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Air New Zealand 2017 Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

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

air new zealand Carry-on allowance

Air New Zealand’s baggage allowance permits passengers to bring on board one piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 7 kg.

This allowance increases to two items with a combined weight of 14 kg, and with one item weighing up to a maximum of 10 kg, 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 have total dimensions greater than 118 cm.

A small personal item, such as a slim line laptop bag, is also permitted on board.

What if your bag is overweight/ oversized?

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

air new zealand Checked-in baggage

The amount of checked luggage permitted by Air New Zealand’s baggage allowance varies according to your fare type, loyalty club membership, and the route travelled.

For example: for travel within New Zealand, Seat+Bag passengers are permitted to check one piece of luggage that weighs no more than 23 kg and that has maximum dimensions of 158 cm, free of charge.

On international flights, Seat+Bag passengers have a checked bag allowance of one 23 kg / 158 cm bag and Premium Economy are permitted two checked bags.

Seat-only fares have no baggage allowance.

Extra baggage allowances can be purchased from Air New Zealand in advance, with prices dependent on the route travelled. On all domestic New Zealand flights you would expect to pay $30 NZD for the first prepaid bag and $50 for the second. If you purchase an extra baggage allowance at the airport, the price increases to $60 and $100 for domestic flights.

On a flight between New Zealand and London you would pay $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 23 kg or exceeding 158 cm in total dimensions will incur a charge. The amount charged depends on the passenger’s departure point and destination. For example, if travelling from New Zealand to Australia, the charge would be $120 NZD.

No bag may exceed 32 kg.

Exceptional items

Sporting equipment that measures less than 2 m in length and that weighs no more than 23 kg can be checked into the hold. If an item weighs more than 23 kg but less than 32 kg (but measures no more than 2.5 m) it can be checked, but an excess baggage fee will be charged.

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 29/03/2017:

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