Prepaid Extra Bags
If you need to take extra bags, it’s smarter to prepay before you get to the airport.
When you want to take more baggage than your fare allows, Prepaid Extra Bags are the smartest and cheapest solution. If you wait until you get to the airport, you’ll pay excess baggage rates that are much higher than the prepaid cost.
Prepaid Extra Bags can be added to your booking online up to three hours before an international flight or up to 30 minutes before a domestic flight.
Airpoints™ Elite, Gold and Koru members are entitled to additional baggage benefits at no charge. Please consider this before purchasing Prepaid Extra Bags.
How to purchase Prepaid Extra Bags
- Purchase online when making your booking
- Retrieve your existing booking and add to your flight
Call our Air New Zealand contact centre (service fees may apply)
Speak to your travel agent who made your flight booking
Effective for all new bookings from 31 March 2017. Customers with existing bookings will have access to the prepaid baggage prices effective at the time of ticket issue,
* Add an extra checked bag for $1 each way, for Economy class travel. Terms and conditions apply.
Other things you should know
Prepaid Extra Bags don’t apply to Seat Only fares and can’t be purchased for international multistop itineraries booked online. There is a maximum of three checked-in bags per person. Infants can’t purchase Prepaid Extra Bags.
If you’re booking online with multiple travellers, Prepaid Extra Bags will be spread across passengers to ensure you pay the lowest cost possible. You will need to check in together.
Charges for overweight, oversize and sporting items depend on their weight and size. More about overweight, oversize and sporting items.
Frequently asked questions
Here are some links to more Prepaid Extra Bags information.
Terms and Conditions: Extra Bags are only available on Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia operated flights. Extra Bags will not be available on codeshare and flights operated by other partner airlines. Due to operational requirements and load restrictions, some Air New Zealand flights will not offer the Extra Bags option. The total checked baggage allowance for any passenger is 3 pieces, including Extra Bags and free baggage allowance included in the fare. The maximum weight for a bag is 23kg (50lbs). Read the full Extra Bags Terms and Conditions.