Buying flights with PayPal FAQs
What is PayPal?
PayPal is an e-wallet (electronic wallet) which allows people to send and receive payments or pay for purchases online in a secure and cost-effective way. The method can be used by anyone with an e-mail, from either a computer or web-enabled smartphone and uses your existing credit or debit card, bank account or PayPal balance to pay for goods within seconds. Read why using it is a great way to book flights with our reasons to buy flights with PayPal blog.
Is PayPal safe?
Yes. PayPal uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology to keep your information safe. It is also safe to use because when you send a payment using PayPal, the recipient won't receive sensitive financial information like your credit card or bank account details. This means your personal information is kept private. It is advised to keep your account password protected. Using PayPal, PayPal Credit or PayPal Pay Later offers to pay for different flight tickets, such as Finnair or Frontier Airlines, is safe too when booking with Alternative Airlines and is a safe payment method to have when you are travelling.
Why use PayPal?
Using PayPal is a simple, convenient and secure way to buy purchases online. The reason for this is that each time you want to pay you only need to use an email address and password to set up an account, withdraw funds and make payments. So you don't need to worry about finding your bank cards or remembering complicated security questions. Other reasons to use PayPal are that you can also transfer money to friends and family easily through the PayPal app and store the funds you're using to pay for your flights with Alternative Airlines. You can also find out the benefits of using PayPal for flight travel.
How do I use PayPal?
Whether you are using either a desktop or mobile, you will be able to use PayPal to see the funds available in your account, transfer money to friends and family or make instant purchases. Whenever you see a PayPal logo available at the point of transaction, you are able to use your account as a way of paying by just using your email address and password you used to create your account. To begin, you will need to either have an existing PayPal account and log in or sign up to create one.
Do I have to pay for a PayPal account?
No, you are not charged to open a PayPal account, it is completely free. It is also free to send money for personal payments and between friends and families if there is no currency conversion involved. The only information you need to provide in order to create a PayPal account is a valid email address, full name and phone number. Once you have linked your bank cards to your PayPal account, you are ready to use them to buy any airline ticket with Alternative Airlines.
What are the fee charges for using PayPal?
Fee charges for using PayPal vary depending on the country you are in. There are no charges for UK customers using PayPal to buy flights, however, you can find out all information on fee charges in all other countries. US customers may be subject to a PayPal transaction charge when paying for flights via Alternative Airlines. If you are using your account in another country, such as China or the Philippines, there may also be a currency conversion fee applied if you are making overseas transactions.
How do I pay with PayPal?
To pay with PayPal, first, you will need to create an account by signing up to PayPal and linking to a payment type of your preferred choice. Once this is set up, you are then ready to make purchases by selecting PayPal to check out and you will then be directed to a PayPal dedicated window to log into the account that you signed up with. This can include booking and paying for flights too. For future purchases, you are able to continue paying for items with just your email address and the password used to create your account.
How do PayPal payments work?
PayPal payments work by instant transfer. This means that the money will appear in the recipient's account in seconds. If you need to send a transfer to a family or friend, you must have registered with PayPal and have a debit or credit card linked to your PayPal account in order to access funds.
What credit and debit cards can I use with a PayPal account?
Credit cards which include MasterCard, American Express (AMEX), UnionPay, Discover or Visa can be linked to a PayPal account. If you prefer to use a debit card, this can be linked where a MasterCard or Visa logo is displayed. It's simple to link a card to your PayPal account. First, you click on "Wallet" at the top of your PayPal account and then click "Link a card". Then you need to fill in your details by following the instructions shown on the screen. Once a card of your choice has been connected, you are then ready to book flights such as United Airlines or American Airlines through Alternative Airlines. You need to ensure you have verified your account to proceed with PayPal payments. Otherwise, funds can be pulled through from a linked bank account to complete a purchase.
Can I link my AMEX card to PayPal?
An American Express (AMEX) card can be linked to your PayPal account, which allows funds to be withdrawn from your AMEX account when completing purchases using PayPal. By linking the two accounts, American Express cardholders can earn AMEX reward points when paying for flights with Alternative Airlines using PayPal.
Can I use my Discover card with PayPal?
By linking a Discover card, Discover Cashback bonus or Miles card to your PayPal account, you will be able to view your available reward balance and benefit from enrolling in many rewards. If you choose to use your Discover card as a preferred method, you can also receive cash-back rewards on PayPal purchases. Find out how to pay with Discover Cashback bonus with PayPal.
How long does a PayPal refund take?
PayPal refunds for airline tickets are generally pretty quick, as it is instantly transferred back to your account. Depending on the dispute raised or the specific airline rules, you are able to get a PayPal refund quickly. In other events such as applying for a PayPal flight ticket refund for a death or last-minute air travel change, Alternative Airlines will be able to help you and advise you on what to do next. See our refundable flights page to find out how you can book refundable flights with Alternative Airlines.
How do I access my online PayPal account?
You can access your PayPal account online at any time by going to the PayPal page via desktop or through the App and then clicking on "Log In" and entering your email address and password. If you need to check a transaction on your PayPal account, it's easy to do by logging into your online account and checking your recent PayPal transactions. You can also see your available funds as well as your past transactions.
How do I find my Alternative Airlines PayPal payment?
If you are looking for your airline ticket PayPal payment that you made with Alternative Airlines, the first thing you need to do is log in to your online PayPal account through either a desktop computer or a smartphone device with the PayPal app. Go to "transactions" in your PayPal account and your transaction will be under the name 'Alternative Airlines' alongside the quantity paid. If you are still having trouble trying to locate your flight ticket transaction, you can contact us by email and we will be happy to help. You can also read through the Alternative Airlines Help Desk articles regarding your PayPal flight payments.
Which Travel Agencies accept PayPal payments?
Alternative Airlines is an online travel agency that accepts PayPal, PayPal Credit and PayPal Pay Later offers payments for flight tickets in either one full transaction or by buying now and paying over time. You can find different airline ticket prices, depending on the destination search you make and can include airlines like Hong Kong Airlines, Aerolíneas Argentinas and Cebu Pacific, or even on flights for the 4th of July and Spring Break. PayPal payments can also be made on domestic flights around Indonesia, such as on airlines including Citilink and Garuda Indonesia.
Can I book a flight with PayPal?
Yes, flight tickets with airlines such as Jetblue or American Airlines can be booked with PayPal, PayPal Credit and PayPal Pay Later offers at the Alternative Airlines' checkout. A combination of flights from over 650 airlines can be found through Alternative Airlines, such as Air Serbia and airBaltic, or even on smaller carriers such as Air Seychelles or Porter Airlines. Other airlines you can use PayPal with include Wizz Air, Air Transat and RwandAir. Once you found the flights you wish to purchase on the Alternative Airlines website, proceed to the payment page where you will see the PayPal logo icon. When you select this, a dedicated PayPal window will open, allowing you to sign in to an existing account or create an account using your email address and a memorable password. Once you have created this account, then you can link it to your bank account and start making purchases such as flights.
You may also choose to use PayPal split payments into two. This allows you to divide the cost of your airfare between two separate payment methods, including PayPal.
How can I pay for flights with PayPal?
To pay for flights with PayPal, all you need to do is simply enter your desired destination in the Alternative Airlines' search bar above, select from the range of flight results and then choose PayPal, PayPal Credit or PayPal Pay Later offers as your payment method before making payment. A PayPal window will then appear alongside your selected flights ready for payment. Once you have filled out your customer information, select PayPal as a payment option and follow the steps through the dedicated PayPal window. Here you will need to log in or Sign Up for a PayPal account. The total flight ticket amount will be displayed - you just have to confirm payment and the ticket confirmation will be then sent to you. You can use PayPal on airlines such as Copa Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and Sprint Air. It is easy to buy flights with PayPal when booking with Alternative Airlines.
Who accepts PayPal for flights?
Alternative Airlines is a travel website that accepts PayPal, PayPal Credit or PayPal Pay Later offers for any flight booking from over 650 airlines. Paying for flights with PayPal is simple and convenient, especially when you are on the move. It can be used on airlines including Aeroflot, Avianca and LATAM. Select PayPal, Pay Later or PayPal Credit and scroll down to click ‘Continue to Payment’. Select PayPal Credit or PayPal Pay Later to pay back your flight ticket price over time also accepted on the website which allows you to pay for the cost of your air travel over time. If you are looking for a flight discount, you can find many promo codes to use with PayPal as well.
Can I use money in my PayPal account to pay for flights?
The remaining funds that are in your PayPal account can be used to book flights with Alternative Airlines. You can even combine leftover PayPal funds with another payment method when selecting the Split Payment option at checkout too. To do this, choose the "Split Your Payment" icon at the checkout page and follow the steps on the page. Log in with your PayPal account details, choose the amount you want to withdraw from your PayPal account to pay for the flight ticket payments and then select another method of payment to pay the rest.
Can I pay with PayPal if there is no money in my account?
You can still make PayPal payments if you don't have enough funds available in your account to cover the transaction. The remainder will be pulled through the debit or credit card that is linked to your PayPal account. Funds can also be pulled from your bank account even if it is not linked to your PayPal account, as PayPal can be used as an intermediary. This is handy when you don't have your bank cards with you. For any money remaining in your PayPal account that you want to use for a flight reservation, try using Split Paymentwhich allows any leftover PayPal funds to be used with another payment method at the same time to pay for your booking. Make sure you remember your email address and password used to create the PayPal account in order to use PayPal.
What currencies can I use with PayPal?
PayPal accepts 26 different currencies from across the world. Here is a full list of currencies that PayPal supports and can be used to book flights with Alternative Airlines:
- Australian Dollars (AUD $)
- Brazilian Real (BRL)
- Canadian Dollars (CAD $)
- Swiss Francs(CHF)
- Czech Koruna (CZK)
- Danish Krone (DKK)
- Euros (EUR €)
- Great British Pound Sterling (GBP £)
- Hong Kong Dollars (HKD $)
- Hungariant Forint (HUF)
- Israeli Shekels (ILS)
- Japanese Yen (JPY ¥)
- Malaysian Ringgit (MYR RM)
- Mexican Peso (MXN)
- Norwegian Krone (NOK)
- New Zealand Dollars(NZD)
- Philippine Peso (PHP)
- Polish Zloty (PLN)
- Swedish Krone (SEK)
- Singapore Dollars (SGD $)
- Thai Baht (THB)
- Taiwan New Dollar (TWD $)
- United States Dollars (USD $).
Only USD, GBP and Euros (in Germany) can be used with the PayPal Credit option. Ensure you have selected the appropriate currency that can be used with PayPal or PayPal Credit when you are making your flight booking.
Does PayPal accept New Zealand Dollars?
Yes, PayPal accepts New Zealand Dollars (NZD) and 25 other currencies to transact with which include Australian Dollars, Canadian Dollars and Korean Won. With Alternative Airlines, you can easily buy flights with currencies that PayPal accept. So you can buy flights with Air New Zealand or Air Tahiti Nui and pay using NZD. Please note only USD, GBP and EUR (Germany only) can be used with PayPal Credit.
Can I use PayPal in different countries?
Yes, PayPal can be used in many countries and in 26 currencies. It can be used to buy flights in countries including the Philippines, China, the U.S and many more. Even if you are in a different location, you can pay in the currency that works for you for any airline such as Icelandair, Delta and many more. This is a great way to continue paying for your vacation, whether you're about to fly or in the middle of your travels. Note, that when you move to another country you may have to change your PayPal account details with the new phone number, address and bank accounts of that location and there may be a currency conversion fee applied if you are making overseas transactions.
U.S PayPal users are able to add their U.S bank account to a foreign PayPal account. Find full information on using PayPal in different countries. If you have bought airline tickets using PayPal Credit or PayPal Pay Later offers. with Alternative Airlines and have travelled or are travelling, you can still access your PayPal account and make transactions, but these will normally take place in your home currency.
Can PayPal be used internationally?
PayPal is available internationally in over 150 countries/regions including countries such as the Philippines, Thailand, Brazil and Zambia, in their local currencies, through a desktop computer or via the PayPal app. So, if you are travelling on the go and don’t have your payment card to hand, use PayPal to buy your flights quickly and securely with Alternative Airlines. Example airline tickets include Thai Airways flight tickets, Orient Thai Airways, Thai AirAsia and AirAsia. Just make sure that you link either a debit or credit card and a bank account to PayPal to start making safe payments instantly.
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