Checked baggage at Air New Zealand is carried at no extra charge if the weight does not exceed 23 kg (50 pounds) and the combined dimensions are no more than 158 cm (62’’). If the weight of checked baggage at Air New Zealand is 23-32 kg, it is possible to pay for the excess at the airport. Passengers carrying excess baggage can take advantage of the cheaper option if they repack their baggage to two suitcases and purchase additional checked baggage before traveling. Items with dimensions exceeding the permissible size and weight of checked baggage and impossible to repack into bags weighing less than 32 kg are transported by Air New Zealand as cargo. Transportation of cargo is reported to airlines at least 5 days before departure. Business class passengers can bring 3 pieces of luggage with registered baggage weighing up to 23 kg each. The premium economy class allows 2 pieces of luggage, while the economy class permits 1.
Transport of sports equipment and musical instruments
Air New Zealand Airlines permit the transport of sports equipment, such as hang gliders, windsurfing boards and bicycles, as well as musical instruments. These items are transported by Air New Zealand as checked baggage - the dimensions and weight of the packages are the same as for luggage with other items.
Air New Zealand - hand baggage
At Air New Zealand, hand baggage should weigh up to 14 kg and be packed in one cabin luggage. In addition, the passenger has the option of bringing personal items packed in a purse or briefcase, laptop and camera free of charge. It is forbidden to carry any items in luggage that may pose a danger to other passengers or crew members (e.g. scissors, nail files, lighters, screwdrivers).
Air New Zealand - hand baggage in business class
If you are traveling in the business class of Air New Zealand, hand baggage (dimensions and weight) is subject to the same restrictions as in the economy class. However, passengers can bring 2 cabin suitcases at no extra charge, provided that each bag meets the weight and dimensions of hand baggage.