14 Reasons to Buy Flights with Affirm
Written by Dom Herrera
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How to get cheap airfares and the myths surrounding it is as hot of a topic as it’s ever been. And while we’ve given our own thoughts on the subject, even the most tried and tested methods still have a fair bit of ambiguity surrounding them.
We at Alternative Airlines believe that your efforts are much better aimed at how you pay, rather than what you pay. That’s why we’ve partnered with Affirm and given qualified US residents the ability to buy their flight tickets on finance and spread the cost of them over short amount of time or in monthly installments. Paying back the cost of your flight in smaller monthly payments can make air travel so much more affordable than paying the total price upfront.
Whether it's to make 4 interest payments for smaller purchases or longer term loans, you have the flexibility.
Here’s 14 reasons why you should buy flights using Affirm with Alternative Airlines.
Alternative Airlines Managing Director, Sam Argyle, meets Affirm
Why buy flights with Affirm?
1) It’s secure
Affirm safely stores and protects your personal information with physical, electronic and procedural safeguards. All personal information is transferred with cryptographic protocol and is stored with AES 128-bit or higher protection.
Translation: it’s super safe!
Plus, Affirm will NEVER share or sell any of your personal information to third parties.
2) You’ll get a real-time decision
We’re not exaggerating when we say that it takes seconds for Affirm to determine whether you’re eligible for a travel loan. Once you’ve provided a few personal details, Affirm will assess your application in real-time and let you know whether you’ve been approved in less time than it takes to read this paragraph.
3) You can take that vacation you’ve always dreamed of
Paying out a lump sum of money on a flight can be daunting and, sometimes, not financially realistic.
But that shouldn’t stop you from seeing the parts of the world that you want to see. Whether it’s exploring Europe’s historical castles, embarking on an African safari or taking the whole family away overseas, by paying for flights using Affirm, you can fly to that dream destination that you thought you’d never be able to afford.
4) It will save you time
Going through the necessary steps to find cheap flights can be time-consuming. And as mentioned earlier, there’s no guarantee of success.
Using Affirm and splitting the cost of your flights into convenient monthly installments is a much quicker, sure-fire way to make air travel more affordable.
5) You can add extra services
Pre-select your seat, add extra baggage or even upgrade to a better cabin class. Extra services and flight add-ons become so much more affordable when you have the option to pay them off a little at a time over a long period.
6) You can even travel before you pay
If you take out a longer-term loan, you might find yourself travelling before you’ve paid back the majority of your flight. This gives you a little more flexibility with the amount of spending money that you can afford to take away with you. World-wide traveler Krystine can vouch for this!
7) It can help you budget for the holidays
Christmas, Thanksgiving and 4th July can be expensive enough without having to pay for a flight to go away or see relatives. Not to mention, flights prices in general can be a bit pricier over these periods.
By buying your flights with Affirm, you can budget around the holidays much more efficiently.
8) It’s available in 48 states!
Affirm is available to residents in all US states, with the exception of Iowa and West Virginia (due to state financing laws). And, with partner stores located all around the world, it’s only a matter of time before Affirm is available to people outside of the US too!
9) It can be used to purchase ANY flight
Whether you want to fly domestically within the US on Spirit or JetBlue, fly internationally to Barcelona on LEVEL, or even fly between cities entirely outside of the country, you can use Affirm to buy flights for any route on any of the 650+ airlines available through Alternative Airlines.
10) It will give you a payment plan best suited to you
Whether you want a short-term or a long-term loan, Affirm is flexible and lets you pay off the cost of your flights in either 4 interest-free payments every 2 weeks or in monthly payments over 3, 6 or 12 months. That means you can make lots of little payments over a long period of time or make a few big payments in a short space. And, there’s no restriction if you decide that you want to pay off your travel loan early!
11) You can use Split Pay to pay back in 4 payments
That's right, paying for flights just got easier. Every two weeks you can make 4 interest-free payments on flight ticket purchases up to $350 USD with Affirm's Split Pay option. A great addition to our site in 2020!
12) You can get 0% APR on 3 or 6 month loans
Depending on your credit file, you might qualify for our special offer with Affirm that allows you to take out a 0%APR (interest-free) 3 or 6-month loan on flight purchases up to $500 USD.
13) It’s got an awesome app
Affirm’s easy-to-use app makes purchasing flights on mobile a completely seamless experience. Not only can you use the app to spread the cost of your flights with Alternative Airlines, but you can also make any other Affirm purchase. The app is also a great central platform where you can manage your account and view and make payments on any existing loans.
14) It’s about to take over
Earlier in 2019, Affirm signed a massive partnership with Walmart, which saw it's availability as a payment option in over 4,000 Walmart supercenters, as well as on its website.
Then two years later in early 2021, the company saw it trading it's shares on the stock company, ultimately now making it a public company!
Basically, if you’re not already, you’ll definitely be using Affirm in the near future. Or at the very least, your excited neighbour will be telling you all about how great it is!
So, don’t miss out any longer. Visit Alternative Airlines and spread the cost of your flights over time using Affirm!
How do I buy flights with Affirm?
Buying flights with Affirm is really easy. For more information, take a look at the step-by-step guide on our Affirm page. Please note, an initial down payment may be required for various Affirm APR offers.
“Loved the option to finance with Affirm”
Since we partnered with Affirm, 100% of customers who have mentioned that they paid with Affirm in their feedback have given us a 4 or 5 star review! Want to learn more about Alternative Airlines partnership with Affirm? Check out this [case study].
DISCLAIMER: As an example, you might pay $43.96/mo based on a purchase price of $500.00 at 10% APR for 12 months. Subject to credit check and approval.
Split Pay (pay in 4) is available for ticket purchases up to $350.
The 0% APR offer on 3 or 6-month loans of cart sized under $500 is subject to each individual applicants credit file. A down payment may be required.
Payment options through Affirm are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders.
First published: 10/04/19
Last updated: 14/04/21