Why Book Flights With Alternative Airlines in 2021
written by Avalon Harris-Trussell
Alternative Travel Tips
If you’re new to Alternative Airlines, then prepare to be excited — because you’re about to discover a much easier, simpler and more convenient way to book your flights online.
Not only can you search for flights from a greater number of airlines (over 600!), you can easily customise your booking to meet your needs, then checkout using your preferred payment method (including ‘buy now, pay later’ payment instalment options!). And if you have any questions at any point, our expert Customer Service Team is always on hand to help.
But these are just some of the reasons why our customers return time and time again to book their flights through Alternative Airlines. In this blog, you can find out more about them all — and discover why Alternative Airlines needs to become your new go-to flight booking site.
Reasons to book your flights with Alternative Airlines
1) Choose from over 600 airlines
We ticket over 600 global airlines, including all major national flag carriers as well as many smaller airlines flying to remote locations in countries around the world. So, whether you’re flying to a popular destination or to somewhere off the beaten track, you can easily compare hundreds of airlines to find the right flights for you.
Domestic flights in the US, Canada, or Australia? — check ✅
Flights to or around Europe or Asia? — check ✅
Flights to remote destinations in South America or Africa? — check ✅
Alternative Airlines also makes it simpler to book multiple flights (including transfers and onward connections!) all at the same time online. No matter where you want to go, nor how complex your itinerary, Alternative Airlines can help you book all your flights with ease.
2) Fantastic customer service
Because customer service is at the heart of what we do, our Customer Service Team offers unparalleled customer support. Our goal is to ensure that all our customers feel confident when booking flights and have everything they need both pre and post-booking.
Unlike many other flight search sites, Alternative Airlines won’t send you anywhere else to complete your booking. We handle all of the payments and e-tickets ourselves! This means that you can easily manage all of your flight bookings in one place. And if you have any questions about any of your flights, you can rely on the expertise of our Customer Service Team.
3) Over 40 ways to pay
Alternative Airlines is all about providing greater choice. No matter where in the world you’re booking from, nor where you want to fly to, we believe that you should be able to pay in the way you want. That’s why you can search and book flights in any of the 160 localised currencies that we offer and checkout using any of our 40+ ways to pay. As well as traditional debit and credit card payments, our payment options include: PayPal, ‘buy now, pay later’ payment instalment options (more on that soon!), e-wallets, direct bank transfer and even Cryptocurrency.
When you book directly through an airline, you’ll usually only be presented with one or two ways to pay at checkout. But by booking through Alternative Airlines, you can pay the way you prefer.
4) Book flights now, pay later
Looking for payment flexibility when booking your flights? Through Alternative Airlines, you can complete your booking today and spread the cost of your airfare over time. We offer a number of longer and shorter-term ‘buy now, pay later’ (BNPL) payment plan options, so that you can choose a plan which is right for you. Our installment options include: Afterpay, Zip, Klarna and Affirm, among others.
So, there’s no need to miss out on that weekend break or dream vacation — our BNPL payment options make booking flights a breeze. You can lock-in today’s prices and be assured that your flights are confirmed, but without the pressure of having to pay the full amount upfront.
The payment plan options available depend on the country in which you reside.
Find out more about all our payment plan options, along with the terms and conditions.
5) An easier flight search
‘Easy’ is our middle name. We’ve carefully considered every stage of the flight booking process to ensure that you’re able to find and book the exact flights that you want, based on your requirements.
When searching for flights, you can apply one of our filters to only view the flights and/or airlines available based on your preferences. As well as filtering the search results based on the cheapest flights, you can also sort your flight results by: the fastest journey time, the departure time (morning, afternoon, evening) and the number of stops, as well as lots of other options.
Top Tip: If you can be flexible with your travel dates, use our Best Fare Finder calendar when choosing your departure and arrival dates to find the cheapest day to fly.
6) Book seats, bags & more
When it comes to buying flights, we understand that choosing the right seat and ensuring that you have the amount of the baggage that you need is just as important as anything else. That's why (unlike most other travel agencies) for the majority of the airlines that we offer you can pre-book seats and baggage at the time of booking.
As well as making it simple to add additional baggage when booking your flights (potentially saving you higher excess baggage fees at the airport!), you can also add Lost Baggage Protection — an insurance option which allows you to claim compensation if your airline loses track of your baggage for 96 hours or longer.
We’ve also developed our own easier-to-use seat selection tool, so that you can see the seating configuration within the aircraft and choose the exact seats that you want. So whether you prefer the window, middle, or aisle seat, or prefer the front or back of the cabin, with Alternative Airlines you can be confident that when you fly you’ll be as comfortable as possible in your chosen seat.
Adding additional baggage and seat selection at the time of booking is available depending on the airline.
The best site to book flights in 2021?
Whether you’re booking domestic flights for your 2021 staycation, or are looking ahead to book flights for your vacation abroad next year, here at Alternative Airlines we understand that there are additional considerations that will be important to you when booking flights at the moment. So below are some more ways that (in addition to the above) we can help you book your flights in confidence, despite the challenges of COVID-19.
Add Cancellation Protection
Cancellation Protection can be added to all flight bookings made through Alternative Airlines, and entitles you to a refund if you need to cancel your flights for a number of unforeseen circumstances. Cancellation Protection offers you greater peace of mind during these uncertain times.
Compare each airline’s cleaning and safety measures
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, we introduced a new feature in 2020 to display the cleaning and safety measures of each airline in our flight search results. This means that you can check and compare the safety measures of each airline before you book and be reassured that you’ll feel as safe as possible when you fly.
For more COVID-19 travel advice and FAQs, visit our Coronavirus travel advice page.
Alternative Airlines reviews
What our customers have to say about Alternative Airlines
So you’ve read why we think Alternative Airlines is the best flight booking site. But don’t just take our word for it — here are just a few of the latest reviews from our customers.
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“The process was very easy and super fast. A much easier way to get our tickets without having to pay all at once” - Alternative Airlines Customer, 14th August 2021
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“The site was easy to use and loved being able to pay for my trip in installments!” - Alternative Airlines Customer, 5th August 2021
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“Great site, easy to navigate and I LOVE that I can use different payment options! I used Sezzle so that I can break the payment of the ticket into 4” - Alternative Airlines Customer, 23rd July 2021