Excess baggage

If you want to take more checked-in baggage than your fare allows, you have several options.

Charges are applied based on the departure country of each flight unless otherwise stated.

Last updated 1 July 2018

The information and charges stated within this section apply when Air New Zealand baggage allowances and charges apply.

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Buy a Prepaid Extra Bag: If you know in advance of getting to the airport that you want to take more baggage than your ticket allows, Prepaid Extra Bags are a smart solution and can work out cheaper than at the airport excess baggage charges. Find out about Prepaid Extra Bags.

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Use frequent flyer membership benefits: Airpoints™ Gold, Elite, Star Alliance Gold and Koru members may be entitled to additional baggage at no charge. See frequent flyer tier benefits.

Send it as cargo: If your bag is more than 32kg it can’t travel as checked-in baggage. We recommend contacting Air New Zealand National or International Cargo or a local freight company at least five days before your flight.

Pay an excess baggage charge: If your bag is overweight but less than 32kg or you want to take an extra bag, and there is space on your flight, you can pay an excess baggage charge at the airport. Find out airport excess costs when Air New Zealand baggage rules apply by selecting your departure point from the list below.

Tips: If you plan to take excess baggage, please allow extra check-in time at the airport.

New Zealand

Excess and oversized baggage charges (NZD)

Domestic New Zealand
First additional piece: $80
Second additional piece: $120 (i.e. 200 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $170
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items and pets: $80

Arrival Destination Australia and Pacific Islands (ex New Zealand) (excludes travel to Perth, Honolulu and Denpasar/Bali)
First additional piece: $170
Second additional piece: $250 (i.e. $420 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $300
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $170

Arrival Destination International Rest of the World (ex New Zealand) (includes travel to Perth, Honolulu and Denpasar/Bali)
First additional piece: $250
Second additional piece: $300 (i.e. $550 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $350
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $250

Australia

Excess and oversized baggage charges (AUD)

Departing from Australia to New Zealand and Pacific Islands (excludes travel from Perth)
First additional piece: $160
Second additional piece: $230 (i.e. $390 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $280
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $160

Departing from Perth to New Zealand
First additional piece: $230
Second additional piece: $280 (i.e. $510 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $330
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $230

Departing from Australia and Norfolk Island to International Rest of the World
First additional piece: $230
Second additional piece: $280 (i.e. $510 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $330
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $230

Argentina

Excess and oversized baggage charges (USD)

International Allowance ex Argentina to all destinations
First additional piece: $180
Second additional piece: $220 (i.e. $400 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $260
Overweight (for bags over 50lbs but under 70lbs) and oversized items: $180

Bali (Denpasar)

Excess and oversized baggage charges (USD)

Allowance departing Bali (Denpasar) to all destinations
First additional piece: $180
Second additional piece: $220 (i.e. $400 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $260
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $180

Canada

Excess and oversized baggage charges (CAD)

International Allowance (ex Vancouver)
First additional piece: $240
Second additional piece: $280 (i.e. $520 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $330
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $240

China

Excess and oversized baggage charges (CNY)

International Allowance
First additional piece: ¥1150
Second additional piece: ¥1380 (i.e. ¥2530 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: ¥1610
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: ¥1500

Cook Islands (Rarotonga)

Excess and oversized baggage charges (NZD)

Allowance departing Cook Islands (Rarotonga) to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: $170
Second additional piece: $250 (i.e. $420 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $300
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $170

Allowance departing Cook Islands (Rarotonga) to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: $250
Second additional piece: $300 (i.e. $550 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $350
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $250

Fiji (Nadi)

Excess and oversized baggage charges (FJD)

Allowance departing Nadi to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: $250
Second additional piece: $370 (i.e. $620 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $450
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $250

Allowance departing Nadi to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: $370
Second additional piece: $450 (i.e. $820 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $520
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $370

Hong Kong

Excess and oversized baggage charges (HKD)

International Allowance (ex Hong Kong)
First additional piece: $1430
Second additional piece: $1720 (i.e. $3150 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $2000
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $1430

Japan

Excess and oversized baggage charges (JPY)

International Allowance (ex Japan)
First additional piece: ¥20,000
Second additional piece: ¥24,000 (i.e. ¥44,000 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: ¥27,000
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: ¥20,000

New Caledonia (Noumea)

Excess and oversized baggage charges (XPF)

Allowance departing New Caledonia (Noumea) to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: 12,000XPF
Second additional piece: 18,000XPF (i.e. 30,000XPF for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: 22,000XPF
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: 12,000XPF

Allowance departing New Caledonia (Noumea) to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: 18,000XPF
Second additional piece: 22,000XPF (i.e. 40,000XPF for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: 25,000XPF
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: 18,000XPF

Niue

Excess and oversized baggage charges (NZD)

Allowance departing Niue to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: $170
Second additional piece: $250 (i.e. $420 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $300
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $170

Allowance departing Niue to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: $250
Second additional piece: $300 (i.e. $550 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $350
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $250

Norfolk Island

Excess and oversized baggage charges (AUD)

Departing from Norfolk Island to Australia
First additional piece: $170
Second additional piece: $250 (i.e. $420 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $300
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $170

Samoa (Apia)

Excess and oversized baggage charges (WST)

Allowance departing Apia to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: $300
Second additional piece: $440 (i.e. $740 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $530
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $300

Allowance departing Apia to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: $440
Second additional piece: $530 (i.e. $970 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $620
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $440

Singapore

Excess and oversized baggage charges (SGD)

International Allowance (ex Singapore)
First additional piece: $240
Second additional piece: $290 (i.e. $530 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $340
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $240

Tahiti (Papeete)

Excess and oversized baggage charges (XPF)

Allowance departing Tahiti (Papeete) to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: 12,000XPF
Second additional piece: 18,000XPF (i.e. 30,000XPF for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: 22,000XPF
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: 12,000XPF

Allowance departing Tahiti (Papeete) to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: 18,000XPF
Second additional piece: 22,000XPF (i.e. 40,000XPF for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: 25,000XPF
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: 18,000XPF

Taipei

Excess and oversized baggage charges (TWD)

International Allowance (ex Taipei)
First additional piece: $5,330
Second additional piece: $6,400 (i.e. $11,730 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $7,470
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $5,330

Tonga

Excess and oversized baggage charges (TOP)

Allowance departing Tonga (Nuku'alofa) to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: T$280
Second additional piece: T$410 (i.e. T$690 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: T$490
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: T$280

Allowance departing Tonga (Nuku'alofa) to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: T$410
Second additional piece: T$490 (i.e. T$900 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: T$570
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: T$410

Vanuatu

Excess and oversized baggage charges (VUV)

Allowance departing Vanuatu to all short-haul destinations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (excluding Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: 13,000VT
Second additional piece: 20,000VT (i.e. 33,000VT for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: 24,000VT
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: 13,000VT

Allowance departing Vanuatu to all other international destinations (including Perth, Denpasar and Honolulu)
First additional piece: 20,000VT
Second additional piece: 24,000VT (i.e. 44,000VT for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: 28,000VT
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: 20,000VT

Vietnam

Excess and oversized baggage charges (USD)

International Allowance (ex Vietnam)
First additional piece: $180
Second additional piece: $220 (i.e. $400 for two)
Third additional piece: $260
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $180

United Kingdom

Excess and oversized baggage charges (GBP)

International Allowance (ex London Heathrow)
First additional piece: £130
Second additional piece: £160 (i.e. £290 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: £180
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: £130

United States

If your flight is operated by an Air New Zealand partner airline, and Air New Zealand baggage allowances and charges do not apply, please check with the airline operating the service for details.

Charges will be applied when you exceed your permitted allowance including any Prepaid Extra Bags and or frequent flyer benefit where applicable.

Please note: US DoT legislation requires that for all itineraries that start in the US or which have a final destination in the US, the same baggage allowance and charges must apply for the entire journey. Charges are applicable at each stopover point throughout your journey.

Excess and oversized baggage charges (USD)

International Allowance ex USA to all destinations
First additional piece: $180
Second additional piece: $220 (i.e. $400 for two)
Third and subsequent additional pieces: $260
Overweight (for bags over 23kg but under 32kg) and oversized items: $180

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