Your guide to booking travel now and paying for it later using Afterpay.
Afterpay is the payment option phenomenon that's been taking the Australian shopping world by storm. It's already been integrated across hundreds of online stores and is moving into the travel market quicker than you can say "interest-free".
It's already teamed up with Jetstar to allow travellers more flexibility when booking low-cost flights and no doubt will be rolled out across many other travel retailers soon including airlines, hotels, tours, car hire and more.
Which travel retailers offer Afterpay?
Jetstar is currently the only travel retailer offering Afterpay as a payment option. The partnership began on 13 September 2017 as a pilot program to test the market. Once complete, we'll likely see many more airlines and travel retailers jumping on the bandwagon.
We'll keep you updated as retailers are added to Afterpay's already extensive store list.
Which retailers already offer book now, pay later options like Afterpay?
Afterpay is not the only option available if you want to book your travel now and pay it off in time. Plenty of airlines, hotels and online travel agents provide lay-by options of their own. Some examples include:
What exactly is Afterpay?
In case you're not yet across it, Afterpay works similarly to an interest-free loan. It allows you to make purchases or bookings online and in-store and pay the cost of the purchase back in fortnightly instalments over eight weeks. The beauty of it is that you don't have to wait until you've completed your payments to call the item your own.
You'll need to set up an account to get started, but once you do, you can use Afterpay to buy everything from fashion to flights.