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Looking to buy flights but pay later? Prefer to pay airfares monthly?

With Alternative Airlines, you can book flights now on over 650 airlines such as United, British Airways, American Airlines and pay later with different payment plan options available. Check out with either PayPal Credit, Affirm, PayBright, Klarna, Zip, Laybuy, Afterpay, Clearpay or Zip at the point of transaction and pay flights later.

So you've heard about the possibility of booking a flight ticket, taking the trip but paying off the ticket price later? Well a Fly Now, Pay Later plan is an alternative flight booking approach, aimed at spreading the cost of flights on airlines such as United Airlines or Virgin Atlantic to destinations like Las Vegas and more.

On the go, in a hurry or catching a last-minute flight, the online flight search allows you to book your flights now and pay later. See all the Buy Now, Pay Later options available.

What is Fly Now Pay Later?

The Fly Now, Pay Later payment methods allow customers to spread the cost of flight bookings in small interest free payments or over 3 - 24 monthly instalments with Alternative Airlines. Easy to manage and reminders are sent. You can use PayPal Credit, Klarna, Laybuy or Zip to buy flights now and pay later with Alternative Airlines if you are based in the UK. U.S customers can set up either an Affirm account, Zip, or Klarna and split the cost into 4 separate payments. View all the available options of our pay later plans for airline tickets.

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How to use a Fly Now, Pay Later option

  • 1. Make an online flight search with Alternative Airlines

    First you choose whether you want to have a One Way or Return flight journey on the Search Bar at the top of this page. Then input the country or city you want to fly from in the "From" section and then choose the airport that best suits your travel arrangements. Then you have to input the destination you wish to fly to and then click "Search Flights".

    • 2. Choose the flight results suited to you

    You will then be given a range of flight results on different airlines and times. Select the flights most suited to you and then click "Confirm Selection". You will then be taken to the Passenger Details and Checkout page.

    • 3. Fill out your details

    Fill out all the passenger details and then once you have reached the bottom of the page, select from the fly now pay later options available: Affirm, Afterpay, Klarna, PayPal Credit, Sezzle, Zip (plan depending on the country you are booking in and purchase amount). You then have to follow instructions where you have to input your credit details and a soft credit check will be performed - all done in a matter of seconds!

    Once your application has been accepted, then your flight booking is confirmed and you will receive your e-ticket from Alternative Airlines in your e-mail inbox. Now you're set up to Fly Now and Pay Later in either 4 interest free payments or longer term loans!

Alternative Airlines announces Monthly Instalments Payment Method with Fly Now Pay Later options

Similar to the 'Bill me later' style, flights can be booked now and the ticket value can be paid off in installments suited to you. Search any international or domestic flight through Alternative Airlines and worry about the cost later! So 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.

  • Give yourself more time to pay for your airline tickets and spread the cost of your holiday arrangements using a Fly Now, Pay Later scheme. It's a quick and convenient flight payment instalment plan that takes seconds to apply. You can see all the fly now, pay later options.

  • You can pay either bi-weekly or in monthly instalments. Terms apply for the payment plan you choose.


Booking flights with Alternative Airlines just became even easier using Fly Now, Pay Later ways!

We hear you, you've got planes to catch but bills to pay. So buying flights now and paying them back later for them sounds ideal right? Well, Alternative Airlines is delighted to announce it accepts various Fly Now, Pay Later schemes as alternative methods of paying for any airline ticket to around the world. With our 'book now pay later' options available, you can find the flights you want and pay later when you want, just from the point of checkout. The various options are: Affirm, Klarna, PayPal Credit, Quadpay or Sezzle, Zip or Afterpay at checkout when you decide to book.

If you are just wanting to divide the payment of your airline tickets into two payments, choose Pay in 2 Ways. A helpful way to share the cost with friends or family.

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Fly Now, Pay Later FAQs

Can I fly now and pay later?

The Fly Now, Pay Later payment plans accepted provide customers the option to spread the cost of flight bookings, on over 600 airlines, over a period of time. Described also as carrying out a monthly airfare process, they are some of the alternative payment methods that Alternative Airlines are proud to offer and accepted in different countries.

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 the full ticket amount later every 2 weeks or 3 - 18 monthly instalments. With whichever buy now pay later option you choose, the amount that is required to pay back will be displayed. Monthly or bi-weekly reminders by email or SMS will be sent for due payments. They are easy, convenient and secure and you can see all the steps on searching flights with Alternative Airlines before choosing to pay them later. View all the fly now pay later schemes that Alternative Airlines also accept which include Affirm, PayPal Credit, PayBright and Klarna.

Why use Fly Now, Pay Later?

Using a Fly Now, Pay Later scheme allows you to book a flight and pay with either a weekly or a monthly plan that suits you. Buying flight tickets for either international, last-minute or for the family can be an expensive part of a travel trip so a great reason to use the Fly Now Pay Later methods available is to be able to spread the cost. Are you wanting to buy gap year flights to Australia but need flexibility? Interested in buying flights now to New Zealand and pay later? This means you are making monthly or weekly payments on flight tickets when booking with Alternative Airlines. The application is easy to process and the monthly payments are transparent and automatic, subject to approval. You can even find great flight prices before choosing to use Fly Now Pay Later with our Best Fare Finder.

Where can I apply for Fly Now, Pay Later?

A fly now, pay later scheme can be applied through Alternative Airlines, at checkout, for a combination of airlines. Select from one of the payment options that states either 'Buy now pay later', 'Pay in 4 installments' or 'Pay over time' to begin the fly now, pay later process.

Where can I use Fly Now, Pay Later?

A Fly Now, Pay Later plan can be used through Alternative Airlines to repay airline ticket in separate payments. Plans available include Afterpay, Zip, Sezzle, PayPal Credit, Klarna and Affirm. 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 a Fly Now, Pay Later plan?

Applying for one of the Fly Now, Pay Later schemes available does not take long to set up and can be done in just a few minutes at the point of checkout. Depending on the 'Pay Later' option you choose, a quick, soft credit check will be carried out and provide you with an instant credit decision in just a few seconds. If your application is successful and an initial down payment is made, the instalment plan will be decided and you are ready to fly away and pay later.

Is there a credit check when using a Fly Now, Pay Later plan?

A soft credit check is carried out depending on the Fly Now, Pay Later payment option chosen at checkout. This is to determine if you are eligible to be able pay back the due payments on time. The check process happens after you have selected to use it at the checkout page and applied. The pay later option chosen will do a quick eligibility check and the credit decision is made instantly after you have submitted your application.

Can I fly now and pay later with bad credit?

Depending on which Fly Now, Pay Later scheme that is chosen at checkout, it cannot be used if you have bad or poor credit. However Quadpay (now Zip) can be used to pay back tickets in 4 installments and won't affect your credit score. Credit checks for other plans are carried out 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. If it is suspected that you have "bad" credit, your application will be rejected.

How am I invoiced when buying flights now and paying later?

Customers using a Fly Now, Pay Later service as a payment option for buying flights such as Klarna, PayPal Credit, or Affirm will be notified by email directly from the chosen service and will send reminders of the payments due. E-tickets of the flight booking and invoice will be sent to the e-mail address that was used to set up the reservation. If you have any questions regarding your e-ticket bought with a Fly Now, Pay Later scheme via Alternative Airlines, you can contact [email protected]

Can I pay off somebody else's flights later if I'm not the account holder?

Yes, the Fly Now, Pay Later plan account holder doesn't have to be the passenger that is traveling. Flights can still be selected and the details of the passenger flying filled out, then a pay later scheme can be chosen at the checkout. Please note that the account holder is responsible for the terms and conditions of the payment plan chosen and payments due. You can read about how to buy flights as a gift for someone else.

What is the spending limit to Fly Now, Pay Later?

The spending limit is dependant on the fly now, pay later option you choose to make for flight a ticket purchase. For example, Affirm loans can provide up to $15,000 and PayPal Credit is the line of credit that you require for your purchase amount. So you can book your flights now with Alternative Airlines, pay later without feeling that your bank account took a huge hit! When you have selected one of the Fly Now Pay Later schemes 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 - 18 months. You will then be issued your e-ticket and invoiced monthly with full information of your due monthly payments.

What airlines accept Fly Now, Pay Later?

You can buy flight tickets now and pay back later from over 600 airlines with a Fly Now, Pay Later service through the online travel agency Alternative Airlines. Airlines include Delta Airlines, British Airways, American Airlines, United Airlines and many more where you can book flights and pay later (like bill me later).

Can I book last-minute flights and pay later?

Last-minute flights can be booked and paid later with Alternative Airlines. Choose either Affirm, PayPal Credit, PayBright, Sezzle, Quadpay or Klarna at the checkout (all subject to approval and credit check). You can then continue to pay off your airline ticket price in monthly instalments after your departure. 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 and credit checks subject to approval. Read information on booking flights for funeral or in the event of a death if you need to buy these quickly but want to pay for them later.

Where can I book a flight and pay later?

Flights from over 650 airlines world-wide can be booked now and paid off either later in in bi-weekly or monthly payments with Alternative Airlines, using the flight financing schemes available, which are PayPal Credit, Affirm, PayBright or Klarna. 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. Klarna can be used in a variety of currencies such as Swedish Krona and Norwegian Krone. Read about how Alternative Airlines is a legitimate company if you are unsure and not heard of us.

Can I book flights online now and pay later?

Yes any flight from over 650 airlines booked with Alternative Airlines, such as Alaska Airlines, Air Mauritius can be paid off later with the options available. All you need to do is use the Search Bar and input the departure and destination you wish to fly to and from. Then select either Quadpay, Sezzle, 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. Read all the ways to spread the cost of flights. This is also described as paying monthly or installments for flight tickets. The whole booking process is done online.

How do I buy a flight ticket and pay later?

To book a flight and pay back the ticket cost later is easy to do. All you need to do is use the Search Bar above to find the flights best suited to you, along with the routes and times, then simply select your preferred 'pay later' option at the checkout. We offer different pay later plans depending on your country of residence. Customers from the USA can select Afterpay, Sezzle, Affirm or PayPal Credit. UK residents can choose from PayPal Credit, Zip or Klarna. When you choose your pay later option, such as one of our PayPal Credit payment plans, you will then be guided through a simple, safe, and transparent application process.

Can I book flights and pay later in different currencies?

The Fly Now, Pay Later schemes accepted can be used with either UK Pounds, US Dollar, Euros (Germany only) or Canadian Dollars (for Paybright, Quadpay or Sezzle users). Customers in the UK making a flight search in GBP should use PayPal Credit, Zip or Klarna to pay back the ticket price later. Customers paying in US Dollars can book with Affirm, Quadpay, Sezzle, Klarna or PayPal Credit at checkout. Note that restrictions to apply.

Can I set up a payment plan for flights?

A selection of flight ticket payment plan options are available to be able to book your flights now a pay off later on different airlines around the world, through Alternative Airlines. The plans and simple applications do not take long to fill out or set up once flights have been chosen. If you are a UK resident, you can confirm flights and select "PayPal Credit" or Klarna at the checkout or Affirm when booking with Alternative Airlines. This can be on airlines including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and many more.

Is there a Fly Now Pay Later scheme for UK flights?

Yes, with Alternative Airlines, UK residents can choose to buy flight tickets and pay later with Klarna, PayPal Credit or Zip at the checkout page. These schemes work for international and domestic flights from over 650 airlines. US residents can use Affirm to book flight tickets and pay later. The great payment plans are great if you need to pay for flights in monthly instalments, such as to Australia and pay later!

Can I spread the cost of holidays?

Yes, you can book flights for your holiday and pay later when booking through Alternative Airlines. Choose from one of our payment plan options available, which lets you travel now, pay later — handy for sorting out all your holiday expenses! If you’re looking for a ‘travel now, pay later’ vacation, Alternative Airlines has a number of payment plans that let you pay off your flights later, or in installments. Great if a Safari is on your bucket list! Your dream vacation is within reach — book your flights to the Masai Mara in Kenya for your Safari trip today!

Are there Fly Now Pay Later deals?

Yes, Alternative Airlines allows you to save money off your flight ticket monthly installment plan through our dedicated flight deals page for all the latest offers. If you’re looking for cheap airfare, Alternative Airlines can help! For example, use one of Alternative Airlines’ exclusive voucher codes and enjoy discounted ticket prices when you book your flights using PayPal or PayPal Credit. We advise to check in with this page now and again or subscribe to our mailing list to find out the latest news, offers and fly now pay later voucher codes.

Can I use Fly Now Pay Later to fly to America?

Transatlantic flights to destinations like New York or even to Patagonia can be booked using a Fly Now, Pay Later plan and pay off later in installments, if you are unable to pay your flight bookings off in one transaction. An initial deposit may be required. For example, you can book Delta flights and pay later with other options such as PayPal Credit, Afterpay or Affirm with Alternative Airlines. This can include airlines such as Wizz Air and US Airways.

Are airfare payment plans available?

You can choose from a selection of airfare payment plans to pay for either international or domestic airline tickets in instalments with Alternative Airlines, on airlines such as Frontier airlines, Volaris and more. Plans include Affirm for travelers based in the US, PayBright or Sezzle in Canada and PayPal Credit or Klarna 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 a deposit may be required first before you can begin paying off flights in installments. You can see all the information on pay later schemes with Alternative Airlines. 

Can I pay for flight tickets in two separate payments instead of spreading the cost over time?

The payment option Pay with 2 Ways allows you to divide the cost of your airline tickets into two at checkout. You can pay for your flight tickets with two payment types, either with a credit and debit card or two PayPal accounts, in one transaction. Or divide with a friend or family member. There is also the option to pay for plane tickets in monthly instalments with 'book now pay later' plans available.

Can I buy international flights from the UK and pay later?

Yes. When booking flights on the travel website Alternative Airlines, you can either pay off tin one transaction or pay later either bi-weekly or in monthly installments. 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. 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 repay back my flight ticket monthly payments early?

Airline tickets monthly payments can be paid back earlier than the final date for full payment is required, when choosing Fly Now Pay Later as a payment method. 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. 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 buy flights to Australia and pay later?

Yes. You can search and buy any flight to Australia and pay using one of the Fly Now, Pay Later options such as PayPal Credit, 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 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 short easy payments with Sezzle in Canadian Dollars (CAD). UK customers can buy flights to Canada with the flight search Alternative Airlines and pay later when selecting a Fly Now, Pay Later option at the checkout: PayPal Credit, Zip or Klarna. US customers wanting to buy flights to Canada and pay later must select Affirm, Klarna, Sezzle or Quadpay 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 Airport (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.

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. We offer a number of Delta payment options: at checkout, choose from Affirm (US customers only), PayPal Credit, Klarna (UK) or PayBright (Canada only). Start searching for your Delta flights to spread the cost of pay later for your Delta tickets with Alternative Airlines.

Can I book American Airlines tickets and pay later?

Yes. With Alternative Airlines, you can choose to use various alternative flight payment options to pay for your American Airlines flights. You can choose to use Affirm, Afterpay, PayPal Credit or Sezzle to book American Airlines tickets and pay later if you are based in the USA. This also applies to any other airline from over 650! For example you can buy United Airlines or Skymark Airlines flights now and pay later with Alternative Airlines. This allows flexibility for when you travel.

What travel agencies accept Fly Now Pay Later?

Alternative Airlines is an online travel agency that accepts Buy Now Pay Later payment plans for flights, all at the point at checkout. The 'pay later' plans available are Afterpay, Klarna, PayPal Credit, Affirm, Sezzle and Quadpay. Once you have selected the flights you want, choose to pay them in easy installment payments and the travel agency will email you your booking confirmation. For example, you can buy airline tickets on Delta, Spirit and many more and be able to pay back the ticket price later.

Which travel websites accept payments later?

Alternative Airlines is a travel site that accepts fly now, pay later plans online to spread the cost of airline tickets over time (or purchased on layaway). This works by first making a flight search via then selecting from the options for paying in monthly instalments at the checkout. Each application involves a soft credit check to see if you are eligible to buy flights now and pay later. If your application is successful, your chosen 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.

Does Alternative Airlines offer fly now pay later payment plans?

Alternative Airlines accepts airfare payment plans for a range of airline tickets around the world. These options offer the choice to pay back on a month by month basis. A Fly Now, Pay Later payment plan can be set up from the point of checkout, allowing customers to pay off the airfare price in monthly instalments. Example airline tickets that you can buy now and pay later can include Eurowings, Virgin, American Airlines and many more. Other travel-related needs on top of a flight booking, such as adding seats and baggage, can be added to the reservation to be paid back in instalments.

I have other questions about buying flights and paying later - who do I ask?

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. Contact us from 9:00am - 9:00pm GMT everyday of the week for further information on paying airline tickets off later or to find our other payment information which include Discover, PayPal, JCB and even Google Pay! If you are wanting to know more about paying for flights with PayPal, you can read our 10 reasons why to use PayPal blog!

You can also contact us on a range of air travel services such as wheelchair assistance, flying with a pet and more. Whatever you need, whether it’s a flight change or a sudden need for additional luggage, with over 25 years of industry experience, your queries and requests are in very capable hands.

If you are unsure about using a Fly Now Pay Later payment option, options. We also offer the US based loan option Affirm and PayPal Credit to book flights and pay later.

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Why Use Alternative Airlines to Book Flights and Pay Later?

Alternative Airlines is an online travel agency that specialises in finding you flights from over 650 airlines, from the lesser known to the well-known. What's more is that you have the option to book flights and pay later. So you can book your flights from a wider choice of airlines with support by a team of customer service and travel specialists for help and advice on your travel plans. If you choose to book your flights and pay later with either PayPal Credit, Klarna or Affirm, you will go through a dedicated page for the application and soft credit checks.

We also specialise in finding the best available fares with prices in the currency of your choice. So you can buy flights with us in over 160 currencies, including Euros, Pounds Sterling and even Polish Zloty!

Alternative Airlines also accepts over 40 payment methods including American Express (AMEX), Diners Club, M-Pesa, MasterPass and Apple Pay to book flights online. There are a wide range of promo codes to use on flights if you pay with PayPal or PayPal Credit.

We also have Black Friday 2021 Flight Deals for other payments methods as well as flight coupons.

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