Airpoints is the loyalty program of Air New Zealand and a member of Star Alliance. Airpoints allow you to earn and redeem points for award flights. Earned points are called Airpoints Dollars. This is more of a rebate program than a frequent flyer program with frequent flyer program aspects retained only for partner airlines. The program is not attractive for US-based travelers, unless they make frequent trips to NZ (including their fifth freedom flight from LAX to London).
Approximate miles value
Based on the fare
Limit on amount of miles you can purchase
Courtesy Hold for award reservation
Do you need to open an account to check availability?
You will pay per segment
You need to book most of the flights over the phone.
Aegean, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Egyptair, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Tahiti Nui, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Virgin Atlantic
Credit card partners
No transfer partners, no US co-branded credit cards
Co-Branded credit card in the US
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Choose where you are going from and to by selecting the respective zones. There are two ways to choose your origin and destination - you can either select the zones they fall into on the map or by clicking on the bars above the map and entering the city name or airport code into the search fields.
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