2023 Air New Zealand Baggage Allowance & Excess Baggage Fees

Find out Air New Zealand's baggage restrictions and fees

Air New Zealand Baggage Allowance
Air New Zealand Baggage Allowance

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Air New Zealand Carry-On Baggage Allowance

Economy: one piece, max. 7 kg/ 15 lbs, plus one personal item. Business Premier and Premium Economy: two pieces, max. 14 kg/ 30 lbs in total (no one item may exceed 10 kg/ 22 lbs), plus a personal item. Max. total dimensions: 118 cm/ 46.5 in.

What If My Air New Zealand Carry On Is Overweight/ Oversized?

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

Air New Zealand Carry-On Allowance for Infants

Infant fares on Air New Zealand flights include one piece of carry-on luggage.

Air New Zealand Carry On Prohibited Items

There are a number of items that cannot be carried on board an aircraft. These include, but are not limited to:

Sharp tools,





Air New Zealand Checked Baggage Allowance

For travel within New Zealand, Seat+Bag, Flexi Time and Smart Saver passengers are permitted to check one piece of luggage that weighs no more than 23 kg (50 lbs) and that has maximum dimensions of 158 cm (62 in), free of charge. Flexirefund customers are permitted two checked bags.

On international flights, Seat+Bag, The Works and Economy passengers have a checked baggage allowance of one 23 kg (50 lbs)/ 158 cm (62 in) item, while Works Deluxe and Premium Economy passengers are permitted two checked bags. Business customers have a checked allowance of three bags.

Economy fares to Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei have a checked baggage allowance of two 23 kg bags. Economy passengers are also permitted two checked bags for flights departing Australia to the USA (excluding Honolulu), South America, and Canada.

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 £20 GBP per bag.  On long haul flights, prepaid additional bags costs £70 each.  There is a maximum of three checked-in bags per person on any flight.

Air New Zealand Excess Checked Baggage Fees

Bags weighing over 23 kg (50 lbs) or exceeding 158 cm (62 in) 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 $40 NZD.

No bag may exceed 32 kg (70 lbs).

Air New Zealand Checked Baggage and Exceptional Items

Sporting equipment that measures less than 2 m (6.5 ft) in length and that weighs no more than 23 kg (50 lbs) can be checked into the hold. If an item weighs more than 23 kg but less than 32 kg (70 lbs) (but measures no more than 2.5 m (8.2 ft)) it can be checked, but an excess baggage fee will be charged.

Information correct as of 13/03/2023

More Airline Baggage Allowances:

Cathay Pacific Baggage Allowance

Japan Airlines Baggage Allowance

British Airways Baggage Allowance

Qantas Baggage Allowance

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Baggage at a glance
Air New Zealand Carry On

Economy: 1 piece, plus 1 personal item

7 kg/ 15 lbs; 118 cm/ 46.5 in max. total dimensions

Air New Zealand Checked Baggage

Free allowance

Overweight baggage charge varies

e.g. NZ to Australia $40 NZD