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Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is the national airline of New Zealand. From its hub in Auckland, Air New Zealand serves 51 cities in 16 countries, including Australia, the South Pacific, Asia, North America and the United Kingdom.

Codeshare: United Airlines® flight numbers UA 6749-6828 are operated by Air New Zealand.

Destinations: From the United States to Auckland, New Zealand, (AKL) and to points beyond in Australia and the South Pacific.

Earning miles

Earn MileagePlus® miles on all qualifying Air New Zealand flights, except as noted in the chart below. You’ll earn miles according to the booking class that you purchase.

To receive mileage credit, present your MileagePlus number when you make reservations and make sure that it appears on your boarding pass at check-in.

The miles you earn on Air New Zealand qualify toward MileagePlus Premier® status.

Website:  www.airnewzealand.com

Mileage Accrual Chart

International Flights (including Tahiti)

Mileage Accrual Chart - International Flights (including Tahiti)
Eligible Air New Zealand fare classes   MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
Business C, D, J, Z 125% 100% 1
Pacific Premium Economy U, E, O, A 100% 100% 1
Full Fare Economy Y, B 100% 100% 1
Economy H, M, Q, V, W, T 100% 100% 1

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines® and Air New Zealand reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned. MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

1For information on Premier qualification, including how to earn Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) on partner airlines, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.

Trans Tasman Flights between New Zealand and Australia and Pacific Islands Flights​

Mileage Accrual Chart - Trans Tasman Flights between New Zealand and Australia and Pacific Islands Flights​
Eligible Air New Zealand fare classes   MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
Business Class C, D, J, Z 125% 100% 1
Economy Class Y, B, M, H, Q, U 100% 100% 1

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines and Air New Zealand reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned. MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

1For information on Premier qualification, including how to earn Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) on partner airlines, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.

Intra New Zealand flights

Mileage Accrual Chart - Intra New Zealand flights
Eligible Air New Zealand fare classes   MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
Discount Economy Y, B, H, M, V, Q 100% 100% 1

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines® and Air New Zealand reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned. MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

1For information on Premier qualification, including how to earn Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) on partner airlines, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.

Premier benefits

If you’re a MileagePlus Premier member, you’ll be recognized as a Premier member when flying Air New Zealand.

Using miles

Star Alliance awards enable you to use your MileagePlus miles for award travel to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide, on any Star Alliance airline.

  • See our award chart to find out how many miles you'll need, depending on class of service and region of travel. The mileage amounts apply to all Star Alliance carriers, and any combination of carriers.
  • You can use miles to fly one-way or roundtrip.

You can book award travel on Air New Zealand through united.com. Please note: Service charges may apply for booking or changing award reservations, depending on ticketing and travel dates and MileagePlus status. Award tickets cannot be issued at the airport. Call 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) to reach the United Customer Contact Center within the U.S. and Canada, or view more contact and language options.

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