Alternative Airlines travelers can now use Affirm to pay for flights in four interest-free payments
London, 18th December, 2020
Alternative Airlines has announced Affirm’s new interest-free biweekly payment option is now available for qualified travelers, enabling them to pay for flights under $350 in four, equal payments paid every other week. This expands the payment options available with Affirm to now include both biweekly and monthly repayment. The flight-booking site’s partnership with Affirm, a flexible and transparent alternative to credit cards, began in 2018. Since then, Alternative Airlines has seen a significant shift in flight purchasing behavior, with increased demand in the U.S. for Affirm’s pay-over-time options. We expect this trend to continue with the introduction of this new payment option.
A new way to pay for flights over time
Through Alternative Airlines and Affirm’s partnership, qualified travelers in the U.S. have been able to select an Affirm payment plan at checkout — with the options from three, six, 12 or 18 months. Depending on the purchase amount, a traveler sees a rate of either 0% APR or between 10–30% APR and Affirm never charges hidden or late fees. For example, a $700 purchase might cost $64 per month over 12 months at 15% APR. Alternative Airlines’ qualified travelers can now also choose to pay in four, interest-free payments every other week for cart totals under $350.
Travelers can book with any of the 600+ airlines available through Alternative Airlines — including American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Emirates, and Norwegian — and select ‘Affirm’ at checkout to split the total cost of their flights into more budget-friendly payments.
Affirm is transforming the way shoppers pay for the things they want and need, and their mission is to deliver honest financial products that improve lives. By selecting Affirm at checkout, consumers can take control of their finances and split the total cost of their purchases into budget-friendly payments.
Affirm has created a solution for those who want an alternative to credit cards due to fears of debt, compound or deferred interest, or hidden fees. Affirm’s underwriting technology only approves consumers for loan amounts it believes the consumer can responsibly afford, helping them shop with confidence. Pre-qualifying with Affirm doesn’t impact a consumer's credit score. Payments are displayed in real dollars, not confusing percentages, so consumers know exactly what they’re going to pay. And the amount a consumer pays never increases from the amount shown upfront.
Ahead of the upcoming holiday season, Affirm’s flexible payment options will be perfect for travelers looking to book domestic flights (flying within or between U.S states) to head home to visit family and friends for the holidays.
For more information, take a look at our full guide to paying for flights with Affirm.
Payment options through Affirm are subject to an eligibility check, may not be available in all states, and are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders. Options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required. California residents: Affirm Loan Services, LLC is licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. Loans may be made or arranged pursuant to California Financing Law license 60DBO-111681.
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