Air New Zealand 2019 Baggage Allowance and Fees

Flying with Air New Zealand? Discover everything you need to know about Air New Zealand baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges.


Air New Zealand Carry-On Baggage

Your carry-on baggage allowance is determined by your class of service.

Economy passengers are permitted to carry one piece of carry-on baggage, which must not exceed 7kg, plus one small item, such as a handbag or thin/small laptop. Premium Economy, Business and connecting Business passengers, plus Airpoints Gold, Elite and Star Alliance Gold members are permitted to carry up to two pieces of carry on baggage, weighing up to 14kg total with one item up to 10kg, plus one small item.

The total dimensions for any carry-on bag must not exceed 118cm.

If your carry-on baggage exceeds the allowance, it will need to be checked into the hold.

Class of ServiceSize RestrictionsWeight Allowance
Economy118cm total7kg
Premium Economy118cm totalUp to 14kg total
Business118cm totalUp to 14kg total
Connecting Business118cm totalUp to 14kg total
Airpoints Gold members118cm totalUp to 14kg total
Elite members118cm totalUp to 14kg total
Star Alliance Gold members118cm totalUp to 14kg total

Air New Zealand Checked Baggage

Your checked baggage allowance is determined by your fare and class of service.

Seat fares are the only fares which do not include baggage allowance.

On domestic flights, the Seat + Bag, Flexi Time and Smart Saver fares include one piece of checked baggage, which must not exceed the allowance of 23kg.

Flexi Plus fares include two pieces, each which must not exceed 23kg.

On international flights, the Seat + Bag, The Works and Economy fares include one piece of checked baggage, which must not exceed the allowance of 23kg.

Works Deluxe and Premium Economy fares include two pieces.

Business passengers have a checked allowance of three bags.

The total dimensions for any checked baggage must not exceed 158cm.

If you want to take more bags, you can purchase this as part of your booking or any time before your day of travel. The maximum number of checked bags per person is 3 bags.

For more detailed information, please visit the Air New Zealand website directly.


Air New Zealand Excess Baggage

Air New Zealand offers options to passengers who want to take more checked baggage than their fare allows. If your bag is overweight but less than the 32kg maximum allowance, you may pay an excess baggage charge at the airport.

Please visit the Air New Zealand website directly for more detailed information.

Air New Zealand Sport Equipment and Musical Instruments

Air New Zealand permit a wide range of sporting equipment and musical instruments on flights. Due to their size, some of these items may be counted as a standard checked bag. However, many will be considered as oversized or overweight items. As such, charges and certain restrictions will apply. Please visit the Air New Zealand website directly.



Uni Baggage – Airline Baggage Alternative

Carrying baggage with you on your Air New Zealand flight is an easy, cost-effective option if you are travelling with a small amount of luggage. However, if you exceed the weight allowance or size restrictions, or if you need to add an extra bag to your flight, you could face considerable extra charges. Thankfully, that’s where Uni Baggage comes in.

Uni Baggage provides a great, low-cost alternative to carrying bags on your flight. We offer fast and convenient international luggage shipping services, which allow you to travel hands-free. It means you’ll save yourself some time at the airport – you won’t have any bags to check-in, you won’t have to wait around at the luggage carousels at your destination and ultimately, it’ll be one less thing to worry about whilst you travel.

Uni Baggage allows you to ship a massive 30kg suitcase at fantastic low rates. You can get a free instant quote online to see exactly how cost-effective our service can be. You’ll also have the option to pay extra for even heavier bags, if you need to, and you can add as many items as you like to your booking. Shipping your luggage ahead allows you to bring more with you than if you were simply relying on a few pieces of checked baggage.

Simply book online and Uni Baggage will collect your luggage and deliver it quickly and safely to where it needs to go. As well as providing a reliable door to door service, Uni Baggage offers luggage tracking, SMS and email notifications the entire way through. We ship to over 200 countries worldwide, across over 1000 routes. What are you waiting for?


Learn more:

Airline Baggage Information

Easyjet Baggage Allowance

Ryanair Baggage Allowance

Aer Lingus Baggage Allowance

Luggage Shipping


Up to date information gathered from the following sources on 17/07/18:
https://www.airnewzealand.co.uk/baggage
https://www.airnewzealand.co.uk/carry-on-baggage
https://www.airnewzealand.co.uk/checked-in-baggage
https://www.airnewzealand.co.uk/excess-baggage
https://www.airnewzealand.co.uk/oversized-items