Seat Select

Reserve your favourite spot.

70% of customers get free Standard Seating as part of their fare or Airpoints™ status. But if your fare doesn't include it or you'd like a special Preferred or Exit Row Seat, read on to see how you can secure the spot you want.

Remember, you don't need to select your seat with your booking. We'll allocate one to you for free when you check-in.

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How do I Seat Select?

It's simple, and there are several ways to Seat Select:

 

Standard Seat  

Flying on a long-haul international flight, The Works or Works Deluxe fare on Tasman and Pacific Island flights, or a domestic Smart Saver or Flexi fare? Choosing a Standard Seat is included in your fare. 

If you're an Elite, Gold or Koru member, see below for more about what you can get. 

If you're travelling on a domestic Seat only, Seat + Bag, Tasman and Pacific Island Seat or Seat + Bag fares you can purchase a Standard Seat in advance using paid Seat Select.

If you don't Seat Select in advance, your seat will be allocated to you at check-in.

Preferred Seat

These seats are in preferred location on the aircraft with priority boarding privileges, and may also have extra legroom. 

Exit Row Seat

Enjoy extra space in front to stretch out, and priority boarding privileges, too. There are some requirements you need to meet to sit in these rows. Please review them before you book. 

Bassinet Row Seats

If you're travelling with an infant, paid bassinet seating* is a reassuring option for parents. Some seats in these rows have bassinet fittings designed for infants up to 8 months old and weighing a maximum of 11.8kg/26lb, subject to availability.

If you don't secure a bassinet during booking, we'll still do our best to allocate one to you at the airport if one is still available.

Bassinet dimensions are 29 inches (73.66cm) long x 13.5 inches (34.29cm) wide.

Airpoints™ Elite, Gold and Koru members

As an Elite, Gold or Koru member, you will enjoy access to complimentary frequent flyer premium seating. You'll find frequent flyer premium seating towards the front of our cabins on most Air New Zealand flights. Premium seating includes the Space+ zone on our domestic jet services and international A320 services, which comes with extra legroom, and is independent from the Preferred and Exit Row seating options.

When you book online, you'll need to be signed in or provide your Airpoints™ number on the Passenger Details page to have access to these seats. 

If there are any Preferred or Exit Row Seats still available 48 hours before your flight, you can select them free of charge as bonus. 

Here's a summary of all the options. 

Prices

Seat Select offers great value options to secure a bit extra, so check out the pricing below. Prices quoted below are 'from prices' only and are based on a per flight sector basis.

Seat and Seat + Bag

Standard

from price

: $5

Preferred

from price

: $10

Exit Row

from price

: $10

Bassinet Row

from price

: Not available

Flexi Time and Flexi Plus

Standard

from price

: Complimentary

Preferred

from price

: $10

Exit Row

from price

: $10

Bassinet Row

from price

: Not available

Seat and Seat + Bag

Standard

from price

: $10

Preferred

from price

: $20

Exit Row

from price

: $30

Bassinet Row

from price

: $20

The Works

Standard

from price

: Complimentary

Preferred

from price

: $10

Exit Row

from price

: $20

Bassinet Row

from price

: $10

Premium Economy

Standard

from price

: Complimentary

Preferred

from price

: $10

Exit Row

from price

: Not available

Bassinet Row

from price

: $10

Seat and Seat + Bag

Standard

from price

: $19

Preferred

from price

: $39

Exit Row

from price

: $49

Bassinet Row

from price

: $29

The Works

Standard

from price

: Complimentary

Preferred

from price

: $29

Exit Row

from price

: $39

Bassinet Row

from price

: $19

Premium Economy

Standard

from price

: Complimentary

Preferred

from price

: $29

Exit Row

from price

: Not available

Bassinet Row

from price

: $19

Economy

Standard

from price

: Complimentary

Preferred

from price

: $39

Exit Row

from price

: $150

Bassinet Row

from price

: $25

Premium Economy

Standard

from price

: Complimentary

Preferred

from price

: $75

Exit Row

from price

: Not available

Bassinet Row

from price

: $25

Economy

Standard

from price

: Complimentary

Preferred

from price

: $39

Exit Row

from price

: $95

Bassinet Row

from price

: $25

Premium Economy

Standard

from price

: Complimentary

Preferred

from price

: $75

Exit Row

from price

: Not available

Bassinet Row

from price

: $25

1 All Business class and Works Deluxe bookings receive complimentary Seat Select.

2 Please note Air New Zealand flights between Auckland and London contain two sectors, the prices in the table above are the cost to upgrade on a single sector.

Seat Select is only available on Air New Zealand operated flights and all Seat Select types are subject to availability.

Prices quoted above are 'from prices' only and are based on a per flight sector basis.

For more information please see our Seat Select terms and conditions.