Air New Zealand Auckland Lounge - access on arrival?

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Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 10 Jul 2017

Total posts 19

Hi all. I'm flying business class on VA to Auckland next week (before the cutoff). Does anyone know if Air New Zealand allows lounge access upon arrival? Google, their website and messaging them hasn't been very helpful. Thanks.


Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 31 Oct 2016

Total posts 204

Nope. not as far as I know


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 767

Air NZ doesn't offer arrival lounge access to anyone.

Travelers with same day return flights like AKL-CHC (8am) then CHC-AKL (5pm) used to use the lounge upon arrival with the boarding pass from their later flight however they've gotten quite strict about only using their lounges 4 hours prior to departure (Auckland international tends to be a bit more flexible about this).


Member since 13 Feb 2018

Total posts 6

There is no possible way to access the lounge on arrival since it's airside after immigration and security.

Arriving passengers go straight through customs and immigration so have no physical access like every other international lounge in the Australasian area and 99% worldwide - hence the reasons a few airlines globally do have specific arrivals lounge that can be accessed before you clear immigration on arrival.

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