Fly Now Pay Later FAQs
How does Fly Now Pay Later work?
The Fly Now Pay Later scheme works as an alternative payment method to book flights online and pay later in 3 - 10 monthly instalments. How it works through Alternative Airlines, is when you have found the flights and routes that you require, confirm selection and once you have completed filling out your passenger details, click the "Fly Now Pay Later" button for payment. This will display the amount that is required to pay per month which is based on the price of your flight ticket. A dedicated Fly Now Pay Later window will open and just follow the steps from there in order to buy flights and pay later. Other plans involving the fly now pay later scheme can be seen here. Please note that you must be a UK resident with a UK phone number and over 18 years old. There are other fly now pay later schemes that Alternative Airlines also accept which are Affirm, PayPal Credit, PayBright and Klarna.
Where can I use Fly Now Pay Later?
UK residents can only use Fly Now Pay Later scheme. However, Alternative Airlines also offers other flight payment installment plans which are PayPal Credit, Klarna and Affirm to use for flights. Affirm is a trusted US based loan company that allows US customers to buy flights and spread the cost over time.
How long does it take to apply for Fly Now Pay Later?
A Fly Now Pay Later application does not take long and can be made in just a few minutes. When you have chosen "Fly Now Pay Later" at the checkout, a dedicated Fly Now Pay Later window will appear and you have to submit your details to apply. They will perform a credit check and provide you with an instant credit decision in just a few seconds. If your application is successful, your monthly payments will be decided for you and once a down payment has been made you are ready to fly away and pay later, whenever is convenient for you. Other fly now and pay later plans are available, such as Affirm and Klarna, which are quick to apply too!
Is there a credit check when using Fly Now Pay Later?
Yes a soft credit check is carried out when using the Fly Now Pay Later payment options. This is to determine if you are elgible to buy flights and pay later with the scheme. You cannot use the scheme if you have a bad credit check. The check process happens after you have selected to use it at the checkout page and applied. A credit decision is made instantly after you have submitted your application. Fly Now pay Later themselves do an eligibility check on your credit which only takes seconds!
When will I receive Fly Now Pay Later booking confirmation?
The Customer Service Team at Alternative Airlines will send you your flight e-tickets and invoice to the e-mail address that you used to make your Fly Now Pay Later flight booking with us. If you have any questions regarding your e-ticket bought with Fly Now Pay Later via Alternative Airlines, you can contact [email protected]
Where can I book a flight and pay later?
You can book flights now from over 650 airlines world-wide and pay later in monthly payments with Alternative Airlines, using the flight financing schemes available, which are PayPal Credit, Affirm, PayBright or Klarna. Klarna can be used in a variety of currencies such as Swedish Krona and Norwegian Krone. So you can simply pay off your flights before, during and after you fly. The process does not take long and depending on the price of your flight, you will be given an indicated price of how much you need to pay off over time. It's easy, convenient and secure and you can see all the steps on searching flights with Alternative Airlines before choosing to pay them later here. Please note, if you are choosing to use the Fly Now Pay Later scheme, you must fly after 8 days of making your flight reservation. Read about how Alternative Airlines is a legitimate company if you are unsure and not heard of us.
What airlines accept Fly Now Pay Later?
You can buy airline tickets from over 600 airlines with Fly Now Pay Later through Alternative Airlines. As an online flight search, you can find any airline with the routes you wish to go, book them and pay later. Airlines you can use Fly Now Pay Later on include Delta Airlines, British Airways, American Airlines and many more. Please ensure that you use Fly Now Pay Later if you are departing and returning to the UK and if you are departing after 8 days of reserving your flights. Other airlines also include United Airlines where you can book flights and pay later.
How do I buy a flight and pay later?
To buy a flight and pay back the ticket cost later is easy to do. All you need to do is search using the Search Bar above and when you have found the flights best suited to you, along with the routes and times, choose "Fly Now Pay Later" (if you are UK resident) at the checkout page. You then need to fill out the Fly Now Pay Later application where a soft credit check is made within a matter of seconds. Once you have booked your flights, all you need to do is pay them off later in monthly instalments. There are other flight paymemt plans available too if you are paying in other currencies or buying in different locations. U.S customers you can select Affirm at the checkout page and follow the steps. A soft credit check will also be carried.
Can I buy flights online now and pay later?
Yes with Alternative Airlines, you can buy any flights on over 650 airlines, such as Alaska Airlines, Air Mauritius and more, and pay later with the fly now pay later options available. This is also described as paying monthly for flight tickets. You can search for any flight or a combination of flights and choose to pay later online with the "Fly Now Pay Later", Affirm or PayPal Credit option at the payment check out. The whole booking process is done online so you can find your flights via www.alternativeairlines.com, choose the ones that are suitable for you and select Fly Now Pay Later to start paying off your flights in monthly instalments.
Can I use Fly Now Pay Later to book last-minute flights?
You can use a fly now pay later payment scheme to book last-minute flights with Alternative Airlines. Depending on where in the world you are booking, this can be with Affirm, PayPal Credit, PayBright or Klarna and all subject to approval. Please note the amount of time allowed to book a flight at the "last-minute" as this is down to the airline reservation time allowance. If you choose the Fly Now Pay Later payment method (UK only) your flight departure must be 8 days after you have made your online flight reservation. You can continue to pay off your airline ticket price in monthly instalments after your departure but you cannot fly until 8 days post flight booking. However, if you cannot wait until then to fly, but want the flexibility of air travel payments, you can also use PayPal Credit as another flight ticket installment plan on last-minute bought airline tickets.
You can also read information on booking flights for funeral reasons if you need to buy these quickly but want to pay for them later.
Can I book flights and pay later in Pounds Sterling?
If you choose the Fly Now Pay Later scheme, you can only buy flights in UK Pounds and be able to pay back in monthly installments. Other options pay later schemes available with this currency is PayPal Credit and Klarna. When making a flight search on Alternative Airlines, choose GBP in the currency filter and your flight results will be displayed in Pounds Sterling. Customers wanting to use Klarna 'Pay Later' can also be used with GBP to book flights now a pay in installments. To book flights now and pay later in USD must done with Affirm or PayPal Credit at checkout. Note that restrictions to apply.
How am I billed when buying flights now and paying later?
Each flight payment plan service available on Alternative Airlines will send you a monthly bill by either SMS or email. If you are a UK customer choosing to use Fly Now Pay Later as an alternative payment method for buying flights with Alternative Airlines, you will be notified by email directly from Fly Now Pay Later that your first monthly payment is due and the date that your account was created will be your due date every month for your bills. 7 days before your due date each month, your bill will be created to advise you that your monthly installment is due for payment.
If you are wanting to use Bill Me Later, this is now PayPal Credit, which also allows you to book flights at the point of purchase and pay later. Other flight ticket billing services include Affirm and Klarna.
Can I set up a payment plan for flights?
Yes, with Alternative Airlines, you can select a range of flight payment plan options available to use on different airlines around the world. The plans do not take long to set up and they help you to book flights now and pay for them later. If you are a UK resident, you can search and select flights above and select "Fly Now Pay later" at the checkout or with Affirm, Klarna, or PayPal Credit when booking with Alternative Airlines. Fill out the simple applications that don't take long to do. This can be on airlines including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and many more.
Are there Fly Now Pay Later deals?
Yes, Alternative Airlines allows you to save money off your flight ticket monthly installment plan. We advise to check in with this page now and again or sign up to "My Account" with Alternative Airlines to find out the latest news, offers and fly now pay later voucher codes. You can also get discounted airline tickets to pay off in instalments when using Alternative Airlines' PayPal voucher codes when booking with PayPal Credit.
Is there a Fly Now Pay Later scheme for UK flights?
Yes, with Alternative Airlines, you can choose to pay with "Fly Now Pay Later" at the checkout page. It is for UK based customers only and works for international and domestic flights from and within the UK. To use this alternative payment method you have to be a UK resident, with a UK mobile number and over 18 years of age. It's a great payment plan if you need to pay for flights in monthly instalments, such as buying flights to Australia and pay later! You can also choose to pay later or in 3 instalments with Klarna which is also available at checkout.
Can I spread the cost of holidays?
Yes, you can reserve your flights for your holiday and pay later when booking through Alternative Airlines. This is easily done by choosing to use the payment method Fly Now Pay Later at the payment page and pay back in 3, 6 or 12 monthly instalments. There are other payment plan options available too on the website to help you spread the cost of your air travel - handy for sorting out all your holiday expenses! Great for flights to Patagonia or if you are wanting to go on Safari for example.
Can I reserve my flights now and pay later?
To be able to reserve your flight and pay the ticket price later, all you need to do is use the Search Bar and input the depature and destination you wish to fly to and from. Then select either "Fly Now Pay Later", Klarna, PayPal Credit or Affirm at the checkout and it will take you through to their individual application pages. This is where you will find out how much you will need to pay in monthly installments on your airfares. A credit check will be performed on you and once approved, you can then fly away and pay another day! Please note that a deposit may be required first when you book your flights. You will also be able to use PayBright if you are based in Canada. Read here on all the ways to spread the cost of flights.
Can I use Fly Now Pay Later to fly to America?
Yes, a Fly Now Pay Later payment plan can be used to book transatlantic flights to destinations like New York or even to Patagonia, and pay off later in installments, if you are unable to pay your flight bookings off in one transaction. Your flight reservation must depart from a UK airport and return to a UK airport. A deposit may be required first before you can begin paying your flights off later. For example, you can book Delta flights and pay later with other options such as PayPal Credit after making a Fly Now Pay Later reservation with Alternative Airlines. However, if you are based in the US, you can book any airline ticket for example and pay the price over time with Affirm. This can include airlines such as Ying'an Airlines, Wizz Air and US Airways.
What is the spending limit on my Fly Now Pay Later account?
You can now make flight ticket purchases of between £100 - £3000 with Fly Now Pay Later if you are a UK resident customer. So you can book your flights now with Alternative Airlines, pay later and spend up to £3000 without feeling that your bank account took a huge hit! When you have selected a Fly Now Pay Later scheme or another flight payment plan option as a method of payment at the checkout, then you will be offered instant finance to help you spread the cost of your airline tickets over 3 - 12 months. You will then be issued your e-ticket and invoiced by Fly Now Pay Later with full information of your due monthly payments.
Are airfare payment plans available?
Yes with Alternative Airlines. You can choose from a selection of airfare payment plans to pay for either international or domestic airline tickets in instalments, on Frontier airlines, Volaris and more, for example. Plans include Affirm for travelers based in the US, PayBright in Canada, or Fly Now Pay Later and PayPal Creedit if you are based in the UK. It is a flexible way to reserve flights and be able to pay off your travel expenses for you and family or even corporate travel. If you fancy a holiday to Egypt, you can fly on Air Cairo combined with other airlines and pay off the airfare with the Fly Now Pay Later payment plans offered. Please note that each payment plan have different eligibility rules.
Can I buy flights in monthly instalments?
Yes. You can buy flights now and pay later in 3, 6, 12 or 18 monthly instalments if you choose to use PayBright, Fly Now Pay Later, Affirm or PayPal Credit when booking with the travel agency Alternative Airlines. The airline tickets can be paid off before, during or after your trip. Please note that the monthly instalments quoted to you are dependent on the airline ticket price that you have chosen to purchase. So the higher the price of the ticket, the more you will have to pay back each month but it still allows you to reserve your flights and pay later. Please note that an deposit may be required first before you can begin paying off flights in installments. You can see all the information on buying flights on finance with Alternative Airlines.
Can I pay for flights in two instalments instead of spreading the cost?
You can pay for plane tickets in monthly instalments with Fly Now Pay Later or other flight payment plans available. You can also split the cost of your airline tickets into two by using Split Payment, when booking via Alternative Airlines. So you have two different payment options to pay for your flight tickets. With Split Payment, you can pay with two payment types, either with card and PayPal, in one transaction. Or you can choose when or how often you want to pay off your flight payments with Fly Now Pay Later.
Do Alternative Airlines offer flight payment plans?
Alternative Airlines does offer airfare payment plans for a range of flights around the world. These are options to pay back on a month by month basis. Once you have chosen the flights you have searched for and wish to fly on, you can set up a Fly Now Pay Later payment plan, or choose from the other flight finance plans available, to pay off the airfare price in monthly instalments.
Buying flights now and being able to pay back later makes the expenses for your air travel easy and convenient and your trip more enjoyable. Example airline tickets that you can buy now and pay later can include Eurowings, Virgin and American Airlines.
Can I buy flights to go outside of the UK and pay later?
Yes. When booking flights with the travel website Alternative Airlines, you can either pay in a one off transaction or buy flights and pay later in monthly installments. You can book flights to fly from the United Kingdom and pay off later if you choose to pay with the Fly Now Pay Later scheme. Other flight payment installment options that are accepted are Klarna, PayPal Credit and Affirm. You can buy flights flying internationally from the UK and pay off later such as flights to India or to anywhere else in the world with Fly Now Pay Later. Indian airlines include Air India, Air India Express and even the low cost Indian airline SpiceJet. Please ensure that you are flying from the UK and returning so that these are connecting flights. If you are based in India and paying your flights via mobile smartphone, you can also use airtel when booking via Alternative Airlines.
Can I pay off flights that are expensive later?
Yes. Alternative Airlines understand that buying flights can be a big transaction and you have your whole family to think of including the rest of the holiday expenses! So Alternative Airlines helps you with offering the chance to book flights now and pay later. You want to fly in Business Class in Emirates but prefer to pay later? Then paying with Fly Now Pay Later gives you the options to upgrade airline classes. Fly any long or short-haul flight, try out Business or Premium Class and pay the flight price off later. You can even buy Virgin Atlantic flights or flights to Canada or Australia now and pay later.
Can I buy flights to Australia and pay later?
Yes. You can search and buy any flight to Australia and pay using Fly Now Pay Later with Alternative Airlines. This is great for gap year students who are thinking of venturing off and want to spread the cost of their flight travel. Please ensure that you are departing from and returning to the UK and searching with GBP to be able to use the Fly Now Pay Later scheme at the payment page. You can use PayPal Credit too to spread the cost of flights to Australia and any onward journeys.
Can I fly to Canada now and pay later?
Yes. Canadian customers can pay for their air travel in monthly instalments with PayBright in Canadian Dollars (CAD). UK customers can buy flights to Canada with the flight search Alternative Airlines and pay later when selecting Fly Now Pay Later, PayPal Credit or Klarna at the checkout page. US customers wanting to buy flights to Canada and pay later, you must select Affirm at the payment page. It's a convenient option if you are looking for flights to Canadian destinations such as Calgary or Edmonton and pay off the ticket prices later.
Can I book flights to Vegas now and pay later?
So you're looking to go see the bright lights and sites of Vegas? Well with Alternative Airlines you can buy flights now to Vegas or many other destinations around the world and pay later. Use the Search Bar to choose your departure airport and select McCarren International Aiport (Las Vegas airport) as your destination and once you have selected the flights that suit your dates and timing, then select Fly Now Pay Later (if you are a UK resident). US customers can choose Affirm to fly to Las Vegas now and pay later too. You can book all your future trips to Vegas or other destinations, whether international or domestic, with Fly Now Pay Later or with the variety of payment plan options available.
When will I receive my Fly Now Pay Later flight instalment bill?
You will be given a due date to pay your monthly bills of your airline tickets directly from Fly Now Pay Later via email. The email will have details of your monthly bill and this is sent 7 days before your due date. The first monthly payment is due one calendar month from the date your account was created. This is the date you booked your airline ticket transaction with Alternative Airlines. After this, all bills will be on the same day of each month, otherwise known as the due date. You can ammend this date by contacting [email protected]r.com.
Can I pay for somebody else's travel if I'm not the account holder?
Yes, the Fly Now Pay Later account holder doesn't have to be the passenger that is traveling. Search and select the flights that you need from over 650 airlines, insert the details of the passenger flying, then select the 'Fly Now Pay Later' option at the checkout to begin the flight payment plan. Please note that the account holder is responsible for the terms and conditions of the Fly Now Pay Later payments that are due. You can read about how to buy flights as a gift for someone else.
Can I book a Delta airlines ticket and pay later?
Alternative Airlines offers the option to book Delta tickets and pay later with a range of fly now pay later schemes. This can be done by choosing Affirm (US customers) at the checkout or PayPal Credit, Klarna (UK) or PayBright (Canada only). The pay later payment options can also be used on more than 650 airlines found through alternativeairlines.com.
Can I book American Airlines ticket on a fly now pay later plan?
Yes. With Alternative Airlines, you can choose to use various alternative flight payment plans to pay for your American Airlines flights. This allows you affordability and flexibility for your travel. If you choose Fly Now Pay Later, you have to be a UK resident and depart and return to the UK. However, you can also choose to use Affirm or PayPal Credit to book American Airlines tickets and pay later if you are based in the USA. This also applies to any other airline based in USA and from over 650 airlines. For example you can buy United Airlines or Skymark Airlines flights now and pay later with Alternative Airlines.
What travel agencies accept Fly Now Pay Later?
Alternative Airlines is an online travel agency that offers various payment plans that allows you to book flights now and pay later, all at the point at checkout. For example, you can buy airline tickets on Delta, Spirit and many more and be able to pay back the ticket price in monthly instalments. The payment plans that are available are Fly Now Pay Later, Klarna, PayPal Credit, Affirm or PayBright (Canada only). Once you have selected the flights you want, choose to buy them in easy installment payments and the travel agency will email you your booking confirmation. Please ensure you are within the correct criteria to use Fly Now Pay Later on flights and paying in GBP.
What travel websites accept Fly Now Pay Later payments?
Alternative Airlines is a travel site that offers Fly Now Pay Later plans and many other flight finance plans at the checkout. So you can buy your flights on finance or layaway flights. This works by first making a flight search from and to places around the world via www.alternativeairlines.com then select "Fly Now Pay Later" button or see other options for paying in monthly instalments at the checkout. This will open a window dedicated to Fly Now Pay Later where you make an application and then a credit check is made. Each application includes a soft credit check to see if you are eligible to buy flights now and pay in monthly instalments. Once the processes are completed, your airline tickets are sent to you as an e-ticket and you can then begin paying back your flight tickets in a monthly plan that you have chosen.
If you are non-UK resident and the Fly Now Pay Later scheme is not applicable to you, you can see all the financing flight ticket options that Alternative Airlines offers for travelers.
Can I repay back my flight ticket monthly payments early?
When choosing Fly Now Pay Later as a payment method for your flight tickets, you can pay back your airline tickets earlier than the final date for full payment, if this is easier for you. There is no extra charge to do this. Or you can choose to continue paying the monthly instalments on the chosen date that you withdrew the loan for flights if it feels easier for you. Alternative Airlines accepts travelers to buy flights now and pay back in monthly instalments as well as be able to repay the full price ticket if you longer wish to continue paying back the tickets in installments. This also applies to other fly now later plans accepted by Alternative Airlines. Please note that the repayments must be made back to the finance program you have chosen and soft credit checks are carried out to determine if you are eligible to buy your flights now and pay later.
Can I use Fly Now Pay Later with different airline tickets?
You can choose to use Fly Now Pay Later on a wide range of airline tickets, from over 650 airlines, when searching and booking flights with Alternative Airlines. You can even choose to buy a mixture of tickets if you do a multi-city search. Example airlines that you can use the fly now pay later schemes include Southwest Airlines, US Airways or even used to pay off your flights in monthly instalments to the Caribbean and fly on either Flycana or Caribbean Airlines.
Can I fly now and pay later with bad credit?
A credit check will be made on you when you submit your application to use the Fly Now Pay Later payment option on flights. You will be notified within seconds to see if your application was accepted. You cannot choose use a Fly Now Pay Later scheme if you have bad or poor credit. If it is suspected that you have "bad" credit, your application will be rejected. Find out about credit checks with Fly Now Pay Later to asses if you can apply.
Can I only book flights through Fly Now Pay Later?
When using the Fly Now Pay Later scheme, you can also reserve all your travel-related needs on top of booking your flights, such as adding seats and baggage, and be able to pay them back in instalments.
If you have any other questions about paying off flight tickets in monthly installments, our dedicated Customer Service team are only a phone call away and will be happy to help you. Our office is open 8:00am to 20:00pm GMT every single day. Call us on +44 1293 874 921 or find our other payment information which include Discover, PayPal, JCB, Android Pay and even Google Pay! If you are wanting to know more about paying flights for flights with PayPal, you can read our 10 reasons why to use PayPal blog!
If you are unsure about using Fly Now Pay Later as a flight payment option, you can also look at our other choice of financing airline ticket options. We also offer the US based loan option Affirm and PayPal Credit to book flights and pay later.