Search Flights and Pay with SOFORT
About SOFORT Banking
SOFORT Banking is an online banking payment method using real-time service. It is a popular European payment method, particularly in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Austria and Spain.
By using real-time payments, SOFORT can offer instant confirmation of the order to merchants, ensuring customers can receive their services instantly.
The idea behind SOFORT is that it's just like a bank transfer to a merchant, but the details are all pre-filled for you, such as who the money is going to and how much to pay.
What are the benefits of using SOFORT Banking?
Looking to buy your flights using SOFORT? Keep reading to find out the many benefits to buying flights with SOFORT, including:
You don’t have to register
Easy to use as the details are filled out for you
Direct payment from you to the merchant
Secure payment: SOFORT uses multi-level authentication for your details
Sellers have no access to your sensitive and confidential banking details
How does SOFORT Banking for flights work?
- Use the search bar at the top of the Alternative Airlines homepage to search for flights and select from the results available
- On the next page, fill out the passenger details and select SOFORT under the payment options.
- Enter the card details from SOFORT as prompted.
- You may be required to verify the purchase, using a TAN code. This can be received either in paper form, a card reader or via SMS.
- Confirm your payment method to finalise your reservation and purchase your tickets.
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SOFORT Banking for Flights FAQs
Is SOFORT payment safe?
Yes! SOFORT Banking uses a multi-level authentication process for your transactions. In addition, SOFORT does not share any of your private details with the seller.
What is SOFORT payment method?
SOFORT Banking is a payment method which uses the basis of online banking transfer. You can use SOFORT Banking to purchase flights with Alternative Airlines. The account can also be linked to Klarna to purchase flights.
Can I use SOFORT without online banking?
SOFORT is only compatible with accounts that have online banking access. To use SOFORT Banking, you must activate this online or net banking facility with your bank.
Do I need to register for a SOFORT Banking account?
No. All you need to do is select SOFORT as an option at Alternative Airlines’ checkout and follow the instructions. You will need your bank’s sort code, account number and online banking details.
What bank accounts can I use SOFORT Banking with?
Your account must be an online banking account, as mentioned above. In addition, you must have a current account. Unfortunately, SOFORT is not available for savings, investment or financial accounts.
If you are not sure SOFORT is for you, you can see all the ways to pay for flights with Alternative Airlines and also see the airline discount codes that are on offer.