Using Airpoints

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Cruise2097

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 04 Sep 2015

Total posts 17

Hi, How easy is it to use Air NZ Airports on flight from AKL to HNL in premium or Business? any advice appreciated

ecbailey

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jan 2016

Total posts 32

My understanding (although I haven't tried to redeem any yet), is you can use them just like regular money, except you have to have enough to pay for the whole amount. But I could be wrong.

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

For Australian airports members you need the whole amount of the base fare. Taxes are paid separately.


But otherwise as mentioned you use them just like dollars so if there is a seat you can book with cash then it'll be available to book with airports dollars.

Silver and above also get special access to discounted premium seats but these have limited availability and you can only buy them with airports dollars under certain conditions.

ecbailey

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jan 2016

Total posts 32

Silver and above also get special access to discounted premium seats but these have limited availability and you can only buy them with airports dollars under certain conditions.

How do you find the discounted seats?

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

The main discounted one for status holders:



If you're traveling with someone who's booked a paid fare in a Premium cabin then you can use points on a companion fare:


Finally, Elite members get access to cheap Airpoints upgrades:

kinnoda

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Dec 2011

Total posts 8

Also depends on whether you’re from AU or NZ. If you’re from NZ, you can take out a Kiwibank-issued Airpoints Mastercard, and then buy Airpoints Dollars for $1 NZD each. That way, you can always top up to bridge the gap between how many APD you have and the base fare.

Cruise2097

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 04 Sep 2015

Total posts 17

The main discounted one for status holders:


If you're traveling with someone who's booked a paid fare in a Premium cabin then you can use points on a companion fare:


Finally, Elite members get access to cheap Airpoints upgrades:


Hi Henrus, Thank you for the links very helpful.

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