Air New Zealand offers a range of Upgrade opportunities to our Airpoints™ members. Our frequent flyers can benefit from Recognition Upgrades, Elite Short Haul Recognition Upgrades, Elite Airpoints Dollar Upgrades and upweighting on their OneUp™ Upgrade offers. Airpoints members can also use Airpoints Dollars for upgrades on selected Star Alliance carriers.

  Recognition Upgrades Elite Short Haul Recognition Upgrades Elite Airpoints Dollar Upgrades OneUp™ Upgrades Star Alliance Upgrades
  One cabin class upgrades gifted to our frequent flyers by Air New Zealand. These upgrades are available when travelling internationally.

Can be requested at any time prior to travel (but we recommend requesting at time of booking).
Elite Short Haul Recognition Upgrades are one cabin class upgrades on short haul routes between New Zealand and Australia or the Pacific Islands (this does not include medium haul flights to Perth, Honolulu, Bali or between Sydney and Rarotonga).

Can be requested at any time prior to travel (but we recommend requesting at time of booking).
Single class upgrades that can be confirmed 355 days prior to scheduled flight if upgrade seats available.

Elite Airpoints Dollar Upgrades at set rates available on international Air New Zealand flights.

Request at time of booking.
Air New Zealand’s upgrade offer system that gives Airpoints members the opportunity to move up one cabin class when travelling internationally.

Request at time of booking or a minimum of 7 days prior to travel.
Upgrades available on selected Star Alliance carriers.

Request at time of booking.
Elite
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2 single class Recognition Upgrades per membership year confirmed up to 355 days prior to scheduled flight if upgrade seats available
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1 single class Elite Short Haul Recognition Upgrade per membership year confirmed up to 355 days prior to scheduled flight if upgrade seats available

Unlimited

Your offer will be upweighted by 50%
Gold
2 single class Recognition Upgrades per membership year confirmed from 6 days prior to scheduled flight if seats available, after Elite upgrade requests are processed

Not available
Cross.
Not available

Your offer will be upweighted by 30%

Silver
1 single class Recognition Upgrade per membership year confirmed from 6 days prior to scheduled flight if seats available, after Gold upgrade requests are processed

Not available

Not available

Your offer will be upweighted by 10%
Airpoints
Not available

Not available

Not available

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