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.

Due to COVID-19, some frequent flyer benefits such as Fast Bag and Priority Boarding may not be available. Our Lounge and Valet experience may also differ during this time.
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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 eVouchers 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

Benefits

Lounge access (Air New Zealand)

Silver

2*

Gold

Full access

Elite

Full access

Elite Partner

Full access


Benefits

Complimentary frequent flyer seating

Silver

-

Gold

Yes

Elite

Yes

Elite Partner

Yes


Benefits

Upgrade - Recognition Upgrade

Silver

per year

Gold

per year

Elite

per year

Elite Partner

-


Benefits

Upgrade - Short haul Recognition Upgrade

Silver

-

Gold

-

Elite

1 per year

Elite Partner

-


Benefits

Upgrade - OneUp Upgrades upweighting

Silver

10%

Gold

30%

Elite

50%

Elite Partner

-


Benefits

Baggage allowance - Carry-on

Silver

-

Gold

1 extra

Elite

1 extra

Elite Partner

-


Benefits

Baggage allowance - Checked

Silver

-

Gold

1 extra

Elite

1 extra

Elite Partner

1 extra


Benefits

Star Alliance benefits - Lounge access

Silver

-

Gold

Yes

Elite

Yes

Elite Partner

-


Benefits

Star Alliance benefits - Priority check-in

Silver

-

Gold

Yes

Elite

Yes

Elite Partner

-


Benefits

Star Alliance benefits - Extra baggage allowance

Silver

-

Gold

Yes

Elite

Yes

Elite Partner

-


Benefits

Star Alliance benefits - Priority boarding

Silver

-

Gold

Yes

Elite

Yes

Elite Partner

-


Benefits

Extra benefits - Hotel voucher

Silver

-

Gold

Yes^

Elite

Yes

Elite Partner


Benefits

Extra benefits - Car rental voucher 

Silver

-

Gold

Yes^

Elite

Yes

Elite Partner


Benefits

Extra benefits - Complimentary valet parking

Silver

Gold

Elite

Yes

Elite Partner


Benefits

Extra benefits - Elite Partner membership

Silver

Gold

Elite

Yes

Elite Partner


Benefits

Extra benefits - Status Point roll over

Silver

Gold

Elite

Yes

Elite Partner


Benefits

Extra benefits - Elite banked year

Silver

Gold

Elite

Yes

Elite Partner


Benefits

Extra benefits - Elite threshold gifts

Silver

-

Gold

-

Elite

Yes

Elite Partner

-


Benefits

Extra benefits - Status Hold - Parental 

Silver

Gold

Yes, if application successful

Elite

Yes, if application successful

Elite Partner


Benefits

Extra benefits - Frequent Flyer Status Boost 

Silver

-

Gold

Yes

Elite

Yes

Elite Partner

-


* 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 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.