Jetstar has partnered with payments platform Afterpay so travellers can pay off their airfares in small, regular payments
AN Aussie airline is now letting customers book now and pay later for domestic flights — in a scheme that could revolutionise air travel.
Jetstar has partnered with payments platform Afterpay to offer Australians, for the first time, the chance to pay off their airfares in small, regular payments.
The Afterpay option is available to Australians booking domestic flights and products online at least eight weeks in advance – and it could soon apply to international trips too.
Travellers pay for their ticket four equal instalments, due every two weeks.
The service is right now only available for transactions between $200 (£121) and $1000 (£65), and a service fee of $10 (£6) applies.
If a customer makes their repayments on time, they will only pay the service fee and the price of the air fare, but there are late fees for missed payments.
Afterpay and Jetstar are also looking to extend the service to international flights as well, which will make global travel easier for a lot more Australians.
Jetstar Group’s chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka said the low-cost carrier was the first airline in Australia to offer Afterpay.
She said: “Partnering with Afterpay gives our customers the option to lock in low fares at today’s prices and pay over time, even during our sales.
“Many of Jetstar’s customers already use Afterpay to purchase items at various retailers and are familiar with the flexibility of paying over time.”
To take advance of Afterpay, customers simply choose a fare on the Jetstar website and select the Afterpay payment option.
The booking will be made with the fare price locked in, and the flight itinerary will be sent.
This story originally appeared on news.com.au.