Enjoy even more choice with Seat Select.
Whether all you're after is the chance to pick your seat in advance, get more space or a better location on the aircraft, Seat Select gives you the choice to secure the seat you want on Air New Zealand operated flights.
If you're one of the 70% of customers who already have access to free Standard Seating as part of your fare or Airpoints™ status, you will continue to get this benefit. With paid Seat Select you now also have the option to puchase a Preferred or Exit Row Seat.
Remember, if you don’t select your seat in advance, one will be allocated to you at check-in.
A Standard Seat allows you to take comfort in choosing your seat. If you're flying on a long-haul international flight, Works or Works Deluxe fare on Tasman and Pacific Island flights or on our domestic Smart Saver or Flexi fares you can continue to enjoy free Standard seat selection as you do today.
If you’re travelling on a domestic grabaseat, grabaseat + Bag, Tasman and Pacific Island Seat or Seat + Bag fares you can now 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.
Enjoy a better location on board with Preferred Seating. You’ll also get priority boarding privileges.
Exit Row Seat
Stretch out and enjoy the extra space that an Exit Row Seat provides as well as priority boarding privileges. Please note that there are some requirements that must be met to sit in an Exit Row. Read more.
Bassinet Row Seats
If you're travelling with an infant, paid bassinet seating* is a reassuring option for parents. Some bassinet seats have bassinet fittings for infants under 8 months and weighing less than 11.8kgs/26lbs, subject to availability. If you don't secure a bassinet during booking, we'll still endeavour to allocate one to you at the airport if one is still available.
Airpoints™ 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 and is independent from the Preferred and Exit Row seating options.
If completing the booking online, it's important that members are either logged in or have submitted their Airpoints number on the Traveller Details page to ensure access to premium seating and the correct Seat Select options.
If there are any Preferred or Exit Row Seats still available 48 hours before travel, Elite, Gold and Koru members will be able to select these free of charge as an additional benefit.
Seat Select offers great value options to secure a bit extra, so check out the pricing below. From prices displayed are one-way per journey sector and are in Australian Dollars.
|Flight Type||Standard||Preferred||Exit Row||Bassinet Row|
|Domestic New Zealand||Grabaseat||$5||$10||$10||Not available|
|Smart Saver||Complimentary||$10||$10||Not available|
|Flexi Plus||Complimentary||$5||$5||Not available|
|Tasman & Pacific||Seat and Seat + Bag||$10||$20||$30||$20|
|Premium Economy||Complimentary||$10||Not available||$10|
|Premium Economy||Complimentary||$75||Not available||$25|
All Business class and Works Deluxe bookings receive complimentary seat select
How do I Seat Select?
It's simple, and there are several ways to Seat Select.
- While you are making a booking online
- After you've made a booking, either retrieve your booking directly or sign in to your Air New Zealand account and take your pick
- Call the Contact Centre (service fees apply)
*Bassinets are available on services operated by 777-200, 777-300, 747 and 767 aircraft.
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.