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  • 65,000 happy customers
  • Rated 4.5 Stars. Based on 3,581 service ratings over the past year
  • Dedicated customer service team on hand to help
  • Secure payments

We're not offering Zip as a payment method at this time. However, you can take look at some of our other financing payment methods such as PayPal Credit and Klarna by clicking the link below.

FINANCING PAYMENT METHODS

Buy flights using Zip

Secure and buy your flights right now at Alternative Airlines and pay back the cost over time with Zip.

Zip splits your purchase into 4 equal interest-free payments that are paid over 6 weeks. The first payment (25% of the total cost) is taken at the time that you book your flights and the remaining three payments (another 25% each time) are taken the following three fortnights.

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. 

Zip splits your purchase into 4 equal interest-free payments

How to buy flights with Zip

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You can use Zip to pay for flights if you're a resident of the UK and paying in GBP.

Make sure that you're searching in GBP by using the currency changer on the top right side of the screen.

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    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.

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    Enter your passenger details and select Zip as the payment method that you want to pay in.

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

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    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!

     

Zip & Flights

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

In the UK, 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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FAQs

How can I use Zip to pay for flights?

To use Zip to pay for flights, find the flight that you want to buy on the Alternative Airlines website and select Zip at checkout. Zip will ask you for a few details so that they can verify your identity and make an instant decision whether you're eligible to use it. If you're approved, the cost of your flights will be divided into four equal amounts, which will need to be paid over a six week period. The first payment must be paid at the time of booking and the remaining payments must be paid once every two weeks following the first payment. Once you've made your first payment, your booking will be confirmed and your e-ticket will be sent to you right away.

Am I eligible to use Zip?

In order to use Zip, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be aged 18 or above
  • You need to be registered as living in an address within the UK
  • Your credit history must be good enough to fit the requirements set out by Zip
  • You must have a Visa or Mastercard debit/credit card that has been issued in the UK

How many months do I have to pay back the cost of my flight?

Your flights must be paid back over a six week period, with each payment taken two weeks apart.

Will interest be charged on my Zip payments?

You won't be charged any interest on your payments, however, you will have to pay an upfront fee.

Is there a chance I won't be approved?

Yes, if your identity can't be verified or your credit file prohibits your from using it, Zip has the right to refuse your application. 

Is Zip available outside of the UK?

At Alternative Airlines, Zip is currently only available to use if you live in the UK.

Make sure that you're searching in the correct currency (GBP), otherwise, Zip won't show at checkout.

Can I use ZipPay to pay for domestic flights?

Yes, Zip can be used to pay for domestic flights in any country, the flights don't have to be within the country that you're buying from.

Can Zip be used to pay for airlines that aren't from the UK?

Yes, you can pay with Zip when you buy flights on any airline on the Alternative Airlines' website. The airline can be from any country and doesn't have to match the country that you're buying from.

Can Zip be used to pay for international flights?

Yes, Zip can be used as a payment method for international flights that fly anywhere in the world. As long as you can find the flights on the Alternative Airlines website, it doesn't matter where you're flying to and from and you can use Zip to pay.

Is there a minimum repayment amount?

The amount for each repayment is the total cost of your flight, divided into four. Therefore, there is no minimum repayment needed as the amount is prefixed.

If I'm rejected, will Zip have an impact on my credit score?

No, your credit score is not impacted if you're rejected by Zip. Zip carries out a soft credit check, which never impacts your credit score.

Will my payment details be safe when paying with Zip?

Yes, both Alternative Airlines and Zip store payment and personal details with a high level of security that meets industry security protocol. 

How do cancellations and refunds work?

If you cancel your flight and are due a refund, Zip will refund you any money that you've already paid and cancel all future scheduled payments.

In the event of a partial refund, Zip will cancel future payments first as part of the refund. If the refund amount is still not met after cancelling future payments, Zip will refund the remaining amount.

Refunds can take 5–7 business days to show in your account and will be refunded to the payment method that you originally paid with.

What happens if I miss a payment?

By default, payments are taken automatically from the payment card that you entered when you made your first payment. If for whatever reason, your payment cannot be processed, you'll have until midnight on the day that it's due to make the payment with an alternative card. If you still haven't made the payment, you'll be charged a fee of £4, with another £4 charged for each additional week that you fail to make the payment.

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