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Get an Air New Zealand Airpoints account for free

By John Walton     Filed under: frequent flyer, Air New Zealand, loyalty programs, Airpoints, rewards programs

Travel tip: Like Qantas and certain other airlines, Air New Zealand charges a nominal fee to join its Airpoints frequent flyer programme.

But a current promotion lets you skip the usual NZ$50 (A$37) sign-up fee.

Enroll for signing up at, and on the screen where you'd usually enter your credit card details, click the 'Joining Fee Waiver' option and use the promotional code FAIRY.

That's all there is to it! You're now a member of Airpoints, which also means you can earn and burn those AirNZ points on flights with Star Alliance partners.

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About John Walton

Aviation journalist and travel columnist John took his first long-haul flight when he was eight weeks old and hasn't looked back since. Well, except when facing rearwards in business class.


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1 on 5/5/11 by bix

Great tip. I tried signing up online using the promo code you supplied, however there doesn't seem to be anywhere to put the code?


2 on 7/5/11 by AnonFA

Everybody hates that "safety" video. Which, like the mess that is the new "Cripple Seven", guarantees that Air NZ won't change a thing.

3 on 9/6/12 by here2go

JOINAP works at the moment.  FAIRY out of date

4 on 20/3/13 by caroline

i am trying to join my parnter up but the promo code will not work, i have tried Fairy and joinap - how can i join my partner up free please?


5 on 20/12/13 by benoco

December 2013 update: code ONESMART seems to be working.


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