Travel alerts

Travel alerts contains information about current travel alerts that are in effect.

Getting in touch with us πŸ’œ

We continue to receive an extremely high number of calls, messages, and emails which is affecting our response time.

If you prefer to contact us via one of our messaging channels, we ask that you provide as much information as possible when reaching out. If your query is about an upcoming or recently travelled booking, please also include your booking reference or ticket number.

Due to current incoming volumes, we do not recommend using a messaging channel if you require urgent assistance.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding while you wait to connect with us.

Domestic Booking flexibility for Gisborne and Napier services

If you have a domestic ticket issued on or prior to 21 February 2023 for travel to/from or via Gisborne or Napier, up to and including Friday, 31 March 2023, we are offering the following booking flexibility:

  • You will be able to change your travel to a date up to and including Friday, 31 March 2023 without fare difference, penalty, or service fees.
  • You can change your booking to a different Air New Zealand origin or destination free of charge, provided the journey type remains the same. For example, rebook a domestic journey to another domestic journey.

We understand you may no longer wish to travel and so by going to the Manage Bookings page you can enter your six-digit booking reference along with your family name, continue through to your booking and follow the instructions to hold the unused value of your ticket in credit. Your credit will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Remember, you can also use the Air NZ app to view, change and manage your booking.

If you have booked through a travel agent, please contact them directly to make any changes.

Disrupt Reimbursement Consideration

If your journey has been disrupted for a controllable reason, e.g. engineering, or crew shortages, and your new itinerary requires you to stay overnight in a place you do not reside, our airport team will be working hard to secure accommodation for you. Over peak travel periods, availability is extremely limited and you may be required to source your own accommodation. As a guideline, we recommend NZD250.00 per room and NZD90.00 per person, per night for meals. Please retain all itemised receipts, as they are required for reimbursement consideration.

To find out how to submit your reimbursement request, please click here.

Frequently asked travel queries

Our website is full of information to help throughout your journey. We recommend checking for details prior to reaching out to our Contact Centre, Social Media, and Email Support teams for further assistance.

Flight Disruptions and your rights:

  • Should your flight be affected by a significant delay, cancellation, or schedule change, please click here to explore your options.

Airpoints membership information:

Flight and booking assistance:

  • Monitor the status of your flight here.
  • View, change or cancel bookings, add a seat request or extra bag*, via Manage Bookings.
  • Check-in up to 24 hours before your flight via the Air NZ app or our website.  
  • Find out more about credits and refunds here. If you hold an existing credit with us, view and use yours with our online credit tool.
Credits issued on or prior to 30 September 2022 are valid to use until 31 January 2024.
Credits issued from 1 October 2022 onwards are valid for 12 months from their date of issue.

Travel information:

As all vaccination, pre-departure, and entry requirements are set by the Governments of each transit/destination country, there is no need to reach out to us to confirm the information shown online.

Other points to keep in mind:

  • For customers looking to use a credit to make a new booking, please note that credits can't be combined with Airpoints Dollars. Once your credit has been applied, any remaining amount will need to be paid for using a credit/debit card or via POLi internet banking.
  • Prepaid extra bags* are only available when your journey is solely operated by Air New Zealand. If another airline makes up part of your journey, excess baggage fees will apply at check-in based on the baggage rules of your ticket.
  • While you are not required to show proof of vaccination to travel on an Air New Zealand operated service, any vaccination and pre-departure testing requirements of your transit or destination countries still apply.
  • As of 20 October 2022, you are no longer required to complete a New Zealand Traveller Declaration.
  • Battery-powered devices such as baggage trackers are now able to be carried in checked baggage while still in β€˜on’ mode. Check specific requirements here

We also recommend downloading the Air NZ app to stay up to date with your bookings.