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The fact that payday hasn’t arrived yet shouldn’t mean that you have to miss out on snapping up a hot flight deal.
If you can come up with the cash by a deadline (so you don't pay interest), these websites will let you book for free, or with a small fee/deposit, to let you secure that layby flight.
It's no secret that holidays can put a dent in your wallet and if you have to borrow money with interest attached to pay for it when the price is right, that's extra cash you could be spending on a mojito on the beach. Flight Centre has the answer.
It's called the Hold This Price option and lets you secure the price of your flights for up to two days so you can figure out your finances/annual leave/group situation before committing to purchasing your ticket.
While it doesn't have a layby option so to speak, the airline does offer a generous fare-hold period. Seven days to be exact. That's enough time to convince the crew to go on a well-deserved, don't you think?
Any budget flyer will know that Jetstar constantly tempts us to impulsively purchase a cheap-as-chips flight, but if you’re unsure whether it’ll work out or not, the carrier’s Price Lock guarantee can bring you peace of mind.
Although offering a lay-by option, Student Flights does limit the airlines to just a few and doesn't offer the service on domestic flights. You'll also need to be a full-time student or younger than 26 to take advantage.
When it comes to book-now pay-later options, Qantas has some of the best. This option is available on select flights from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. These flights include domestic Flex, Business and Jetstar Max flights and select inter
Tempting Tigerair fares can often be met with impulse purchases that are left unfulfilled. Tigerair's fare freeze lets you lock-in a flight price for up to 48-hours to give you the time to confirm your travels with friends.
Sometimes you want to lock in the price before you can secure the funds. Luckily, South African Airways lets you lock in a fare and take up to three days to pay for it. It may not sound like much, but can be just enough time if you're waiting for a transfer from another account.
Even if you don't fit the bill STA is targeting, you can still buy flights for a good price. If you're not ready to pay for your adventure upfront, STA's layby program gives you the chance to delay most of the payment until eight weeks before you fly off.
|Company||Required deposit or fee||Interest-free/Cancellation period||Terms|
|Flight Centre||$99 annual fee||6-9 months||Available for holiday purchases of $999 or more. Credit approval required.|
|Virgin Australia||$15 fee to hold for two days||2 days||Available on domestic flights booked at least 14 days in advance.|
|Hawaiian Airlines||$6-$11 fee depending on route||3-7 days||Fee holds the fare for 3-7 days before payment is required.|
|Qatar||Varies||3 days||Must be booked at least four days prior to departure with 72 from the time of booking to pay.|
|Jetstar||$10 fee for Afterpay||8 weeks||Limited to domestic flight bookings between $200-$1,000.|
|Student Flights||$100 deposit||60 days||Available on Black Market flights only booked at least 60 days in advance.|
|Qantas||$25 deposit||Varies by flight||Available on select flights. Payment due date varies and is noted when making the booking.|
|Tigerair||$0||None, but $6 monthly fee applies||Must pay zippay instalments of at least $40 per month plus a $6 account fee.|
|South African Airways||$0||None||Available on select bookings only.|
|AirAsia||$0-$99||6 months||Must pay instalments of at least $40 per month plus a $6 account fee. Establishment fee may apply.|
|STA Travel||$99||Up to 10 weeks before departure.||Must have flight paid in full no less than 10 weeks prior to departure.|
Yes, but this depends on the terms (outlines above) for each company. Some, like Afterpay, are paid off in four instalments, where others are paid monthly until departure.
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