Air New Zealand Points
This is a big win for elite Qantas members, who will enjoy Air New Zealand lounge access when travelling on Qantas codeshare services within New Zealand. All Qantas members will be able to earn points on Air New Zealand-Qantas codeshare flights within New Zealand from 28 October 2019. Codeshare tickets will go on sale in late July.
But, overall, Air New Zealand provides a competitive premium economy product. If you're sold on flying Air New Zealand but looking for a lie-flat experience, be sure to check out TPG's other reviews of long-haul Air New Zealand flights. It's Kiwi to me: A review of Air New Zealand's 777-300ER in business class
In the air, you can earn Airpoints Dollars™ on many Air New Zealand and Star Alliance flights. Some flights with our other airline partners may also earn Airpoints Dollars. On the ground, you can earn with our hotel and rental car partners. More about earning.
For Elite status, it's important to note that at least 60% of the required Status Points must be earned on Air New Zealand travel or qualifying partner airline travel. Status Points earned on eligible Star Alliance travel may count towards up to 40% of the Status Points required within a 12 month period to retain or upgrade to Elite.
For Silver and Gold tier status, at least 50% of the required Status Points must be earned on Air New Zealand travel, eligible Star Alliance travel, qualifying partner airline travel or Frequent Flyer Status Boosts (Airpoints Gold only) and up to 50% may be earned on credit cards, within a 12 month period to retain or upgrade Silver or Gold.
Airpoints Dollars and Status Points from Air New Zealand flights can take several days to appear in your account. Airpoints Dollars and Status Points from partner airlines, Airpoints Partners and Airpoints earning credit cards can take longer. We suggest waiting three-four weeks before lodging your claim.