Seat Select

Select your seat in advance, get more space or a better location on Air New Zealand operated flights. 

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How do I Seat Select?

It's simple, and there are several ways to Seat Select:

If you are one of our customers who already have access to free Standard Seating as part of your fare or Airpoints™ status, you will continue to get this benefit. With Paid Seat Select you also have the option to purchase a Preferred or Exit Row Seat.

Remember, you don't need to select your seat with your booking. We'll allocate one to you for free when you check in.

Seating options

Standard Seat  

Flying on a long haul international flight, theworks or worksdeluxe fare on Tasman and Pacific Island flights, or a domestic flexitime or flexidate fare? Choosing a Standard Seat is included in your fare.

If you're an Elite, Gold or Koru member, see below for more about what you can get.

If you're travelling on a domestic seat only, seat+bag, Tasman and Pacific Island seat or seat+bag fares you can purchase a Standard seat in advance using paid Seat Select.

If you don't Seat Select in advance, your seat will be allocated to you at check-in.

Preferred Seat

These seats are in preferred location on the aircraft with priority boarding privileges, and may also have extra legroom.

Exit Row Seat

Enjoy extra space in front to stretch out, and priority boarding privileges, too. There are some requirements you need to meet to sit in these rows. Please review them before you book.

Bassinet Row Seats

If you're travelling with an infant, paid bassinet seating* is a reassuring option for parents. Some seats in these rows have bassinet fittings designed for infants up to 8 months old and weighing a maximum of 11.8kg/26lb, subject to availability.

If you don't secure a bassinet during booking, we'll still do our best to allocate one to you at the airport if one is still available.

Bassinet dimensions are 29 inches (73.66cm) long x 13.5 inches (34.29cm) wide.

Airpoints™ Elite, Gold and Koru members

As an Elite, Gold or Koru member, you will enjoy access to complimentary frequent flyer premium seating. You'll find frequent flyer premium seating towards the front of our cabins on most Air New Zealand flights. Premium seating includes the Space+ zone on our domestic jet services and international A320 services, which comes with extra legroom, and is independent from the Preferred and Exit Row seating options.

When you book online, you'll need to be signed in or provide your Airpoints™ number on the Passenger Details page to have access to these seats.

If there are any Preferred or Exit Row Seats still available 48 hours before your flight, you can select them free of charge as bonus. 

Here's a summary of all the options.

Prices

Seat Select offers great value options to secure a bit extra, so check out the pricing below. Prices quoted below are 'from prices' only and are based on a per flight sector basis.

 
New Zealand domestic

Seat and Seat + Bag

$5

$10

$10

Not available

 
New Zealand domestic

Flexi Time and Flexi Plus

Complimentary

$10

$10

Not available

 
Tasman & Pacific Islands

Economy

Complimentary

$10

$20

$10

 
Tasman & Pacific Islands

Premium Economy

Complimentary

$10

Not available

$10

 
Short haul flights to/from Honolulu, Denpasar, Perth

Economy

Complimentary

$29

$39

$19

 
Short haul flights to/from Honolulu, Denpasar, Perth

Premium Economy

Complimentary

$29

Not available

$19

 
Long haul international to/from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver, London2

Economy -Sweet Deals and Value fares3

$15

$75

$150

$25

 
Long haul international to/from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver, London2

Economy - Flexible Fares

Complimentary

$75

$150

$25

 
Long haul international to/from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver, London2

Premium Economy

Complimentary

$75

Not available

$25

 
Long haul international all other destinations

Economy -Sweet Deals and Value fares3

$15

$75

$95

$25

 
Long haul international all other destinations

Economy - Flexible Fares

Complimentary

$75

$95

$25

 
Long haul international all other destinations

Premium Economy

Complimentary

$75

Not available

$25

1 All Business class and Works Deluxe bookings receive complimentary Seat Select.

2 Please note Air New Zealand flights between Auckland and London contain two sectors, the prices in the table above are the cost to upgrade on a single sector.

Seat Select is only available on Air New Zealand operated flights and all Seat Select types are subject to availability. Prices quoted above are from prices only and are based on a per flight sector basis.