If you're one of our most frequent flyers, you may qualify for a range of exclusive benefits and privileges, making your travel easier and more enjoyable.
And the great news is Status Points make it easier to reach the next tier level.
Air New Zealand Airpoints™ benefits are exclusive to Airpoints members and can be enjoyed when travelling on Air New Zealand, Star Alliance and on Cathay Pacific and Virgin Australia (when on an NZ flight number).
With Air New Zealand's participation in the Star Alliance network, achieving an Elite tier status means that your tier status will be recognised in 194 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. Click on each benefit in the list below for more information. 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.
Star Alliance benefits
|Benefit||Star Alliance Silver
||Star Alliance Gold
|Airpoints Silver||Airpoints Gold||Airpoints Elite|
|Star Alliance lounge privileges|
|Additional baggage allowance|
|Priority bag tags|
|Priority airport standby
* Airpoints Silver members receive 2 lounge single use lounge passes per year.
** 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.