Quick reference guide to Air New Zealand seating

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Exclusive complimentary seating reserved for Elite, Gold, Elite Partner or Koru members, and generally located towards the front of our Economy cabins on Air New Zealand operated flights. Includes Space+ on applicable Domestic, Tasman and Pacific Island services

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Airpoints Elite & Gold members

Complimentary access to all available Frequent flyer seats, from any fare

Elite Partner & Koru members

Complimentary access to all available Frequent flyer seats, from any fare

All other travellers

Not available


Standard seating is other seating available further back on the airplane

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Airpoints Elite & Gold members

Complimentary access to all available Standard seats

Elite Partner & Koru members

Complimentary access to all available Standard seats

All other travellers

Access to Standard seats except for:
- Domestic grabaseat™ fares where a $5 charge applies
- Tasman and Pacific Islands seat and seat+bag fares where a $10 charge applies
- Long haul Economy Global Sale and Global Saver fares where a $19 charge applies (complimentary access at 24 hours prior to departure)


worksdeluxe (Special seating):
Access to premium check-in, additional baggage allowance and premium seating with a guaranteed empty seat beside you

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Short haul international flights operated by A320

Airpoints Elite & Gold members

Available for customers who have purchased worksdeluxe

Elite Partner & Koru members

Available for customers who have purchased worksdeluxe

All other travellers

Available for customers who have purchased worksdeluxe


Economy Skycouch™ (Special seating):
Special economy seating that converts three-across seats to a comfortable couch

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Long haul international flights operated by 777-300

Airpoints Elite & Gold members

Available for customers who have purchased Skycouch. Access to seats in the Skycouch zone may be assigned to Elite and Gold members only at check-in if seats are available, however does not include Skycouch product

Elite Partner & Koru members

Available for customers who have purchased Skycouch

All other travellers

Available for customers who have purchased Skycouch


Twin Seat (Special seating):
Purchase the seat next to you for additional comfort when space is available - only at check-in

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Long haul international flights operated by 777-300 and 777-200

Airpoints Elite & Gold members

Available for customers who have purchased Twin Seat at check-in

Elite Partner & Koru members

Available for customers who have purchased Twin Seat at check-in

All other travellers

Available for customers who have purchased Twin Seat at check-in


Exit Row Seating (Paid Seating):
Stretch out and enjoy the extra space that an Exit Row Seat provides as well as priority boarding privileges. Please note that there are some requirements that must be met to sit in an Exit Row

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Airpoints Elite & Gold members

Can be purchased from time of booking

Complimentary from 48hr before travel

Elite Partner & Koru members

Can be purchased from time of booking

Complimentary from 48hr before travel

All other travellers

Can be purchased from time of booking to 3hr before departure for international flights and 30min before departure for domestic flights


Preferred Seating (Paid Seating):
Limited number of seats in preferred areas of the aircraft including priority boarding

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Airpoints Elite & Gold members

Can be purchased from time of booking

Complimentary from 48hr before travel

Elite Partner & Koru members

Can be purchased from time of booking

Complimentary from 48hr before travel

All other travellers

Can be purchased from time of booking to 3hr before departure for International flights and 30min before departure for Domestic flights


Bassinet Seating (Paid Seating):
Confirmed bassinet for infants under 8 months at time of travel with a maximum weight of 11.8kg/26lb. Bassinet dimensions are 29 inches (73.66cm) long x 13.5 inches (34.29cm) wide

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All short haul and long haul international services

Airpoints Elite & Gold members

Can be purchased from time of booking if travelling with an infant. Will be allocated to infant bookings for free on a space available basis from 48hr before travel

Elite Partner & Koru members

Can be purchased from time of booking if travelling with an infant. Will be allocated to infant bookings for free on a space available basis from 48hr before travel

All other travellers

Can be purchased from time of booking if travelling with an infant. Will be allocated to infant bookings for free on a space available basis from 48hr before travel