We’ve all had that moment. You’ve been daydreaming about that perfect holiday, checking the cost of flights daily and you’ve finally found the perfect deal. Only one snag, you’ve checked your bank balance and it's just not going to cut it. What do you do? Do you wait until the price of the flight to go up? Or forget the holiday altogether?
Well, now you don’t have to! Alternative Airlines has partnered with Klarna so that you can delay the cost of flights, or spread your payments into shorter bursts over time comfortable to you.
Not sure whether it’s right for you? Check our top ten reasons for paying for flights with Alternative Airlines using Klarna.
So, what are the benefits of using Klarna to buy flights?
1 Es seguro
SOFORT, Klarna’s online payment system, is one of the safest on the internet. Regristration isn't required so there’s no storage of your confidential data and none of your personal details are shared with the merchant. So you can make smoooth flight payments without worrying about your personal information being passed onto a third party.
2. It's flexible
Klarna offers a range of different payment methods so you choose what works for you. Travel customers can 'Pay Later' by paying back flight payments by up to 30 days and even ‘snooze’ payday for a small fee. Alternatively, you can choose to 'Pay in 3' or 'Pay in 4', meaning you divide the cost into three or four equal payments.*
3. You don't have to wait to purchase
Alternative Airlines knows a lot about getting the cheapest flight deals, and being able to grab a flight quickly is one of the best tips for making sure you get the cheapest airfare. With Klarna, you don’t have to wait around to buy the flights you need so you can get them when they’re at their cheapest.
4. It takes the sting out of a big purchase
Whether you’re visiting family on the other side of the world or you’ve spent months saving to travel around South East Asia, forking out for a long haul flight can sometimes be difficult to stomach. Being able to divide your payments, on the other hand, gives you the flexibility you need to manage your funds for your flight travel.
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5. It's quick
Klarna only requires your basic info to set up a short term payment plan. So you can whizz through to check out without waiting for the cost of your flight to rise. Once your details are stored, there’s no need to go and grab your card when making payments, meaning you can pay for your flights as swiftly as possible. Various Klarna payment options don't require registration to use so see what works for you.
We always hope it won’t happen, but the truth is sometimes you might have to travel in an emergency. With Klarna, you’re never strapped for cash at the moment when you need it most.
7. It helps you budget before a big trip or festival
Anyone who’s gone to a big festival knows how costly the whole trip can be. That’s why festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury often offer payment plans to help you budget before the big event. Using Klarna, you can help spread the cost of your flights the same way you do for your festival ticket.
8. It's transparent
Klarna is Swedish for “clear” and the company aims to be as transparent as possible about its lending policy. To find out more about their commitment to responsible lending, read all about their openness policy.
9. It can help you travel around the world
If you plan on travelling for several months, paying for long haul flights up front can take a big chunk out of your food or accommodation fund. Dividing your flight ticket's payment, or paying later in installments is a great way to help you budget while you’re on the road. Alternative Airlines can also help you plan your multi-city route with our multi-stop flight feature.
Alternative Airlines is one of the first online flight search sites that uses Klarna in the UK. Klarna is also available to Alternative Airlines' customers (in their local currencies) in Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Norway.
Read more about Klarna to find out which payment options are available in your country and discover all the different ways Klarna can make paying for flights a breeze.
Alternative Airlines now accepts Klarna for U.S and Australian customers with Pay in 4 for purchases up to $1000 USD or AUD. Or you can see all other options to be flexible in the way you pay for your airline tickets.
The Legal bit
The payment method Pay later in 14, 30 or 60 days and direct debit are only available to a customer if they pass a credit assessment. Full terms and conditions of using Klarna with Alternative Airlines can be found on our terms and conditions page under the section 'Klarna'.*
Alternative Airlines is not a lender and acts only as an introducer. The credit product is provided by Klarna Bank AB (publ). Credit is only available to permanent UK residents aged 18 and over, depending on their status. Terms and conditions apply. Please note that Pay in 30 days and Pay in 3 instalments are not regulated by the FCA.
Please spend responsibly. Borrowing more than you can afford could seriously affect your financial status. Make sure you can afford to make your monthly repayments on time. Risk warnings should not be less prominent than the potential benefits of the product/service.
First published: 06/03/19 Last updated: 01/04/21
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