10 Reasons to Buy Flights with Cryptocurrencies
Mohammad Sajjad Khan, 11.12.20
Only a few years ago, paying with cryptocurrencies was really tricky and now companies are beginning to understand the benefits of accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment option. Some of these benefits include it being low-cost, secure and simple with less restrictions.
We at Alternative Airlines believe cryptocurrency to be the money of tomorrow and will play an important role in the future of commerce. That is why we’ve partnered with Utrust and Crypto.com to not only expand our current 25 payment methods that we offer, from the likes of PayPal, Affirm and Klarna but also to serve millions of crypto customers and allowing travellers to book flights and complete their purchase using their prefered digital currency.
What are some benefits in buying flights with Cryptocurrencies at Alternative Airlines?
1. It's safe and secure
Paying in cryptocurrencies is known to be safe and secure as it’s much harder to track them than regular fiat currency payments. This is because of the levels of encryption meaning that even though every transaction made with crypto is detectable, they can never be connected with a personal identity. This is almost like the anonymity of cash payments.
In addition to this, Utrust offers buyer protection on all purchases which means you would be covered if anything were to go wrong with your flight transactions. Similarly, Crypto.com puts security first and has control over each layer of its system and is known to be the first cryptocurrency company ever to have the ISO and PCI security certifications.
We want everyone to take full advantage of the increased security and convenience of cryptocurrencies. This is one of the reasons as to why we partnered up with these two payment methods in order to keep your flights transactions safe and secure.
2. Wide range of crypto options available
We have various ways to pay for your next vacation including using your favourite cryptocurrency, whether that’s Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Dash, Ripple (XRP), Digibyte (DGB), Tether (USDT), Utrust’s native token, UTK or CRO which is Crypto.com’s native token.
3. It’s quick
One of the most important factors of cryptocurrency is speedy payments. Meaning they can transact faster than many of the current conventional payment gateways currently out there. The decentralised nature of these tokens means that they aren’t controlled by any financial institution or a central bank. With no intermediaries stretching out the processing time, cryptocurrency is sent instantly from the sender to the recipient.
Bitcoin (BTC) will be able to process 4.6 flight transactions per second whereas Ethereum (ETH) could process 15 bookings per second. However, Ripple (XRP) can process your flight purchase much faster as it can handle 1,700 transactions per second.
4. Accepted in many currencies
Our partners Utrust and Crypto.com accept flight bookings in over 40 fiat currencies including Great British Pound (GBP), United States Dollars (USD) and Euros (EUR). See all the currencies that we accept by visiting our cryptocurrency page.
5. Great for travellers
This is for all those crypto enthusiasts out there or just curious travellers who want to travel to their next destination and only pay using cryptocurrencies. We advise that you take a good look at some of the crypto-friendly destinations that we’ve compiled together in our blog such as San Francisco, Tokyo, Prague and many others to help you think about your next travel destination.
6. Discounts and promotional offers
With our partners Utrust and Crypto.com, we offer some enticing offers on all flights through our social media platforms. In the past we’ve done offers on Valentines Day, a campaign through Trust Wallet, Black Friday 2019 and not forgetting our recent promotional campaigns we carried out on Black Friday 2020 where anyone buying a flight at Alternative Airlines a and paying with cryptocurrency through Utrust and Crypto.com could enjoy $20 USD off for flights.
So be on the lookout for some more amazing crypto discounts and flight promo codes which can help you save some money on your next flight booking.
7. Can be used to purchase any flight
You can buy your plane tickets using cryptocurrency from over 600 airlines that are available to book with Alternative Airlines. These include all of the largest airlines, such as Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Qantas, Lufthansa, as well as smaller, domestic and regional carriers.
8. No restrictions on transactions
Cryptocurrencies are simply peer-to-peer, with no restrictions of transactions from governments or banks. This means that if you’ll have the funds available, paying for flights with cryptocurrencies is effortless and uninterrupted.
9. Great for international use
Cryptocurrencies are borderless and great for international use meaning you can make instant and cost-effective transactions around the world. There is no waiting, no expensive international fees and no restrictions as to who can or can’t transfer funds to whom or when and where those funds can be accessed.
10. Available almost everywhere
You can use cryptocurrencies to make payments almost anywhere and everywhere around the world, with the exception of countries such as Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia and Vietnam who have issued a ban on cryptocurrencies and as a payment tool.
There’s no doubt that we are in the middle of a cryptocurrency revolution. With cryptocurrencies becoming the future of today’s fiat currencies, it’s only a matter of time before cryptocurrencies are available to all people on a global scale. With many countries around the world beginning to understand the value that cryptocurrencies offer to their economies.
How can I purchase flights using cryptocurrencies?
Buying flights with cryptocurrencies is actually very simple and easy. All you need to do is select the flight dates and timings you want and then you can choose which cryptocurrency you would like to pay in. For more information on this, visit our cryptocurrencies page.
Even though cryptocurrencies have been around for over a decade, you won’t find many merchants within the travel sector that accept digital currencies at checkout!