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Air New Zealand Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

Check Air New Zealand baggage size restrictions and fees before you travel.

air new zealand Carry-on allowance

Passengers on Air New Zealand flights may bring one piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 7kg.

This increases to two items with a combined weight of 14kg, with one weighing up to 10kg, if travelling on a Business Class or Premium Economy ticket, or if you are an Air New Zealand Elite or Gold and Star Alliance Gold customer.

Each item should not exceed total dimensions of 118cm.

Passengers may also bring on board a small personal item, such as a slim line laptop bag.

What if your bag is overweight/ oversized?

If your cabin baggage is overweight or oversized, it will be checked into the hold and charges may apply (see below).

air new zealand Checked-in baggage

The amount of luggage you are allowed to check in free of charge depends on your fare type, loyalty club membership, and the route travelled.

For travel within New Zealand, for example, passengers are permitted to check between 1 and 3 pieces at 23kg each. Seat-only fares have no baggage allowance.

It should be noted that if your journey begins or ends in the US or Canada, you will have the same carrier’s baggage allowances and charges applied for the entire journey. The first marketing carrier determines the baggage allowance. They may apply their own rules or apply those of the Most Significant marketing Carrier.

Extra baggage allowance can be purchases in advance, with prices dependent on route travelled. On all domestic New Zealand flights it costs $30 NZD for the first prepaid bag and $50 for the second. If you purchase extra baggage allowance at the airport, the price increases to $60 and $100 for domestic flights.

On a flight between New Zealand and London, for example, it costs $155 NZD and $195 to pre-purchase the first and second additional bags, or $200 and $250 at the airport.

air new zealand Excess Baggage

Bags weighing over 23kg or exceeding 158cm in total dimensions will incur a charge. These depend on departure point and destination. For example, if travelling from New Zealand to Australia, the charge would be $120 NZD.

Exceptional items

Sporting equipment measuring less than 2m in length and weighing no more than 23kg can be checked into the hold. If an item weighs more than 23kg but less than 32kg (but measures no more than 2m) it can be checked, but an excess baggage charge will be applied.


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