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10 Reasons to Buy Flights with Zip


Are you at that stage of planning on booking that dream holiday but the only thing holding you back is waiting for payday. What can I do? I hear you cry!

Let us introduce you to Zip. Zip is a partner of Alternative Airlines that allows you to spread your payments into small, easy-to-manage instalments that you’re happy with and can help you budget more efficiently.

For more on this, check our top 10 reasons on why you should pay for flights with Alternative Airlines and pay with Zip.

Why buy flights with Zip

1) It's Felxible

Flexibility is something Zip is proud of offering in a number of countries including the U.S, U.K, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Mexico. Zip allows you to pay in 4, over 6 weeks. Payments are automatic, with 25% taken at the time of booking and the remaining amount split between 3 more 25% payments, taken every 2 weeks for 6 weeks. Or, you can make the full payment before the 6 week period is over, and pay off the entire cost of your flights at any time! Being able to split your payments gives you the flexibility you need to manage your funds, meaning you’ll have more to spend on your travel.

Zip banner, shop now & split your total into 4 easy, interest-free payments

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2) Zip's available across 6 countries

Zip is available in the U.S, the U.K, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Mexico. In other words, if you’re residing in any one of these countries and are over the age of 18, you can make a Zip flight booking through us. Pay in your own currency, whether that’s USD, GBP, NZD, AUD, CAD or MXN.

3) Zip doesn't charge any interest fees

What makes Zip special is that it's completely interest-free. Make your payments on time and you'll only pay the price that was displayed to you at checkout, without any hidden fees. Additionally, Zip has an instant approval decision process which means that you’ll know in minutes whether you qualify. Zip’s soft credit won’t impact your credit score.

4) It's there during an emergency

We always hope it won’t happen, but the truth is sometimes you might have to travel in a state of emergency. With Zip, you’re never short of cash and when you need it most. You'll never have to worry about paying the cost of your flights upfront.

5) Buy flights to anywhere in the world

Did you know that at Alternative Airlines we offer flights from over 600 global airlines? Well, now you do! Whether you want to fly domestically or internationally, or even fly between cities entirely outside of the country, you can use Zip to buy flights for any route on any of the 600+ airlines available through Alternative Airlines.

Chalkboard with drawing of the world map and a plane model with a hand pointing

Photo credit: Chalkboard with drawing of the world map and a plane model with and pointing

6) It's quick and easy

Creating a Zip account is really simple and fast and only requires your basic personal details to set up an installment loan. Once you’ve signed up, your details will then be safely stored by Zip, meaning you won’t have to go through the hassle of completing your details each time a payment is being made. Zip will immediately pay for your order on your behalf, meaning your booking will be processed straight away in a matter of minutes and you will receive your tickets. You can then pay off your balance over time in flexible instalments that suit your lifestyle.

7) Zip is safe and secure

Zip is a secure payment plan provider and one of the most safest and trusted payment providers to date. Zip uses advanced Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption along with two-factor authentication on all purchases to protect your personal information and transactions. Your Zip payment information is safe as it’s securely processed by Zip's payment gateway provider which is in line with the latest security protocols and industry standards. Security is really important to Zip and they ensure their users' personal details are always protected.

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8) You can fly before you even pay

With Zip you may find yourself travelling before you’ve fully paid back the cost of your flight ticket. This is great for last-minute plans. However, you must make sure that you’ll be able to pay back the rest of your loan according to your payment plan. If you miss a payment, you’ll be charged an additional fee and will be penalised by Zip.

9) It can help with paying the cost of adding additional services to your flights

When it comes to buying your flights, you may think about adding that extra comfort and ease. We offer a number ways you can have such benefits added on your fights such as being able to select the right seat you’d like, ensuring that you have the right amount of the baggage that you need (potentially saving you higher excess baggage fees at the airport), adding Lost Baggage Protection (an insurance option which allows you to claim compensation if your airline loses track of your baggage for 96 hours or longer), cancellation protection (another insurance options that allows to a full refund if you can't attend your flight due to an emergency circumstance) and an upgrade to a better cabin class.

These additional services and flight add-ons become so much more affordable when you have the option to pay them off little by little over a long period of time.

10) It has an app

The Zip app is easy-to-use and makes managing your repayments that extra simple. Not only can you use the app to spread the cost of your flights with Alternative Airlines, but you can also make any other Zip purchase from tens of thousands of other retailers. The app is also a great central platform where you can manage your account and view and make payments on any existing loans.

How do I buy flights with Zip?

Buying flights with Zip is really easy and simple. Discover our step-by-step guide to booking flights with Zip over on our Zip page.

Since partnering with Zip, most of our customers who have mentioned that they paid with Zip in their feedback have left us a 4 or 5 star review!

The legal bit

You must be over 18, a resident of the U.S., U.K., New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Mexico and meet additional eligibility criteria to qualify. Late fees may apply. See https://zip.co for complete terms.

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