Buying a Plane Ticket For Someone Else

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Buying Airline Tickets
For Someone Else

Want to buy a plane ticket for someone else and pay using your own details? Alternative Airlines allows you to buy airline tickets for someone else online and pay with an option of over 40 different payment methods, even if your payment details are different to the passenger that is travelling!

Booking A Plane Ticket For Someone Else

Search for flights from over 600 airlines worldwide and buy airline tickets for someone else using your own payment details at Alternative Airlines. Alternative Airlines accept over 40 different payment methods, including most major credit and debit cards, PayPal and Visa Checkout.

Whether you need to buy an airline ticket for a family member, a friend, a co-worker or a business partner, Alternative Airlines allows you to easily make a flight reservation online and pay using payment details that are different to the passenger's details.

How to buy a plane ticket for someone else?

STEP 1

On the search form at the top of the page, enter the destinations/airports that the person(s) you're buying the flights for is travelling between and the dates that they wish to travel on. Click 'search flights'.

Alternative Airlines search bar with London Heathrow to San Francisco selected

STEP 2

This page will display all available flights for the destinations and dates you've chosen. Select the flights the person(s) you're buying for wants to fly on and click 'confirm selection'.

Alternative Airlines flight search result from London Heathrow to San Francisco

STEP 3

First, enter the passenger details of the person(s) that is flying. Then, enter the contact information.

The contact information should be the details of the person that you wish the travel documents to be sent to and the person you'd like Alternative Airlines to contact if we need to speak to you about your booking.

The contact information will not appear on your travel documents and it does not need to match the passenger details or payment details.

Virgin Atlantic flight results for London Heathrow to San Francisco

STEP 4

Once you've entered all the details, select your payment method.

Virgin Atlantic flight results for London Heathrow to San Francisco

STEP 5

Enter the relevant details needed to make the payment. Click 'Pay XXX' and you're purchase is complete! It's that simple to buy a plane ticket for someone else!

Virgin Atlantic flight results for London Heathrow to San Francisco


What info do you need to
book a flight for someone else?

To book a flight for someone else online, you'll need the following things.

Details of the person(s) flying

You must have the personal details of each passengers flying, ready to enter on the passenger details page. This includes their title, first and last name (as it appears on their passport) and date of birth.

You're not required to enter the details of the person paying on the passenger details page, unless they're a passenger on the flight too.

Contact Information

Contact Information Required

You must provide the contact information for the person that you want the travel documents to be sent to and the person you'd like Alternative Airlines to contact should we have any questions or information regarding your flight reservation.

This can be anyone, but we recommend choosing either the person travelling or the person paying for the flight.

Your Payment Details

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You must have the payment details of the payment method you're choosing to pay for the airline tickets with. With Alternative Airlines, you can choose to pay in over 40 different payment methods, including PayPal, Mastercard, Maestro, Visa, Apple Pay, Affirm (US) and Fly Now Pay Later (UK) and in more than 160 different currencies.

Buying a Plane Ticket For Someone Else
FAQs

Can you buy a plane ticket for someone else?

Yes. You can buy a plane ticket for someone else at Alternative Airlines. You don't have to worry about matching the details of the person(s) that's flying with the details of the person paying. Alternative Airlines allow you to pay for someone else's plane ticket in a fast, easy and convenient way.

Can you buy a plane ticket for someone else online?

You can buy a plane ticket online for someone else on the Alternative Airlines website! Whether you're buying a plane ticket for a family member, friend or even a business partner, Alternative Airlines allows you to book a flight in a name that's different to the details of the person paying!

What info do you need to book a flight for someone else?

To book a flight for someone else you need — the details of each passenger flying, the contact information of the person you want us to send the booking confirmation to and the payment details that you're using to buy the flight with.

Take a look at all the information needed to book a flight for someone else with Alternative Airlines.

Can I book a flight for someone else using my credit card?

Yes! You can book a flight for someone else using your credit card! Alternative Airlines accepts many major credit cards worldwide, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and JCB, as well as payment systems that you can link your credit card to, such as PayPal, Masterpass and Visa Checkout.

Can I use my Southwest points for someone else?

No, you can't use your Southwest points for someone else. But you can collect Southwest points while paying for flights for someone else. Take a look at our blog on the best frequent flyer programs.

How to buy airline tickets for someone else?

Buying airline tickets for someone else with Alternative Airlines is easy. All you need to do is select the airline tickets that you wish to buy, enter the name of the person(s) travelling and enter your payment details when you want to buy the flight. It's that simple!

Still not sure? Take a look at our step-by-step guide which shows you exactly how to buy airline tickets for someone else.

Can I buy a plane ticket for someone else in a different country?

Yes, at Alternative Airlines, you can buy a plane ticket for someone else even if they're in or from a different country. All you need to do is enter their details instead of your own details in the passenger details section of our booking process.

Unless we need your passport details to confirm the flight (as certain airlines require this), we don't ask for the country of origin of a passenger when booking a flight. You just need to make sure that all other details, such as the passenger's name and date of birth are correct.

Can someone else buy my plane ticket?

Yes, someone else can buy your plane ticket for you. Not only can you buy a plane ticket for someone else, at Alternative Airlines, but you can also have someone buy a plane ticket on your behalf. Just make sure that they have all your correct details (name, date of birth etc) to buy the flight.