Bonus Airpoints on hotel bookings with Air New Zealand and Expedia

A guide to earning Airpoints Dollars with Air New Zealand and Expedia

GUIDE: Earning Points
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POSTED: June 21, 2019
UPDATED: June 21, 2019
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Air New Zealand Airpoints

Air New Zealand have a partnership with Expedia that gives you the opportunity to earn Airpoints Dollars on every hotel stay, at thousands of hotels around the world.

You can currently earn double Airpoints Dollars on every hotel stay you book until 28 June.

Offer details

You’ll earn 2 Airpoints Dollar (APD) per $75 NZD spent until 28 June.

After this date, the earn rate will return to 1 APD per $75 spent.

Our take

The offer works out to be around a 2.7% rebate on the price of your stay.

This compares poorly to standard APD earn rates for partner hotels, e.g. with Millennium Hotels & Resorts, you’ll earn 1 APD per $15 spent, which is a ~6.7% rebate.

These rebate figures are based on 1 APD equalling $1 NZD on flight redemptions with Air New Zealand.

Some partner redemptions do offer better value however.

Sofitel Viaduct Harbour

Sofitel Viaduct Harbour

Summing up

A direct booking with most major hotel chains will generally see you earn more Airpoints Dollars than booking via Expedia.

If your principal goal is to save money on your hotel booking, you’re also better off just taking advantage of a coupon offer through Expedia, or other sites like CheapTickets or Orbitz.

While Air New Zealand promote that there is a 10% member discount on select hotels, note that this is a standard Expedia Rewards offering.

Virgin Velocity also provide for points earn with Expedia, with promotions that generally work out to be better value.

Bonus Airpoints on hotel bookings with Air New Zealand and Expedia was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Daniel Kinnoch