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 purchased when you book your flight or added to your booking online up to 90 minutes before an international flight or up to 30 minutes before a domestic flight.

Prepaid Extra Bags are only available when your journey is solely ticketed and operated by Air New Zealand.

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

Contact centre

Call our Air New Zealand contact centre (service fees may apply)

Travel agent

Speak to your travel agent who made your flight booking

Prepaid Extra Bags charges

New Zealand domestic flights

1st and 2nd Extra Bags

$280 per bag

Flights between New Zealand & Australia/Pacific Islands (except Perth & Tahiti)

1st and 2nd Extra Bags

$530 per bag

Long haul flights (including flights between New Zealand and Perth or Tahiti)

1st and 2nd Extra Bags

$900 per bag

*Customers with existing bookings will have access to the prepaid baggage prices effective at the time of ticket issue.

Other things to know

If you have a seat only fare and would like to check a bag, you can upgrade your booking or buy one or more prepaid extra bags.

There's a maximum of three checked-in bags per person on any flight.

Travelling with multiple passengers? When you buy Prepaid Extra Bags, they'll be spread across everyone so you can reduce your costs. You'll need to check in together.

Extra bags can't be purchased for international multistop itineraries online, or on infant fares.

Charges for overweight, oversize and sporting items depend on their weight and size. More about overweight, oversize and sporting items.

Extra Bags terms and conditions

Terms and conditions: Extra Bags are only available on Air New Zealand 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 (50lb). Read the full Extra Bags terms and conditions.