengers or unaccompanied minors, are not eligible to book Paid Seat Select products.
Paid Seat Select products are subject to a number of restrictions.
Sky Couch will only be provided to Passengers named on the ticket.
Any children who are utilising the Sky Couch must be accompanied by at least one adult.
No more than two adults may utilise the Sky Couch.
If you are booked on a Sky Couch seat, you are not permitted to place a “One Up” bid for the flight.
If one or more passengers in a SkyCouch booking upgrades their booking to a different seat or service class, the passengers remaining in the SkyCouch booking will be required to make a fare difference payment for having fewer occupants in the SkyCouch, or alternatively forfeit the SkyCouch. To find out more, please call our contact centre.
Twin Seats are not available on all flights and are subject to availability at the time of check-in.
Not all arm rests on-board our aircraft fully retract and therefore Twin Seat may not allow you to sit across or lay across multiple seats.
Some seats may be in emergency exit rows which are situated next to or immediately behind the exit door ("Exit Row Seats"). The Civil Aviation Authority requires that in an evacuation, persons seated in Exit Row Seats must be able to provide assistance and open the emergency door. For this reason, to sit in an Exit Row Seat, you must be an able bodied person, 15 years and over, in full fitness and able to understand printed or verbal instructions given in English. You must be willing, as well as able, to assist in the case of an emergency evacuation. When requesting an Exit Row Seat you will be asked to verify your eligibility.
As the armrests in Exit Row Seats are fixed, it is a requirement that any person booking an Exit Row Seat must fit between the armrests without encroaching on adjacent seats.
If we determine in our sole discretion that you do not meet the requirements for an Exit Row seat, you will be assigned an alternative seat and you will not be refunded any additional amount paid for the Exit Row Seat.
If after the date of requesting an Exit Row Seat you become unable to fulfil the requirements set out above, you should contact Air New Zealand. You will be eligible for a refund if you contact us at least 48 hours before your flight.
Refunds on Paid Seat Select products are not available if you:
You will be eligible for a full refund on the amount you paid for the Paid Seat Select product if:
You can submit a refund application online or by phoning the Contact Centre (a service fee may be charged for using the Contact Centre if you are seeking a refund for a reason other than because your Paid Seat Selecting option was not available on the day of travel). If approved, refunds will be made to the same form of payment (e.g., credit card) used to pay for the Paid Seat Select product.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, Air New Zealand makes no warranties (express or implied), and makes no representations with respect to the availability, suitability, advantages, features or experience of any particular Paid Seat Select product. You agree that your decision to purchase a Paid Seat Select is made based on your own judgment, tastes and preferences.
We may vary these Terms and Conditions from time to time. We will notify you of these changes by updating these Terms and Conditions on our website.