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Buy Flights in Instalments with Zip

Zip gives you the freedom and flexibility to buy now and pay later

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Zip flights with Alternative Airlines

Alternative Airlines accepts Zip in the U.S, New Zealand and Australia to split the total flight cost into easy, manageable instalments that are paid over several weeks.*

Zip creates simple, secure, fair and transparent credit and payment solutions that give online shoppers more freedom. Choosing to pay with Zip allows you to purchase your flights without having to pay back the total cost until a later date.

After you've found the flight that you want to buy on the Alternative Airlines website, select to pay with Zip at checkout. Zip will make an instant decision on whether you're eligible to use it and — if you're approved — you'll be able to secure your flights right away but won't have to pay back the full cost until later. 

Pay in Instalments with Zip is a form of credit and is subject to T&Cs. Late fees may apply.

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Step 1 - Search for Flights

How to buy flights with Zip

Search for flights and find great deals!

Use our search form to search for flights on any date and between any destinations. Once you've found the flights that you want to buy, select them to purchase.

Step 2 - Select Zip at Checkout

How to buy flights with Zip

Select Zip as your payment option

Enter your passenger details and select Zip as the payment method that you want to pay in. Create your Zip account using a credit or debit card.

Step 3 - Select the plan for you

How to buy flights with Zip

Pick a payment plan that suits you!

After you've entered some info to verify your identity, Zip will make an instant decision on whether you're eligible to use it.

Step 4 - Booking Confirmed with Zip

How to buy flights with Zip

Booking confirmed - buy now & pay later

Once approved, your repayment will be fixed to four equal payments that must be paid back every two weeks. The first payment must be made at the time of booking. Once you've made the first payment, your booking will be finalised and your flights will be confirmed. Zip will automatically debit the remaining cost of your booking every two weeks from the card that you used to make the first payment.

All that's left for you to do is look forward to your flight!


Available in the following countries

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To qualify for Zip, you must:

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Be a resident of the US, New Zealand or Australia

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Be over the age of 18

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Submit a few personal details to confirm identification

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Have a valid mobile number

Search for flights & pay using Zip

Are you ready to book flights and pay with Zip? Click on the button below to search for flights from more than 600 airlines and discover the world.

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600+ airlines to choose from

When you purchase flights with Alternative Airlines and pay using Zip, you have over 600 airlines to pick from.

Zip appears as a payment option on every flight with Alternative Airlines. So, whether you are looking to spend the weekend away or visit family across the world, Zip can help you manage your finances by paying in instalments.

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E-tickets sent instantly

You'll then be sent your e-tickets via email, as soon as you've made the 1st payment with Zip, at the time of booking.

Occasionally we will have to do a few more checks before sending out your tickets. But, if this happens to you - don't worry! It's a standard procedure! We'll make sure to send out your ticket within 24 hours of booking and we'll keep you updated with its progress.

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Why buy flights with Zip?

Zip is a payment method that allows you to buy goods and services online and pay back the cost over time.

Zip can be used to divide the cost of your flights into four equal payments. The first payment must be made at the time of booking and the following three must be made every two weeks. Once you've made the first payment, your flight tickets are secured and we'll send you your e-ticket right away.

Zip is a great way to pay for flights because it can break up the cost of a large purchase and make it that much more affordable.

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Zip Payment plan options

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Split the cost of your flight tickets and pay in instalments over several weeks.

Zip Australia

There are two options to choose from when paying for flights with Zip in Australia: Zip Pay and Zip Money.

Zip Pay in Australia - Pay nothing upfront. Repay at your own pace with interest-free options over a month or longer. There's a $9.95 monthly account fee, waived if there's nothing owed.

Zip Money in Australia - Pay nothing upfront, and enjoy 3-6 months of interest-free payments with Zip Money. There's a $9.95 monthly account fee or $0 if there's nothing owed. Additionally, a one-off establishment fee of up to $99 may apply. Choose a weekly, fortnightly or monthly schedule. Pay off early if you like, without a penalty.

Zip New Zealand

Pay in instalments over several weeks. The maximum spend to use Zip on flights is $1000 NZD in New Zealand. Interest-free and no monthly account fee.

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*Zip Pay - Minimum monthly repayments are required. A monthly account fee of $9.95 applies and is subject to change. Pay your closing balance in full by the due date each month and we’ll waive the fee. Available to approved applicants only and subject to completion of satisfactory credit check. Other charges may be payable. Fees and charges subject to change. T&Cs apply.

^Zip Money - Interest free term subject to minimum spend and promotional partner offer. Available to approved applicants only and subject to completion of satisfactory credit check. Instalment plan splits eligible purchases of $300 and above into equal repayments within the interest free period. The repayment advertised will repay the transaction balance within the advertised interest free period. A monthly account fee of $9.95 will also apply and a one-off establishment fee may apply for new customers. Minimum monthly payments are required – paying only the minimum monthly repayment may not necessarily repay a purchase within the interest free period. Any balance outstanding at the expiry of the interest free period will be charged at the standard variable interest rate, 25.9% per annum, as at 1 June 2023. Other charges may be payable, see T&Cs. Interest, fees and charges are subject to change. Terms & Conditions apply and are available on application. See your contract for further details. Credit provided by ZipMoney Payments Pty Ltd (ABN 58 164 440 993), Australian Credit Licence Number 441878).
¹Zip Pay only. Use the tap to pay or single use card everywhere that Visa contactless payments are accepted in store or online. Card T&Cs apply.