Immerse yourself in travel benefits

Whether you’re planning an adventure overseas or a weekend away, American Express can help you get there.

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Choose an option below to see how our Card Membership gives you more travel benefits.

Great American Express travel benefits across a range of Cards

The fast way to earn Airpoints Dollars™

Through Air New Zealand’s loyalty programme, Airpoints™, it’s easy to earn Airpoints Dollars when you spend on your Card. You will earn 1 Airpoints Dollar for every $100 spent1 on your American Express Airpoints Card. Or for the American Express Airpoints Platinum Card, you will earn 1 Airpoints Dollar for every $59 spent2 on your Card as well as 1 Status Point for every $250 you spend3 on your Card.

The Airpoints Dollars you earn are transferred directly to your Air New Zealand Airpoints Account and can be redeemed for domestic or international flights to over 1300 destinations across 190 countries – thanks to Air New Zealand’s global Star Alliance network and other airline partners.4

Complimentary Travel Insurance

It’s good to know you’re covered while you’re away with complimentary Travel Insurance from American Express, available when you pay for your trip with an eligible American Express Card.

Complimentary Flights

A complimentary domestic flight is included as one of the annual American Express Membership benefits on select Cards. Booking is easy and our team is here to help. To book, call the number on the back of your Card from 9.00am – 8.00pm (NZT) Monday to Friday.

Complimentary Travel Credit

We love to help our Card Members travel. That’s why we offer a complimentary annual Travel Credit on eligible American Express Cards. The complimentary Travel Credit can be used to book eligible prepaid flights, hotels or car hire when booking with American Express Travel Online.

Turn Membership Rewards points into travel

Planning a weekend break or a family trip overseas? American Express Travel Rewards can help you get there.

Airport Lounge access

Next time you travel overseas, enjoy some pre-flight relaxation at the Priority Pass™ Strata Lounge at Auckland International Airport and at the American Express Airport Lounge at Sydney International Airport if you’re travelling back from Sydney. Plus, with the American Express Platinum Card, you and your Supplementary Card Member can each bring a guest into Priority Pass lounges at no extra cost9. Priority Pass will provide you entry into more than 1,000 VIP airport lounges. Find out everything you need to know about complimentary airport lounge access as part of Card Membership.

Make your next trip even more rewarding

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The perfect stay

American Express Travel Online can help you find the perfect place to stay and relax. Or if you prefer, you can easily transfer your American Express Membership Rewards points to one of our two hotel partners and book directly.

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Take to the road

American Express Travel Online makes it easy for you to organise your transportation at virtually any destination in the world, including car hire. You can even pay with American Express Membership Rewards points if you choose.

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Global Support

Taking care of our Members is our priority. No matter where you are, we’ll be there when you need us. Call our Customer Service Centre on 0800 656 660 or +64 9 583 _8000 from anywhere in the world, 24/7.

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Accepted worldwide

American Express is welcomed at tens of thousands of Merchants around New Zealand. Which means you can use your American Express Credit Card to pay for purchases, both big and small.

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Want to know more about Credit Cards?

Whether you want to know more about Credit Card limits, interest rates, fees, or the increased security you have when travelling overseas with your American Express Card, here’s all the information you need.