Air New Zealand flies, from and within New Zealand, directly serving 53 cities in 16 countries, including 26 destinations within New Zealand. They are committed to delivering a uniquely New Zealand experience to their customers.

Earn points and tier points

Flying Club members can earn a percentage of the points you have flown depending on the cabin you are flying in. Please see the table below for more information.

Points earned on long haul International

Cabin Booking Class % of miles flown
Business  C, D, J, Z 200%
Pacific Premium Economy U, O, E, A 150%
Economy Y 100%
Discounted Economy M, H, Q, B, V, W, T 50%

*Non qualifying classes I, L, G, S, K, P, F, X, N

Points earned in Australia and Pacific Islands

Cabin Booking Class % of miles flown
Business  C, D, J, Z 200%
Premium Economy U, O, E, A 150%
Full Fare Economy Y 100%
Discounted Economy M, Q, H, B 50%

*Non qualifying classes I, W, V, T, L, G, S, K, P, F, X, N

Points earned within New Zealand

Cabin Booking Class % of miles flown
Full Fare Economy Y 100%
Discounted Economy M, Q, H, B 50%

*Non qualifying classes W, T, L, G, S, K, P, F, X, N 

Tier points earned

Class Sectors Under 2000 miles Sectors 2000 miles or over 
First / Business  25 50
Economy 0 25

Tier Points are based on actual miles flown 

Spend points

The table below shows round-trip mileage, not including applicable taxes and surcharges. One-way trips are permitted at half of the round-trip mileage shown below. If a journey requires a connecting flight or stopover to reach the destination, points are charged for each sector.

Redemption flights start from 15,000 points

Did you know that with our partner Air New Zealand you could fly from Sydney to Auckland from 20,000 points return plus any applicable taxes, fees and surcharges.

Search flights

Route Economy Class* Business Class*
Domestic New Zealand 15,000 -
New Zealand - Australia 20,000 30,000
New Zealand - Pacific Islands 20,000 30,000
Los Angeles - London 50,000 155,000
New Zealand - Asia 60,000 80,000
New Zealand - Hawaii 60,000 90,000
South Pacific - Los Angeles 60,000 90,000
New Zealand - North / South America 80,000 125,000
New Zealand - Europe 120,000 190,000
*Or equivalent class.

Infant Reward Flights

An infant under two at the time of travel and not requiring a seat, will be charged the following points for a round trip. 

One-way journey's would require half the points. 

Economy Class Business Class
2,000 10,000

Please note: Taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges apply to all Reward Flights.

Flying Club Gold members

As a Gold member, when you travel on Codeshare flights operated by Air New Zealand, whichever cabin you fly you’re welcome to these extras:


  • An extra piece of baggage
  • Business Class check in
  • Relax in the Air New Zealand lounges Sydney, Rarotonga, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Melbourne, Wellington and Queenstown*
  • Priority baggage
  • Flying Club members must present a physical card to gain access to partner lounges


*must be booked through Virgin Atlantic and be travelling on a VS flight number.

Ready to book?

To earn points on Air New Zealand, book your flights directly by calling them on 0800 028 4149. Remember to add your Flying Club membership number. 

Visit Air New Zealand

To spend points with Air New Zealand, get in touch with our Flying Club team who will be able to help book your next trip.

Get in touch with the Flying Club team

Earning points:

Points may only be earned on flights operated by Air New Zealand. Points will be issued to Flying Club members when travelling in the listed qualifying classes.

If you're a member of one of our partner airlines' frequent flyer programmes, please note that you can only earn points in one scheme for any particular flight.

Please check our Terms and Conditions on earning points on codeshare flights with our partner airlines. Please note that Flying Club members will not be able to earn points when booked on the following VS Codeshare flights (operated by Air New Zealand).

Booking classes which do not qualify for accruals are U, M, E, Q, X, N & O on the following VS Codeshare flights:
San Francisco - Auckland
Los Angeles - Rarotonga
Shanghai - Auckland

Booking classes which do not qualify for accruals are B, R, L, U, M, E, Q, X, N & O on the following VS Codeshare flights:
Auckland - Rarotonga
Auckland - Christchurch / Wellington / Queenstown

Additional points will not be earned for bookings that are subsequently upgraded to a higher class whereby an additional fare difference is paid.

Spending points:

All mileage levels are excluding passenger taxes, duties, fees, charges and surcharges.

Blackout dates may apply.

Reward seats are subject to availability. 

Bookings must be made at least 48 hours before departure. Points must be redeemed from one account.

Full partner terms and conditions

Missing points

When claiming points please keep all copies of your original tickets/e-tickets and boarding passes until the correct amount of points appear on your account. If the points do not show on your account within six weeks, please contact us to claim them back.

Claim missing points 

Introducing Virgin Red

Virgin Red is Virgin’s brand-new rewards club - built to revolve around you. When you join Flying Club you can then activate your Virgin Red account, where you can unlock more ways to earn and spend points across the Virgin family and beyond. From Everyday Treats to Extraordinary Experiences, explore all ways you can be rewarded with Virgin Red.

Join Virgin Red