Earn Double Airpoints for select Air New Zealand bookings made until Tuesday

Air New Zealand airplane on tarmac

If you are looking to boost your Airpoints balance and you were planning some travel, now is a good time to book.

Current offer: triple Airpoints for select Air New Zealand bookings

You can earn triple Airpoints Dollars on eligible international Air New Zealand-operated flights when make a booking between now and midnight on the 17 September, for travel on select dates.

Airpoints Bonus Flight Offer

An eligible flight for the purpose of this promotion means any Air New Zealand-operated flight with a NZ flight number on your ticket where Airpoints Dollars are normally earned to the following destinations:

  • Sydney
  • Bali (Denpasar)
  • Chicago

Eligible travel dates and sale prices can be found on the promotion page here.

Do not forget to include your Airpoints number in your booking to ensure you earn triple points.

You can make multiple bookings to earn triple points during the promotional period.

Note that for bookings made previous to this promotion, you will not receive bonus points.

Is this a good offer?

This could be a good offer depending on the cabin class you book, and what you plan to use your Airpoints Dollars towards.

For example, you could book a one-way flight in Business Class to Bali for $1,199 in May 2020.

Under this offer, you would earn 255 Airpoints Dollars for this flight (you can see all potential earn rates by using this calculator).

That’s an effective 21% return on the cost of your flight, and would be enough to redeem for a Business Class seat on any of these great value short-haul partner airline routes.

With KrisFlyer, you would only earn 5,235 miles, which would not even be enough for an Economy Class redemption anywhere.

Offer history

September 2019: Triple points on eligible Air New Zealand flights

Ongoing opportunities to boost your Airpoints balance

There are a number of other ways to earn bonus Airpoints Dollars, including by signing up to an Airpoints-earning credit card, buying fuel at Z or Caltex, shopping with New World, or booking car hire.

And here is one of the best ways to use them.