Split Payment on Flights
Split the cost of your flights on more than 600 airlines worldwide with Alternative Airlines. We allow you to split the cost of your flights into weekly, bi-weekly or monthly instalments on every major airline, including Delta, Southwest, American Airlines, British Airways, Emirates and more — including the smaller airlines that fly to the most remote parts of the world.
To slice your payment with Alternative Airlines, find the flight that you want to buy on our site and select one of our buy now pay later (BNPL) options at checkout. We offer a wide range of different options, from weekly to monthly instalments, provided by our payment partners Afterpay, Affirm, Klarna, Laybuy, Zip, as well as other well-known payment brands.
Check out all of our buy now pay later options.
Can I split the payment of flight tickets between two people?
Pay with 2 Ways allows you to divide the total amount of your flight into two portions at checkout, 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 each pay for the flight ticket individually within the same booking. This could be flying anywhere for a city break, gap year or a family event!
Once you have chosen your flights through Alternative Airlines, select Pay with 2 Ways at the checkout. 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. Alternative Airlines is one of the few travel sites that allow split payments. See all our different ways of paying for flight tickets.
A simple example: a £100 flight ticket can be divided into two amounts of £50, on different cards or PayPal accounts.
You can also spread the cost of airline tickets over time. Use PayPal Credit, Klarna, Affirm (US), Clearpay, Tabby or see all other available ways to finance your flights.
Follow our step-by-step guide below which shows you exactly how to use split your payment between to separate cards or people.
How to split payment on flight tickets with Alternative Airlines
There are not many travel sites that allow for dividing the cost for airline tickets and even less give you the option to do it online. Making a split airfare payment online with Alternative Airlines is simple. We realise how convenient making a split payment for airfares is and offer a quick, safe and easy way to do it.
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.
Select the flight(s) best suited to you.
Enter the details of all passengers and your contact information.
When you get to the payment stage, you'll see a list of our buy now pay later options, each with a short description of what they offer. Split the payment of your flights by selecting the buy now pay later option that best suits you.
You'll then be asked to confirm your payment option. With all of our BNPL options, you'll need to fill out a quick application in order to see whether you're eligible to be lent the loan that'll you use to split your payment. This decision is made instantly and at the time of booking.
Once you've been approved, you'll be able to confirm your flights with a click of a button. We'll send over your confirmation and e-ticket right away — all that's left for you to do is to look forward to your flight.
What is a split payment?
Split payment is the term used for when someone 'splits' or 'spreads' the cost of their flights into instalments that are paid over time.
For example, you might buy a flight that costs $400. With split payment, instead of paying the total cost upfront, you might pay it back in 4 separate and equal payments over the course of 6 weeks. The 1st payment ($100) would be taken at the time of checkout, the 2nd payment ($100) would be taken 2 weeks after that, the 3rd payment ($100) would be taken 2 weeks after that and the 4th and final payment ($100) would be taken 2 weeks after that.
Split payment refers to anytime that your flight is split over time, regardless of how often you make payments. Instead of paying back in 4 payment over 6 weeks, you might choose to pay it back weekly or you might choose to pay it back monthly over a longer period of time.
Can I Pay with 2 Ways?
When making a reservation with Alternative Airlines, Pay with 2 Ways enables you to split the entire cost of your flight between two people at the time of checkout. This means that you have the choice to pay separately for each flight ticket inside the same booking, which can be extremely helpful if you're making travel arrangements with a friend or a family member.
After you have selected your flights through Alternative Airlines, select Pay with 2 Ways at the checkout. Fill in 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.
A simple example: a £200 flight ticket can be split into two amounts of £100, on different cards or PayPal accounts.
Please note: unfortunately, Pay with 2 ways is currently disabled on the Alternative Airlines site and isn't available to use.
Can I split the payment on flights?
Yes, you can divide the total flight ticket cost over various months or weeks with flight instalment plans available at checkout too. Alternative Airlines allows you to divide the flight ticket cost using a range of different buy now pay later options, each with different repayment plans to choose from.
What cards can I use to split the total cost?
You can use all major debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard and AMEX.
Can I pay my flight tickets with two cards online?
Any airline ticket booked through Alternative Airlines can be paid with two cards at checkout, either with a credit and debit or two of the same. You can choose how much of the ticket price you want to be divided between the cards and can be for over 650 airlines.
Which payment methods allow me to split the cost of my flight over time?
You can use any of our buy now pay later payment methods to split the cost of your flight over time. These include well-known brands such as Afterpay, Klarna, Affirm, Zip, Laybuy and more.
Can I use a Discover card to split payments on flights?
This will depend on the buy now pay later provider and the cards that they accept for payment.
Can I split an American Airlines airfare over time?
Yes. When you book through Alternative Airlines you can split the payment of American Airlines airfares and on other airlines. You have the option to divide the total cost over time on all flights, on either finance monthly or weekly plans, including flights from airlines such as Emirates, United, Qatar Airways and Avianca.
Can I split my payment on Delta airline tickets?
Yes. Delta airline tickets can be split over time when booking with Alternative Airlines, as well as on all other airline tickets, including Southwest, Virgin, Norwegian, LATAM and more.
Can I finance my airline tickets?
Of course! When you book through Alternative Airlines you can split airline tickets from 600+ airlines overtime. We have partnered with a number of payment plan providers that let you buy flights today and spread the cost in easy-to-pay instalments. This includes Klarna, TendoPay, Clearpay, Tabby and more. Please note that the payment plan provider available at checkout will depend on the country you reside in.
Can I use PayPal Credit for my flights?
Absolutely! Here, at Alternative Airlines you can use PayPal Credit to secure any of your flights. PayPal Credit is a buy now pay later option that lets you split the payment of your flight airfare over time. To split payments with PayPal Credit all you need is an existing PayPal account.
Can I use Affirm to finance my flights?
Yes. When you book using our online booking engine you can choose to pay in 40+ different ways, including Affirm. At Alternative Airlines you can book any flight tickets and spread the cost over a period of time. Affirm is a Buy Now, Pay Later payment plan option that lets you split the price of your flight in monthly instalments over a 3, 6 or 12 month period. To find out more about this payment plan option, check out our Affirm page.