Alternative Airlines collaborates with Braintree to improve checkout experience
Alternative Airlines, a Gatwick-based flight-search website that offers a fast, easy and convenient way to book flights, is collaborating with Braintree to offer customers a new and seamless checkout experience. A PayPal service, Braintree is at the forefront of next-generation payment technology and will enable Alternative Airlines to provide a fully integrated payment process.
This integration is an example of the long-term relationship between Alternative Airlines and PayPal, which began in 2015. The payment convenience that PayPal provides for customers has been a massive driving force behind the flight-search website’s growing success: 40% of Alternative Airlines’ bookings are currently made using PayPal.
Managing Director of Alternative Airlines, Sam Argyle, stated, “Alternative Airlines is dedicated to improving the flight booking experience and making it as quick and smooth as possible for customers. By integrating Braintree’s exceptional Hosted Fields technology, we hope to drive conversions by offering our customers an easy-to-use payment process for card and PayPal payments. Through our continued relationship, we are able to leverage PayPal’s vast network as we continue to expand our markets—we look forward to continued growth in the future.”
With Braintree, the checkout process will now be fully embedded into the Alternative Airlines’ site, and will initially be available for all flights purchased using Visa, Mastercard and PayPal through the Alternative Airlines website. In the future, other payment methods will also be made available through Braintree, such as Google Pay and American Express. Alternative Airlines currently offers over 25 ways to pay, including international and region-specific methods such as M-Pesa, Airtel, Sofort, Tigo Pesa, as well as the option to buy flights on finance.
In August 2019, the partnership will also expand to integrate the Braintree Vault. This will allow customers to opt-in to safely save their payment information, allowing for quicker and easier transactions in the future. All payment information is kept 100% secure, due to Braintree encrypting the payment information. This will be available for selected repeat customers when paying with Visa, Mastercard or AMEX (GBP).
To search for flights from Alternative Airlines, visit https://www.alternativeairlines.com.
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About Alternative Airlines
Alternative Airlines is a flight-search website that offers a fast, easy and convenient way to book flights to remote destinations, as well as well-known locations. Alternative Airlines specialises in providing travellers with a wider choice of flights by working with more than 650 airlines including the smaller, regional ones across the world, especially in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and South-East Asia. Alternative Airlines’ global audience can enjoy over 25 international payment methods across 160 currencies.
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