Kia ora Mr ＊＊＊＊
Thank you for your further query.
We were waiting for a response from our Loyalty Team after assessing your request. They are pleased to advise that you have been granted Nominated Gold status for one year. This is with the expectation that you will earn and maintain full Gold status through your own accruals going forward. As a Nominated Gold member, you will enjoy many of the same benefits as full Gold Status with two exceptions:
you need to accrue the full 900 eligible status points by your retain date in order to achieve full Gold status for a further year
Recognition Upgrades are only allocated to a full Gold membership.
Nominated Gold status is recognised by all Star Alliance carriers as Star Gold when travelling on an Air New Zealand or Star Alliance ticketed and operated flight. More information on the benefits of being a Star Gold member can be found here. Some of the benefits Nominated Gold members have with Air New Zealand are:
Access to the Air New Zealand Koru lounges (plus one guest)
Premium check in
Premium Seat Selection (on applicable fares)
One additional 23kg piece of checked in baggage (only on applicable fares)
Priority boarding and baggage handling
Your account has been updated and already shows online. A Gold membership pack been ordered for you and should arrive within four weeks to the postal address in your Airpoints account.
We look forward to welcoming you on board in the near future.
Thank you for your interest in the Air New Zealand Airpoints frequent flyer programme.
When considering a status match to your current frequent flyer membership, several factors are considered. We look at whether this would be of best use to you. We also need to know how much future travel is expected to be on Air New Zealand ticketed and operated flights.
You need to be able to earn and maintain the higher status through your own travel. Please be aware that to earn Gold Status you need to accrue a total of 900 eligible Status points within a 365 day period. To see the Status Point accrual rates for flights, please enter your projected flight details in the earning rates calculator.
Please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
A copy of your frequent flyer card & most recent statement, showing flight activity
Your specific expected Air New Zealand ticketed and operated future flight plans
Your full name and date of birth
Current postal and telephone contact details
Once we have received all of the above our Loyalty team will assess your request.