Buying flights and paying with Monero (XMR) at Alternative Airlines is quick and easy. Use our search form at the top of the page to find the flights that you want to buy, choose 'cryptocurrency' at checkout and select 'Monero' from the list. We'll make the exchange from the fiat currency to Monero and you'll be able to pay for your flight using Monero right away.
Monero is a cryptocurrency that is centred around three principles — privacy, decentralization and fungibility. Monero is known as one of the most private and secure cryptocurrencies that exist today. Monero can be used by any person but no one outside of the transaction is able to see who the transaction is sent by, who it is sent to or the amount that is sent.
Monero was created in 2014 and shared on a Bitcoin forum. The cryptocurrency gained real popularity over the next two years due to its advanced privacy and security. In 2016, it was one of the fastest-growing digital currencies of that year. In 2017, Monero gained even more traction when it adopted Confidential Transactions, an algorithm which hides the value of the transaction.
Digital currencies are already well-known for their super-tight privacy and security but Monero is known to offer even more privacy and security when compared to other cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin.
Monero's block size limit automatically expands no matter how high the transaction is priced. This means that — unlike with some other cryptocurrencies &mdash if the cost of your flights exceeds the block size limit, you won't have to wait for a double verification in order to complete your payment. The block size limit will expand straight away and you'll be able to buy your flights as normal.
Yes, you can use Monero to book travel with Alternative Airlines. But, there aren't many places that accept Monero in-person if you're wanting to use it whilst travelling. There are many places that accept other cryptocurrencies in person, though. If you want to find out more about them, read our blog on the most crypto-friendly destinations.
Yes, you can buy flights and pay with Monero with Alternative Airlines. We offer flights from more than 600 airlines worldwide and accept Monero as a payment method for every airline available through our website.
To pay for flights using Monero, follow these simple steps:
The currency code for Monero is XMR. Many people refer to Monero as XMR instead of Monero.