Do you know what's, usually, the most expensive part of a vacation trip? Airfare! Now, are you ready to start traveling but is too expensive for you right now? Not to worry. Several airlines are joining forces with financing companies that will allow you to book your "bucket list" vacation trips and pay it over time. You have the option of paying or not paying interest, depending on the selection you make, which will allow you to budget for your trip.
These services allow you to lock whatever great rate you find for your trip at that moment, and pay it little by little by making fixed monthly payments. Technically, you would be taking out a small loan and, of course, this will require you to be credit worth in order to be approved. This option not only applies to airlines, but for full vacation packages including airfare, hotel, cars and/or some cruise lines. For the sake of this article, I will be focusing on airlines only.
American Airlines - American Airlines allows you to pay with Affirm to pay for your airfare over a series of monthly payments. Affirm can only be used to book flights and its not valid for extras like seat upgrades or bag fees.
Delta Airlines - Delta offers you the option of paying in monthly payments using PayPal Credit, which will give you up to 6 months, with no interest if paid in full within 6 months, to pay off your purchase of over $99. If you purchase your vacation package through Delta Vacations, you have the option of pay in installments through Affirm. Affirm will allow you to spread out the cost of your trip over 6, 12 or 18 monthly installments with interest. Last, but not least, Delta will allow you to use Plan It when purchasing your trip with an eligible American Express card.
Frontier Airlines - Frontier also uses Uplift to allow you to pay for your trip through monthly installments.
In summary, if you really want or need to travel but don't have the funds to do it right away, there are options out there to help you make your wish come true. 😉