Silver tier benefits
Silver members receive two complimentary single-entry lounge eVouchers each membership year*. They can be used at all Air New Zealand owned lounges when departing on an Air New Zealand ticketed and operated flight.
These lounge eVouchers are electronically stored in your Airpoints account and are automatically redeemed when you scan your boarding pass at the lounge. Keep your valid Silver membership card handy to show to lounge hosts if requested. You can also gift one lounge eVoucher to a companion travelling with you on the same flight. Lounge access with eVouchers are subject to lounge space on the day.
Silver members receive one Recognition Upgrade each time they retain or become a Silver member and this is valid for that membership year*. A Recognition Upgrade can be used to upgrade one flight sector by one cabin class (for example, from Premium Economy to Business Premier). Where the applicable flight only offers two cabin classes or on one of our short-haul trans-Tasman and Pacific Island flights, your Recognition Upgrade can be used for an upgrade request from Economy to Business Premier.
A Recognition Upgrade is only able to be applied to Air New Zealand ticketed and operated flights. We recommend our members apply their Recognition Upgrade to their flight booking as soon as possible. Our upgrades team will review a flight seven days prior to travel, and if upgrade seats are available on the flight we will confirm the request once any outstanding Elite or Gold requests are processed.
High load factors may prevent us from confirming upgrades in advance of travel. If this is the case, a Silver upgrade request will be reviewed in tier order for any remaining, unsold seats at the airport on the day of travel.
OneUp™ is Air New Zealand's upgrade offer system that gives people travelling on Air New Zealand the opportunity to move up one cabin class using either Airpoints Dollars or cash as payment when travelling internationally. These requests are assessed after Elite, Gold and Silver Recognition Upgrade requests are reviewed 7 days before departure. Any OneUp offers made by a Silver member will be upweighted by 10%.
Extra Silver benefits
Discounted Business class award fares:
Discounted long haul Business class fares are available in limited quantities to Silver members.
* Airpoints Silver members receive 2x single use lounge eVouchers and 1x Recognition Upgrade per tier membership year. Lounge eVouchers and Recognition Upgrades are only valid during the active tier status, and will expire should the tier status change inside of 12 months.