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10 Reasons To Buy Flights With Tamara

We've all been there. You're daydreaming about your ideal getaway, always checking flight prices every day until you stumble upon the perfect deal. There is only one problem, you have checked your bank balance and it's not going to quite cut it. What's the next move? Wait for prices to soar or abandon the holiday plans altogether?

Well, now you don’t have to! At Alternative Airlines, we want our customers to have the flexibility to decide when and how they pay for their flights. That’s why we have partnered with Tamara and have given our customers who live in Saudi Arabia the option to buy their flight tickets and pay later. Soon Tamara will also become available in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. Repaying the cost of your flight in smaller, more affordable payments makes travel hassle-free and more achievable for people.

Intrigued? Explore our top 10 reasons for purchasing flights via Tamara with Alternative Airlines!

Why buy flights with Tamara?

1. Flexible payment options

With Tamara, you have the flexibility to split your payments in up to 4 monthly instalments. As well as being Shariah-Compliant and it also allows you to pay with 0% interest and no hidden charges, as long as loans are paid back on time. What’s more, if you want to make the full payment all in one go then you can. The option to use a flexible payment method such as Tamara is perfect for students who are juggling the cost of living with their travelling plans, it takes away the stress of savings.

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2. Interest-free

The wonderful thing about Tamara is that, unlike many other buy now pay later payment providers, Tamara is completely interest-free! Meaning that you'll pay exactly the price that was displayed to you at checkout and no late fees. Please note to read the terms and conditions of the agreement with the payment provider before purchasing.

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3. Quick approval

It’s really quick to sign up with Tamara and only requires your basic details to set up the instalment plan. Once you’ve registered, your details are stored in the database, this means you won’t have to go through the hassle of filling out your card details each time a payment is made. After you have filled out the application it only takes 3 business days to hear back regarding the status. However, if you have already got an account then go to the Alternative Airlines website, use the search bar to find your flights and then log in and select Tamara when checking out.

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4. It's safe

Tamara uses the highest security standards to protect your sensitive information: All payment information is processed securely. No financial details are shared with the stores. All transactions take place via secured connections following strict security protocols. If you have no pending due payments, you can change your payment card at any time. In most cases, a passcode and your biometric details are required to log in and access your account information. As you can see, security is really important to Tamara and they ensure their users' details are always protected.

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5. You don't have to wait to purchase

If you're wanting a getaway but don't have the savings then we can help. Alternative Airlines knows a lot about getting the cheapest flight deals and being able to grab a flight quickly is one of the best tips for making sure you get the cheapest airfare. With Tamara, you don’t have to wait around to buy the flights you need, as splitting up the instalments allows you to book whenever. This means you can get the flights you're looking for when they’re at their cheapest.

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6. Helps with the cost of adding additional services to your flights

If you’re looking for added comfort, ease and more freedom on your next flight, Alternative Airlines allows you to pre-select your seat, add extra baggage, add cancellation protection onto your flight and 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 little by little over an extensive time.

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7. Can use Tamara on over 600+ airlines

Looking to book flights with Tamara? You're in the right place! Alternative Airlines lets you pay with Tamara on over 600 airlines. Tamara is available as a payment option for every single flight we offer as long as you're paying in SAR. Whether it's a short family visit or that special trip you've been planning, we've got you covered. Budget your flights with easy instalments through Tamara.

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8. Tamara has a great app!

The Tamara app is user-friendly and easy to use. It makes the experience of buying a flight straightforward. The app is like having a personal shopper at hand anytime and anywhere as it is available 24/7. The app is a useful platform and allows you to manage your account, view and make payments, and of course, buy flights with Alternative Airlines!

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9. It's there during an emergency

We always hope it won’t happen, but the truth is sometimes you might have to travel urgently and book a last-minute flight. With Tamara, you’re never stuck for cash at the moment when you need it most. No matter your reason for travel, the Tamara app swiftly addresses your needs. Recognising that booking flights can often be a source of stress, Tamara effectively takes away any concerns or worries, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

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10. Sharia compliant

Tamara is Shariah-compliant. It has been certified as compliant with the AAOIFI Sharia Standards by the Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB). Tamara’s financial solutions are developed in strict adherence to Islamic Sharia rules and regulations, with no late fees applied to any payments - ever.

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How do I buy flights with Tamara?

To book flights at Alternative Airlines and pay later using Tamara, you'll first need to fill out our search form. Enter the dates you want to travel and the number of passengers in your booking. Hit the 'Search Flights' button to continue. Step two would be to select the Tamara payment option when checking out. If you've already got an account with Tamara, you need to simply log in to your account. If not, create an account with Tamara first and then wait for it to get approved. Once Tamara accepts you, you need to wait for us to confirm your flight. The final step is booking confirmation. When your flights have been confirmed by us, we'll then send you your e-ticket. All you have to do then is enjoy your flight and repay your loan in time!

The legal bit

To qualify for using Tamara you need to be a resident of Saudi Arabia and submit a few personal details for verification. You'll also need to be over 18 years of age and have a valid phone number. Tamara doesn't charge any fees however, they may charge late fees if a customer does not pay within the 30-day limit. All late fees, however, are donated to government-approved charities. Tamara takes both debit and credit card payments including Mada, Visa, Mastercard, and Apple Pay.

Please spend responsibly. Borrowing more than you can afford could seriously affect your financial status. Make sure you can afford to make your monthly repayments on time. Risk warnings should not be less prominent than the potential benefits of the product/service.

To find out more, check out our page on booking flights with Tamara.

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