Pay Later For Flights Using Zilch

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Unfortunately, Zilch is not yet available as a payment method. If you are looking to book your flights today and pay over time, Alternative Airlines does offer lots of other finance options. To find out more, follow the link below:


Buy flights using Zilch

Zilch (Zilch Finance) is a virtual card, which you can download as an app on your smartphone, and use to make a purchase today and pay back later.

Search and book the flights you want through Alternative Airlines, then checkout with Zilch to help manage the cost. With Zilch, you only pay the first 25% upfront, the rest will be split over time. After your first payment, you'll pay another three 25% payments, every 2 weeks.

By choosing Zilch at checkout, there is no need to pay for the full cost of your flights today. Customers never pay any interest, late fees, early fees, or annual fees — there are absolutely no hidden charges. Zilch’s aim is to provide customers with zero interest, zero stress, and zero surprises.

Download the Zilch app to be kept in the loop about your payments. You’ll be able to track your payments in your dashboard, so you know exactly when payment will be taken.

Key Points

Split the total cost of your flights into 4 equal payments

The first payment (25%) is taken when you make your purchase

The second payment (25%) is taken in week 2

The third payment (25%) is taken in week 4

The final payment (25%) is taken in week 6

No interest, no hidden fees

How to buy flights with Zilch

  • 1

    Use Alternative Airlines' website to search for your flights. Type in your chosen departure and arrival destinations, your chosen dates, and browse for the right flights for you. You can choose from over 600 global airlines!

  • 2

    Enter your passenger details, then proceed to checkout. Select Zilch as your payment method.

  • 3

    If approved, you'll be able to book your flights straight away, and only pay the first 25%

Zilch & Flights

When you search for flights through Alternative Airlines, you choose flights from over 600 global airlines, so no matter when you are flying to, you’ll find the right flights for you. Then, when you’ve selected your flights, you can select Zilch at checkout.

Why buy flights with Zilch?

There are loads of benefits to choosing to split the cost of your tickets with Zilch. Shop for what you want, when you want, where you want. Whether you're already on the road, there is no need to go hunting for your debit or credit cards, you can checkout with Zilch in minutes. Each of your 4 payments are taken automatically from your linked debit card, so there is no need to remember when payments are needed.

Stay in control of your finances

With Zilch, you’ll have access to a limited balance, which means you can stay in control and will never get into £1000’s of debt.

The more you use Zilch, the more benefits you get. That’s right, the more you checkout with Zilch, the most exclusive benefits you’ll acquire. Once you book your flights with Zilch and discover all the benefits, we can guarantee you’ll keep using this payment option to book your flights — and be rewarded for doing so!

Other benefits:

Easy-to-use app to manage repayments

No hidden fees

Customer support

Transparent monthly payments

Zilch and Flights

How does Zilch work?

Zilch lets customers split the total cost of their basket over 6 weeks, by selecting Zilch at checkout. Customers use their virtual zilch card online with partnered retailers.

You’ll pay the first 25% of the overall cost at the time of booking. Afterwards, payments will be withdrawn in equal payments of 25% every two weeks.

The 1st payment: 25% upon the day of purchase

The 2nd payment: 25% 2 weeks after the day of purchase

The 3rd payment: 25% 4 weeks after the day of purchase

The 4th payment: 25% 6 weeks after the day of purchase

Can I make payments early?

Yes, you can repay any future payment early via the 'Pay Now' button on the Zilch app, which can be found next to your purchase listing in the 'My Purchase' section of the Zilch homepage.

Will using Zilch impact my credit score?

Due to Zilch’s commitment to responsible spending, a soft check of your credit score is done. Investigating your options won’t impact your credit score, but may show as a recent search on your credit record if you're signed up with a credit agency.

What is Zilch Boost?

Zilch Boost is an upgrade, and only available to select customers by invitation from Zilch. If the cost of your flights is a bit above your available spend limit, Zilch Boost will help. Simply tick the ‘Zilch Boost’ option for Alternative Airlines on your Zilch app, and you'll be able to purchase up to twice your available spend when you reach checkout. The cost which is above your usual spend will be added to your first payment and billed to your debit card at the time of purchase.

Can I use Zilch to book flights in the U.K.?

When you search and book flights online through Alternative Airlines you can checkout using Zilch as your payment method. Book flights on any domestic airline in the U.K., including Ryanair, Loganair, and EasyJet.

Can I use Zilch to fly internationally?

Yes, you can use Zilch to fly with any airline available on the Alternative Airlines website — and we ticket over 600 global airlines. Airlines include: Qantas, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Norwegian, and Emirates.

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