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Union Pay is not available at Alternative Airlines just yet.

But, you can link your UnionPay card to your PayPal account and pay for your flights through PayPal.

Pay for airline tickets with UnionPay


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Search for flights at Alternative Airlines and choose to pay with UnionPay at checkout. Alternative Airlines offers flights from over 650 airlines and accepts UnionPay credit and debit cards as a way to pay for your flights. 

How do I pay for flights
using UnionPay?



Choose whether you want a return, one-way or multi-city flight. Then enter which airports you want to fly between and the date of your departure and click 'search flights'.

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Select the flight that is best suited to you and confirm your selection.

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Once you've filled out the required information on the page below, select UnionPay credit or debit card as your payment method.



Enter the details that are found on your UnionPay card and click 'secure payment'. Your payment should be accepted instantly. You'll receive your receipt and e-tickets within 12 hours!



About UnionPay

UnionPay is a Chinese financial services company and is one of the largest card payment providers in the world. UnionPay has existed since 2002 and is currently the only interbank network that connects all ATMs of all the banks in China. Thanks to its global alliances with other major payment networks around the world, such as Discover, JCB, RuPay and BC Card, UnionPay is ahead of both Visa and Mastercard in value of mobile and online payments. 

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Buy flights using UnionPay

Use your UnionPay debit or credit card to pay for flights at Alternative Airlines. We accept Chinese Yuan and over 170 different currencies that you can use with UnionPay to pay for flights. 

Alternative Airlines also offers a great selection of Chinese domestic and international flights, with over 50 different Chinese based airlines, as well as other international airlines that fly to and from China. 

UnionPay Online Shopping

Union Pay is good for more than just purchasing flights, it can also be used for a variety of other online shopping. Currently, Union Pay is accepted in over 10 million online stores outside of China, including Europe, the US, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau. It's estimated that there are more than 2.5 million online merchants currently accepting Union Pay in Europe and that over 80% of online merchants accept Union Pay in the US.

Global Alliances

  • Discover
  • JCB
  • RuPay
  • BC Card

UnionPay FAQs

Can I buy flights with UnionPay?

Yes, you can buy flights with UnionPay right here at Alternative Airlines. We accept UnionPay for payment of flights on more than 650 airlines worldwide!

Who accepts UnionPay?

UnionPay is accepted all across the world! Almost every store accepts UnionPay in China, more than 80% of stores accept UnionPay in the US and more than 2.2 million stores accept UnionPay in Europe. In addition, UnionPay is accepted in other parts of Asia and Oceania.

Can I use my UnionPay debit card to buy flights?

Yes, UnionPay debit card can be used to pay for flights online at Alternative Airlines. You can use your UnionPay debit card to pay for flights in over 170 different currencies.

Can I use my UnionPay credit card to buy flights?

Yes, UnionPay credit card can be used to buy flights at Alternative Airlines. To buy flights using your UnionPay credit card, use the search form at the top of the page to search for flights on your chosen dates. Then, simply select the flight that you want to purchase and choose UnionPay credit card at checkout. 

Can I make mobile payments with UnionPay at Alternative Airlines?

Unfortunately, UnionPay mobile payments through the UnionPay app is currently unavailable at Alternative Airlines. However, you can still make a flight purchase at Alternative Airlines by visiting the Alternative Airlines website on a web browser on your mobile as you would normally.

Can I link UnionPay with PayPal?

Yes, UnionPay cards can be added to your PayPal account, as long as your Union Pay card is linked to a Chinese bank account.

Can I use UnionPay outside of China?

Yes, UnionPay can be used outside of China. UnionPay isn't country-specific and can be used at any merchant that has enabled in-store or on its website, including Alternative Airlines.

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