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Book flights with your credit card

Book any flight and pay using your preferred credit card when you book with Alternative Airlines. We offer all major Credit Cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Diners Club, AMEX and JCB. Use this guide to find out more about financing your flights with credit when you book with Alternative Airlines.

Use the search form at the search form at the top of the page to begin searching for flights.

Credit cards available with Alternative Airlines

Book flights with your Visa Credit Card

Visa Credit is a popular credit card globally. With Alternative Airlines, you can pay for your flights using either your Visa debit card or Visa credit card. Simply look out for ‘Visa’ at checkout and select Visa Credit.

Book flights with your Mastercard Credit Card

Mastercard is also a popular international credit card, with more than 190 million cards in circulation in the US and more than 576 million cards in circulation outside the US. Book flights with Alternative Airlines and pay using your Mastercard credit card. Search for flights with hundreds of global airlines then look for Mastercard at checkout to use your card.

Book flights with your American Express (AMEX) Credit Card

American Express (AMEX) is one of the leading card issuers in the United States, thanks to its popular rewards points, cashback and other loyalty schemes. Pay for your flights with American Express when you book with Alternative Airlines.

Book flights with your Discover Credit Card

Discover is a popular credit card in the United States. Search from a wide range of flight options with Alternative Airlines and pay for your tickets using your Discover credit card. Choose from 600+ global airlines and checkout with Discover.

Book flights with your Diners Club Card

Part of the Discover Global network, you can also use your Diners Club credit card when booking flights with us.

Book flights with your JCB Credit Card

JCB (Japan Credit Bureau) is a credit card from Japan, accepted in more than 190 countries with more than 80 million users globally. With JCB, customers can benefit from exclusive services and rewards. Book flights using your JCB Credit Card with Alternative Airlines.

Book flights with your Revolut Credit Card

Revolut currently doesn't offer credit cards, at least not in the traditional sense. Revolut offers Visa or Mastercard debit cards that can be used like credit cards for online and in-store purchases. However, these cards work on your pre-loaded funds or linked bank account, not credit.

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How to book flights using your credit card

Follow these simple steps to search, compare and book your flights in minutes, while using your Credit Card to complete your purchase.

Search for flights

Use the search form at the top of the page to begin your search. Enter your dates of travel, departure and arrival airports and number of passengers, then hit ‘Search flights’.

Choose your flights

Browse through all the available flight options for your search and select the flights that you want.

Select the Credit Card option at checkout

Complete the passenger details page. At checkout, you’ll be able to choose the way that you want to pay.

Choose your Credit Card

Select ‘Debit and Credit Cards’ to choose your preferred credit card option, including AMEX, Visa, Mastercard and more. You can then complete your booking. We’ll send you your e-tickets as soon as your booking is confirmed.

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Why use a credit card to book flights?

It is widely recommended to use a Credit Card when booking flights, for a number of reasons. There are financial benefits as well as perks, including collecting reward points.

Because Credit Cards are very different to Debit cards, users are treated very differently when it comes to consumer protection laws. It is recommended to use a Credit Card for larger purchases, such as booking flights, for the protection offered. If you’re out travelling, a Credit Card also offers more secure protection against fraudulent activity.

Love rewards? Many of the most popular Credit Cards also incentivise customers to use their cards with rewards schemes. How? It’s straightforward - the more you use your Credit Card for everyday spending, including booking flights, the more reward points or cashback you’ll receive, which you can use to turn into vouchers or receive money off when shopping.

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Can I use a credit card when booking flights?

Yes you can, when you book with Alternative Airlines. We make it quick and easy to search and book flights with more than 600+ global airlines, then checkout using your preferred payment method. As well as all major credit and debit cards, this also includes a wide range of Buy Now, Pay Later and monthly financing options, including Klarna and Affirm, as well as e-wallets, including PayPal Credit. Discover all our ways to pay.

Can I use PayPal Credit for flights?

Yes you can, with Alternative Airlines. You can think of PayPal Credit like a credit card, just without the plastic. You’ll receive a credit limit attached to your PayPal account, which you can use to make purchases online. This includes booking flights with Alternative Airlines. Our customers love using PayPal for the ease and convenience that it provides. No physical card is required, just log-in and complete your booking in minutes.

What credit card is best for travel?

There are lots of Credit Cards that offer perks, such as Cashback and rewards, and are ideal to use when booking flights, hotels and to take with you when you travel. Use this guide to find out more about some of the most popular global Credit Card options.