Air New Zealand Excess Baggage
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Air New Zealand is the national airline of New Zealand. Founded in 1940 as Tasman Empire Airways Limited, the airline commenced operations as Air New Zealand in 1965. Its main hub is Auckland Airport, and its fleet of over 100 aircraft operates flights to 21 domestic destinations, as well as the Pacific Islands, North America and South America. The airline is a member of the Star Alliance.
Air New Zealand offers a range of fare types. These include Economy, Premium Economy Business Class or Business Premier on long-haul international flights; Seat Only, Seat + Bag, The Works, Works Deluxe, Premium Economy and Business Premier classes on Tasman and Pacific flights; and Seat Only, Seat + Bag, FlexiTime and FlexiPlus options on domestic flights. A range of in-flight entertainment options are offered, as well as a variety of on-board meal and snack options. Air New Zealand’s loyalty program, Airpoints, enables members to earn Airpoints Dollars on flights with the airline and its major partners.
Air New Zealand’s checked baggage allowance varies depending on your travel class, destination and type of flight. However, the general baggage allowance includes a maximum of three bags per person, with each bag weighing no more than 23kg. (Airpoints members who have achieved Elite, Gold or Koru status are entitled to free additional baggage benefits.)
There is the option to pay an overweight charge if your bag weighs between 23kg and 32kg; no piece of luggage weighing over 32kg is permitted as checked baggage. Additional excess baggage charges are applicable when passengers exceed their specified allowance in any way; these fees are dependent on your location and are charged per piece.
A prepaid extra bag service is offered by Air New Zealand at a lower cost than the excess baggage fees charged at the airport. Prepaid extra bags may be purchased online or over the phone prior to your flight. Prices range from $30NZD for one extra bag on domestic flights to $155NZD for one extra bag on flights to/from London. Even if you choose to pre-purchase extra baggage, there is still a limit of three checked-in bags per person. Furthermore, due to load restrictions, the additional baggage option is not necessarily offered on all flights. Air New Zealand does also offer an unaccompanied baggage option for excess baggage, but this is not available from all flight destinations and operates under strict regulations.
An alternative option to airline excess baggage services is an air cargo service. Pack & Send operates an air cargo service that provides fixed-price transportation to worldwide destinations. Perfect for people who have accumulated excess goods throughout their travels, an air cargo service is often a more economical option as well; no ancillary charges are involved as is often the case with airline excess baggage services. With its reliable, high-quality air cargo service, Pack & Send also offers peace of mind for customers who want to ensure their goods reach home safely and securely.