One year ago, introduced monthly payments for flights as an easy and simple payment option for domestic and international flights – to help keep your travel costs manageable.

monthly payments for flights

It’s been our pleasure to bring you first-in-industry installment payments that let you Fly Now and Pay Later.

We’re happy to report that’s monthly payment option (which lets you pay over 3, 6 or 12 months*) has been well received. The top 10 domestic destinations you’ve traveled to with monthly payments:

Top Domestic Destinations

  1. Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  2. Orlando, FL
  3. Las Vegas, NV
  4. New York, NY
  5. Los Angeles, CA
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. Atlanta, GA
  8. Dallas / Ft. Worth, TX
  9. Seattle, WA
  10. Denver, CO

On average, travelers purchased those domestic flights 47 days in advance, or right around 1.5 months before the date of departure. The top domestic destinations correlate closely with our top selling domestic markets overall.

Travelers’ favorite international destinations purchased with monthly payments since the launch:

Top International Destinations

  1. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  2. Cancun, Mexico
  3. Montego Bay, Jamaica
  4. London, United Kingdom
  5. Manila, Philippines
  6. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  7. Mexico City, Mexico
  8. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  9. Paris, France
  10. Havana, Cuba

On average, travelers buying international flights with monthly payments purchased those airline tickets 74 days in advance, or about 2.5 months in advance of the departure date. Buying flights in advance with monthly payments (before the flight cost goes up) is a great way to save money!

The bulk of international flights are to traditionally warm-weather/beach destinations as well as markets in which many Americans have family to visit. Paris and London, two top European cities for American visitors are also in the top 10.

monthly payments for flights

To buy a flight with monthly payments, simply choose “monthly payments” at checkout. You’ll be redirected to our lending partner, Affirm, where you’ll go through a real-time approval that takes just a few minutes. You provide your full name, mobile number, email address, date of birth, and the last four digits of your social security number. You then find out if you qualify for monthly payments and can quickly complete your flight purchase!

For purchases of $100.00 or more, you’ll generally see three loan term options (3, 6, or 12 months), exactly how much your monthly payment will be under each option, and your interest rate (*rates from 10-30% APR based on creditworthiness). That’s all you need to do to buy travel now and make easy, budget-friendly payments.

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  1. I need two tickets for Cali Colombia I would like to go on vacation two weeks with my 14 year old son and I would like to pay it monthly thanks

  2. I have 6 kids we trying fly to Arkansas we are in California me and my 6 kids we trying go back from California to Arkansas and my child got sick and we stuck in the hospital and school already start helpme find good deal..thank you

    • Hi Sofia, Try looking at flights on Southwest. They usually have the best prices – if you’re looking for the fastest way back the fares are not going to be bargain priced (if you’re looking to buy for the next week or so).

  3. I have 6 kids we trying fly to Arkansas we are in California me and my 6 kids we trying go back from California to Arkansas and my child got sick and we stuck in the hospital and school already start helpme find good deal..thank you

    • Consider booking and paying with our monthly payments option. It can get you home sooner and you can spread the cost of these tickets up to 12 months.

        • Hi Omaraj, Choose your flights and when you get to the checkout page, you’ll be given the option of choosing “monthly payments.” At that point, you’ll be taken through a short “approval” process with our financial partner, Affirm. Once you’ve been qualified through a short review, you’ll be able to check out.

  4. When will the Dec. 2018 prices for flights be posted and when would be the best time to buy them? I will need two round trip tickets from Richmond Va. to New Orleans, La. for Dec. 1, morning flight, returning Dec. 9th, after 12pm. Thanks so much for the information!

  5. can you book a flight going to saudi .. my husban need to go back on his work soon .. we cant afford for his ticket can y you help us thank you

    • Hi Jennylyn, What cities do you need to fly from and to? And do you need a one-way or round trip (return) ticket? Also, please let us know when he needs to fly.

  6. hi I have just got employed in CA and I am traveling from Lagos to CA and I promise to pay monthly thanks a lot

  7. Hi, what is the amount of usual monthly payment for 1200 US$ ticket to India from Toronto.
    I am planning to go for 1.5months

    • Hi Jay, You’ll have to go through the application process to find out. There are different options for the loan terms (3, 6 or 9 months) and the easiest way to find out is to simply go through the process. You can also reach out directly to our financial partner, They may be able to offer you a more concrete answer based on your individual circumstances.

  8. Hi ,
    Can I buy a ticket for my friend with buy now pay later option ? I’m the one who will pay it but my friend will fly

    • Hi Rosa, Yes. You can buy tickets for friends and family. The person who applies for the monthly payments is the person who will be responsible for making the installment payments. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  9. Hi I will like to buy a ticket from Pereira Colombia to Nyc. Can I buy it with the monthly pay? Even with bad credit?

    • Hi Joh, At the moment we only offer this service to customers who have a U.S. mailing address. You are far from the first guest to ask this question and we will certainly let everyone know when and if we are able to start taking monthly payment bookings from Canada.

  10. i am looking for a flight january 15, 2019 to the philippines and be back by february 7, 2019. If i chose to apply the fly now pay later plan, am i only going to pay once i come back to the US?

    • Hi Sam, You can if you pay with cryptocurrencies like BTC, BCH, LTC, Dash or Ethereum. Otherwise, you do have to have a United States bank account and address.

    • Hello. To pay with monthly payments we do require a US mailing address and bank account. We will let you know should that change!

    • Hi Cheryl, Please select flights and then go through the payment process. When you get to the payment screen, it will give you a “monthly payment” option at which time you can go through the process of getting approved for those tickets. Good luck to you!

  11. Klee said CheapAir has been “aggressive” about embracing payment alternatives to credit cards. The website also allows customers to pay with Bitcoin and cash through Western Union.

  12. Not commenting for any other reason than there are some really idiotic questions here and I’m wondering are they real? The article tells you the process and then you go online and get your tickets, why are people asking if they can get tickets? Are people really this dumb or are these bots, just so it seems like there are lots of comments

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