Australia’s flagship airline Qantas is offering fly now, pay later flights to Bali after securing a deal with Zip.
The delayed payment arrangement company will allow Aussies to book flights to domestic and international destinations, including Bali and pay the total off in instalments after their holiday.
Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said that the airline’s agreement with Zip is the first “pay later” initiative for Qantas. However, rival airline Jetstar have been offering fly now, pay later through Afterpay since 2017.
“After two years of restricted travel Australians are making up for lost time. Domestic travel is back at pre-COVID levels while international travel is building back strongly to destinations like the US, Europe, Bali and Fiji,” Wirth said.
She added, “The option to buy now, pay later through Zip gives our customers more choice in how they pay for their flights.”
The partnership also allows members to accumulate Qantas points when making purchases through the payment platform.
“With Zip they can spread the cost over time choosing flexible repayments, and also earn Qantas Points on the payment as well as the flight itself.”
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“Being able to earn points on buy now, pay later purchases through Zip Rewards when shopping online or in store is something that will appeal to many of our members,” Wirth said.
“While our 14 million frequent flyers all have different spending habits and payment preferences, we know that financial services are one of the most popular ways to earn points. Being able to earn points on buy now, pay later purchases through Zip Rewards when shopping online or in store is something that will appeal to many of our members.
“We know that Australians love Qantas Points, so we’re continuing to develop new partnerships like this one with Zip to give our frequent flyers more ways to earn points. It helps keep members engaged in the program and ultimately drives value for our business.
To book a Qantas flight with Zip Payment, simply select your flight as usually through the Qantas website, and choose ‘Zip’ when you arrive at the payment page.
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