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Split Payment on Airline Tickets

Divide the full price of your airline tickets with family or friends, across two different payment methods, in one single transaction.
Or split the total airline ticket price between two people! 

What is Split Payment?


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Split Payment is a way of dividing your airfare payment into two at the point of transaction! This is done between two different payment methods such as PayPal and Visa or two people. With Alternative Airlines, you can split the payment of your airline tickets from 650+ airlines and split the total price into a maximum of two separate payments - handy between family and friends!

A simple example: a £100 flight ticket can be divided into two amounts of £50, on different cards or PayPal accounts! 

  • Split Payment can only be used at the time of purchase. Click here to spread the cost over time. Use PayPal CreditAffirm (US), Fly Now Pay Later (UK) or see all other available ways to finance your flights.

    • Split Payment is available with Debit and Credit cards (Mastercard and VISA), PayPal and PayPal Credit. You can use any combination of these payment methods to divide the total price at the checkout. For example, you can use your Debit or Credit card to pay off one portion of your flight reservation and PayPal or PayPal Credit to pay off the rest. Alternatively, if you have a limit on your credit card, you can pay the remainder of the booking on a separate card.


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      Can I split payment of flights between two people?


      Yes, Split Payment allows you to divide the total amount of your flight into two portions, between two people, when booking with Alternative Airlines. This means that if you’re booking flights with a friend or a family member, you have the option to pay for each flight individually within the same booking. This is could be for a citybreak, gap year or family event!

      Once you have chosen your flights through Alternative Airlines, select 'Split Payment'. Enter one member of the party’s payment details for the first portion of the booking and another member’s payment details for the second portion. See all our different ways of paying for flight tickets.

      Follow our step-by-step guide below which shows you exactly how to use Split Payment.

How do I make a split payment for flights with Alternative Airlines?

Making a split airfare payment online with Alternative Airlines is straightforward! There are not many travel sites that allow split payments for airline tickets and even less give you the option to do it online. We realise how convenient making a split payment for airline tickets is and offer a quick, safe and easy way to make split payments through the Alternative Airlines website.



On the Alternative Airlines search form at the top of the page, choose where you want to fly to and from and click 'search flights'.

Split Your Payment Guide — Step 1


Select the flight(s) best suited to you.

Split Your Payment Guide — Step 2


Enter the details of all passengers and your contact information.

Split Your Payment Guide — Step 3


Under 'Payment type', select 'More Options (including Split Your Payment) as shown in the image below. 

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By selecting 'More Options' this will direct you to 'Split Your Payment' where you can select to highligh your method of payment. Then click 'Continue to Payment'.

Split Your Payment Guide — Step 5


You're now through to the Split Your Payment checkout page. From here you can see the payable total of your flight(s) and can choose how much to pay for your first payment. 

First, enter the amount you'd like to pay for the first payment. In this example, we have chosen to pay £90GBP.  Next, select the payment method you'd like to pay with. Please note: The '1st amount' and '2nd' will change depending on how much you choose to pay in the first payment.

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If you choose to pay by Credit/Debit card, enter your card details in secure pop up window and click 'Pay' to complete the first payment.

Split Your Payment Guide — Step 7a


If you're paying using PayPal or PayPal Credit, you'll be redirected to log-in to your PayPal account. Log-in to your PayPal account to complete your first payment via PayPal.

Split Your Payment Guide — Step 7b


Once your first payment is complete, you'll be asked to pay the remaining amount of your flight(s). Select your payment method and complete Step 7a or Step 7b to complete your second payment. 

Please note: Split Your Payment can be used to pay for flights between two different people. Simply enter the payment details for the second person paying in this step to split payment of flights between two people.

Split Your Payment Guide — Step 6


Split Your Payment is complete! You have paid for your flight(s) using two different payment methods. Your Travel Documents will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

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Can I split the payment on flights?

Yes, at the point of purchase, you can divide the total flight ticket cost into two amounts. Splitting the cost of a flight ticket is a convenient way to pay between friends and family or between various bank cards. Alternative Airlines allows you to divide the flight ticket cost with using a credit and debit card or PayPal and PayPal Credit accounts. This can be done with your own accounts or with someone else. By choosing "Split Your Payment" at the checkout, the process is easy to do. Note, you cannot split the cost into two months. You can spread the cost with flight instalment plans available.


Can I split payment for flights using PayPal?

Yes. You can split payment for flights with PayPal. With Alternative Airlines, you can choose to split a payment between a credit or debit card and Paypal, PayPal and PayPal Credit, or you can even choose to split the payment of your reservation between two separate PayPal accounts.


How can I split payment for flights with Paypal?

Splitting payment on PayPal through Alternative Airlines is easy! When you reach the checkout stage of the booking process, select to pay with “Split Your Payment” and choose PayPal as your preferred payment method. You can split your payment between PayPal and a credit or debit card, PayPal and PayPal credit, or you can split it between two separate PayPal accounts.


Can I pay with PayPal and PayPal Credit at the same time?

Yes, you can use funds in your PayPal account and pay with PayPal Credit at the same time for your flight ticket purchase. To do this you have to select "Split Your Payment" at the checkout and at the next page you can choose how much you want to divide the price between the two PayPal payment methods.


Can I use two credit cards to book a flight?

Yes with the travel site Alternative Airlines, you can use multiple credit or debits cards to buy flights. At the point of booking, select to use 'Split Payment' and you can choose the amount you want to divide and which debit or credit cards you want to you use. This can also be divided using PayPal accounts too. Using mixed credit cards is accepted on over 650 airlines when booking with Alternative Airlines.


Can I buy airline tickets with multiple credit cards?

Yes you use two cards at the same time to buy flights (either two credit, two debit or multiple). This would be splitting the price of your flight tickets which Alternative Airlines. You can use VISA and Mastercard to split the payment for airline tickets. With Split Your Payment, buying airline tickets with multiple credit cards is simple! All you need to do is enter your first credit card details for the first payment type and your second credit card details for the second payment type. Split Your Payment is available with VISA and Mastercard.


Which travel site accepts multiple credit cards for one purchase?

Alternative Airlines is a flight booking travel website that allows you to split a single flight ticket purchase between multiple credit or debit cards. This can be split between Mastercard and VISA or even combined with PayPal or PayPal Credit. The option to divide flight purchases between multiple credit cards, at the point of transaction, gives travellers the ease to buy flights easily and quickly.


Can I split the payment methods on American Airlines airfares?

Yes. You can split the payment method of airfares on American Airlines. We give you the option to divide your payment into two on all flights, or finance monthly, including airlines such as Emirates, United, Qatar Airways and Avianca.


What travel websites allow split payments?

We do at Alternative Airlines. The online flight search allows split payments for flights. So you can buy flights and split the payment between two payment types or between two people. Just search and select the flights and routes suited to you and select "Split Your Payment" and follow the steps there. Choose either to split between major credit or debit cards and PayPal and PayPal Credit.

If you are unsure about using Alternative Airlines, you can read all about the company and how it is legitimate.


Can I split payment on Delta airline tickets?

Yes. You can split payment on Delta airline tickets. With Alternative Airlines, you can split your payment on all airline tickets, including airlines such as Southwest, Virgin, Norwegian and LATAM.


Which payment methods can I use to split my flight payment?

You can use split payments with card (VISA and Mastercard), as well as PayPal and PayPal credit.


Can I use Split Payment to spread payments over time?

When using Split Payment, both payments must be made at the time of purchase. Separate payments for flights tickets over time can be done by choosing Affirm (US only), Klarna or Fly Now Pay Later as a payment method. Fly Now Pay Later allows you to pay for your flights in monthly instalments (between 3—10 months), so you are buying flights now and paying later!


Can I spread flight costs over two payments with multiple credit cards?

You can pay for flights with two different cards at the same time (either debit or credit card). So you can split the payment between two cards at the time of purchasing the flights. This can be with either Mastercard or Visa (or combined!). If you would like to spread the cost of flights over time, choose to use PayPal Credit, Fly Now Pay Later (UK), or Affirm (US) at the checkout.


Can I use Discover card to split payment on flights?

Discover card cannot be used to split the payment of you airline tickets as of now. Split Payment allows you to divide the cost of your airline tickets by using combination of either Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and PayPal Credit.