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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.

Pay in Instalments

Pay monthly (Australia only)

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!



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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.

Reasons to buy flights with Zip

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

Zip US

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 - Choose a weekly, fortnightly or monthly schedule. Pay off early if you like, without a penalty.

Zip Money in Australia - Established fee of $0 - $99 AUD (this is a one-off fee added to your account balance). Interest-free for the first 6 months*. A flexible payment option from $10 AUD per week and can be scheduled to be paid back weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

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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Legal statement

For Zip Pay - Minimum monthly repayments are required. A monthly account fee of $9.95 applies. Pay your closing balance in full by the due date each month and we’ll waive the fee. Available to approved applicants only. Loans through the Zip checkout are originated by WebBank, except for Zip originated loans in CO, NV, MA and MD. Loans to California residents, other than loans through the Zip App, Zip checkout, and Zip Card, are made or arranged pursuant to California Lenders Law license.

*For example, for a $200 purchase, you'd make four $51 payments every two weeks starting today for a 34.7% annual percentage rate and a total of payments of $204. A $4 installment fee is charged at commencement - you pay $1.00 of this fee as a prepaid finance charge when you make your initial payment today. The remaining $3 is included in your future payments. Fees can range from $0 to $7.50 depending on the purchase price. Actual amount of fee for your purchase will be reflected in checkout. Estimation of installment payment and annual percentage rate excludes potential tax and shipping costs. 

For Zip Money - Available to approved applicants only. Minimum monthly repayments are required. Paying only the minimum monthly repayment amount will generally not repay a purchase within the interest free period. Any balance outstanding at the expiry of the interest free period for the purchase will be charged interest at the standard annual percentage rate, currently 25.9%. A $9.95 monthly account fee applies. A one-off establishment fee may apply. 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.

$25 USD off flights. Use code 'ZIPFEST25' at checkout. $100 min spend. Must be redeemed when paying with Zip and in USD. Flight seats and prices are subject to availability. Can only be used once per customer. Non-refundable and for over 18s only. Cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer.