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Pay for airline tickets with AMEX

Pay for your flights with American Express when booking through Alternative Airlines. Use the flight search at the top of the page to choose where you want to fly to, select your flights and select American Express at checkout.

Buying your flights with Alternative Airlines and American Express allows you to earn AMEX membership rewards. Some American Express cards offer up to 5% cash back on purchases, as well as Nectar points and Airmiles.

Want to use an American Express Credit Card? Take a look at our full guide to booking flights with a credit card.

How do I pay for flights with my AMEX card?

  1. Enter the destination and dates that you wish to travel and click 'Search Flights'.
  2. Select the flights that are right for you and confirm your selection.
  3. After entering all your contact and passenger details, select 'American Express' as your payment type and click 'Continue to payment'.
  4. Make sure that American Express is still selected as your payment type and review the flight details and price. Once you're happy with all the details, click 'SECURE PAYMENT'.
  5. Enter your AMEX card details and click 'SECURE PAYMENT'. Once you've clicked 'SECURE PAYMENT' and your transaction has processed, your flights will be booked and you'll be redirected to the confirmation page.

Fly Now Pay Later with American Express

Alternative Airlines offers flights from over 600 airlines around the world including American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, Emirates and many others including niche domestic carriers. You can pay with over 40 payment methods across 160+ currencies. These payment options include Buy Now Pay Later/financing options, cryptocurrencies and e-wallet.

American Express customers are entitled to buy flights using their product - Plan It. This allows you to split the cost of your purchase into equally split monthly payments with a fixed fee. Although American Express' Plan It isn't currently available at Alternative Airlines, we do have alternative Buy Now Pay Later/financing options available. At Alternative Airlines, we have many other Buy Now Pay Later alternatives available to you in the US!


Afterpay allows you to split the cost of your flights into 4 payments over 6 weeks, paying zero interest. You can Afterpay your flights for up to $1,200 USD.


Paying with Affirm is really simple. You can either split it into 4 fortnightly payment with zero interest for any flights up to $500 USD, or you can spread the cost into 3, 6, 12 or 18 monthly instalments for flights up to $15,000 USD.

PayPal Credit

PayPal Credit is a secure way to pay for your flights. PayPal Credit is available in many countries including the US, UK and Germany.

The cost of your flights can be split into 4 months or to pay in 6-12 monthly payments. Terms and conditions apply.


Klarna offers you many options to pay for your flights! You can either Pay in 3 or 4 or Pay Later, where you'd pay back within 14 or 30 days.


Zip is available in many markets including the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. With Zip, you've got the flexibility to pay for your flights in 4 payments over 6 weeks with zero interest. Simply select Zip at checkout to spread the cost of your flights into instalments.

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About American Express

American Express currently has over 109 million cards running on its network these include consumer, small business and corporate cards issued by American Express themselves and cards issued by its Global Service Network partners that run on its network (such as Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and NAB in Australia and Lloyds Bank and Barclays Bank in the UK). American Express accounts for approximately 24% of the total dollar volume of credit card transactions in the US.

The American Express Membership Rewards Programme allows Card Members to earn points on purchases and redeem them for rewards and experiences including travel, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Cashback schemes are typically limited to an introductory period, or require a minimum annual or monthly spend in order to qualify.

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