As you collect Status Points you will move closer to reaching the next tier level.

Air New Zealand Airpoints™ benefits are exclusive to our Airpoints members and are designed to make traveling easier and more enjoyable.  These benefits can be enjoyed when travelling on eligible Air New Zealand, Star Alliance, Cathay Pacific (when on an NZ flight number) and Virgin Australia (when on an NZ flight number) flights.

With Air New Zealand's participation in the Star Alliance network, becoming a Silver, Gold or Elite Airpoints member means that your tier status will be recognised in over 190 countries when travelling on Air New Zealand or any of the Star Alliance airlines.  Airpoints Elite and Gold members will enjoy the special privileges of Star Alliance Gold status, while Airpoints Silver members will receive Star Alliance Silver status.  Star Alliance benefits are available on Air New Zealand flights and also on our Star Alliance partner airlines.

All tier status benefits are valid for 12 months after your tier status becomes effective, unless you are elevated to a new tier in the interim.

To see the Airpoints and Star Alliance benefits you might be entitled visit the web page relevant to your tier status by clicking on the tier status headings in this table.

Airpoints™ benefits

Benefit Airpoints Silver Airpoints Gold Airpoints Elite
Lounge passes* Included. Not included. Not included.
Lounge privileges Not included. Included. Included.
Upgrade privileges Included. Included. Included.
Business Class award fares
Included.
Included. Included.
Gift recipients Not included. Included. Included.
No Airpoints Dollars™ expiry
Not included. Included. Included.
Complimentary frequent flyer seating**
Not included. Included. Included.
Hotel/Rental Car voucher
Not included. Included. Not included.
Status Points roll over
Not included. Not included. Included.
Elite banked year
Not included. Not included. Included.
Hotel voucher
Not included. Not included. Included.
Rental Car voucher Not included. Not included. Included.
Complimentary valet parking
Not included. Not included. Included.
Elite Partner card
Not included. Not included. Included.
Elite threshold gifts
Not included. Not included. Included.

Star Alliance benefits

Benefit Star Alliance Silver
Star Alliance Gold
  Airpoints Silver Airpoints Gold & Airpoints Elite
Star Alliance lounge privileges Not included.
Included.
Priority check-in Not included. Included.
Additional baggage allowance Not included. Included.
Priority boarding
Not included. Included.
Priority baggage claim Not included. Included.
Priority wait-listing
Included.
Included.
Priority airport standby
Included.
Included.

Visit the dedicated Virgin Australia, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, and Virgin Atlantic pages to see the benefits you get when travelling on these airlines.