Alternative Airlines Partners with Afterpay to Bring Flexible Spending to Travellers
09/09/21 — Alternative Airlines is on a mission to bring greater ease and flexibility to travellers booking flights. Thanks to a new partnership with Afterpay — the global leader in ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ (BNPL) payments — the online flight search and booking site has taken a massive step forward in that mission.
Together with Afterpay, Alternative Airlines is making it easier for their U.S. customers to use flexible spending when booking a plane ticket. Through alternativeairlines.com, U.S. travellers can choose from over 600+ global airlines — including American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta — when using ‘Afterpay’ at checkout to split the total cost of their flights into 4 interest-free payments, paid over 6 weeks.
Sam Argyle, Managing Director at Alternative Airlines, commented: “Afterpay gives great flexibility to our customers, and since launching we’ve seen a huge demand for it. Over the past 18 months we’ve turned our focus towards domestic travel within the US, and Afterpay's ‘Pay in 4’ product has been perfect for this. The 6 week period that customers are required to pay over fits perfectly with the average order value (AOV) for these types of flights. We've been delighted with the results since launching Afterpay, and continue to see above-average conversion rates — which is helping to drive incremental revenue for our business.”
Zahi Khoja, General Manager of Afterpay North America, said: “There is a clear demand from Gen Z and Millennials to travel again, making this an ideal time to bring flexible spending to Alternative Airlines customers. With Afterpay, this next generation can have the freedom to book flights and travel when and how they want, while budgeting the cost of their plane ticket. This can help customers spend responsibly, avoiding revolving debt and interest that comes with credit card payments.”
BNPL has been booming in popularity, with more and more consumers turning to installment plans to help them budget for all of their lifestyle needs. Alternative Airlines is proud to partner with Afterpay to meet this consumer demand, as the company is at the forefront of this payments revolution.
Through Alternative Airlines, Afterpay is available as a payment option for U.S. residents. To buy flights now and pay later with Alternative Airlines and Afterpay, customers simply need to search for flights through the Alternative Airlines website, then use ‘Afterpay’ as their payment option at checkout. Travellers only pay 25% upfront, while the remaining cost of the flight is split into equal instalments due every two weeks. There’s no interest or additional fees charged for payments made on time.*
To begin searching for flights, please visit alternativeairlines.com.
* Late fees may apply. Eligibility criteria apply. See afterpay.com for full terms.