Air New Zealand Trade


Premium Economy Upgrades to Australia from $1000 return

16 May 2018

Air New Zealand has extended the upgrade pricing for customers travelling from the USA to Australia from Los Angeles and San Francisco. 

Upgrade now from $1000 return on Low and Shoulder season fares and $1,400 return on high season fares.

The new upgrade prices are available from any Air New Zealand Economy Class Fare* for travel anytime for sales between now and May 31st. Fares are available now in your GDS or via your preferred air fare provider.

Learn more about our Premium Economy cabin.


Some helpful details are provided below:

What are the upgrade prices?

Upgrades are $1000 round trip for applicable Low and Shoulder Season Fares and $1400 for all applicable High Season fares.


Which markets are these new fares available on?

All Air New Zealand services from the mainland USA to Australia. Upgrade fares to New Zealand are also available, please click here for more details. Fares to London are excluded. Transpacific sectors operate between Houston and Auckland are excluded.


When are they available?

For sales between now and May 31, 2018 - for travel anytime.


How do I find these in the GDS?

The new upgrade levels are available and will appear with ticket designator NZUP. For example the a fare with the upgrade level would appear like this: *TXA1/NZUP 


What class do I book in?

Upgrade levels are available to book in A class only from Economy fare types in K, G, S, L, T and W. For Economy fares in V, Q, H, M and B class, O class should be used. When the Premium Economy booking class isn’t available for the corresponding Economy fares, then regular fares apply and the difference between the Economy and Premium Economy level may vary by fare.


What are the fare rules?

The fare rules are determined by the Economy class fare being upgraded from


Are any Economy fare excluded from having this upgrade price available?

Upgrade fares are not available on Y class Economy fares.


If you have any more questions then please don’t hesitate to contact Air New Zealand Sales Support at 800-262-2468 or

UPDATED: 16MAY 2018 

Terms and Conditions:
Australia: Premium Economy upgrade prices are subject to availability in A and O class. Low and Shoulder season upgrades are $1000 return and $1400 return for High Season fares. Upgrades are available on transpacific legs from LAX and SFO only and connecting trans transman legs where a Premium Economy cabin operates. Where no Premium Economy cabin operates trans-Tasman, travel will be in Economy. Upgrades are applicable to fares either transiting or originating in these cities. Fares are available to all travel periods with no blackout dates (subject to availability) Ticketing must be complete by May 31st, 2018. Upgrade prices are available on Economy fare types K, G, S, L, T and W booking in A class and for V, Q, H and M and B class booking in O Class. Economy class published fare rules apply. Fares are for USA Point of Sale Only and for US-Australia itineraries only. Fares are listed with ticket designator NZUP and must be booked using the prime Premium Economy booking class.