Over the last years Paypal has firmly established itself as a mainstream online payment provider with millions of users worldwide. An increasing number of international airlines allow Paypal to be used for flight ticket payments.
Many people prefer paying by Paypal for convenience and security as they often do not have to fill any credit card details directly online during the transaction.
Here are a few things to bear in mind when using Paypal for flights:
*Be aware that some airlines can have various restrictions for making Paypal payments. Paypal may only be available for residents of certain countries or for payments in specific currencies.
*When considering Paypal as a form of payment do check the fee the airline charges – and compare this to other forms of payment that may be available.
*Using Paypal it is possible to make the payment via a credit card, debit card, bank transfer or using any positive balance in your account.
*Do remember that paying by credit card in most countries offers a higher degree of consumer protection should the airline or travel company go bankrupt. For example, in the UK paying by credit card for goods priced £100 to £30,000 makes the retailer and card company jointly liable.
Paypal Airlines List 2017
At AirTravelGenius.com we’ve published the Paypal airlines list annually since 2008. The list is newly updated for 2017 and is currently 52 airlines. The latest additions are Amaszonas, Kenya Airways, StarPerú, TAAG, Thai Airways and T’way. The list is in alphabetical order:
01. Aeromexico (Mexico)
02. Air Asia (Malaysia)
03. Air Baltic (Latvia)
04. Air Berlin (Germany)
05. Air China (China)
06. Air France (France)
07. Alitalia (Italy)
08. Amaszonas (Bolivia)
09. American Airlines (USA)
10. Blue Air (Romania)
11. British Airways (UK)
12. Brussels Airlines (Belgium)
13. Cebu Pacific Air (Philippines)
14. China Airlines (Taiwan)
15. China Eastern Airlines (China)
16. China Southern Airlines (China)
17. Delta Airlines (USA)
18. El Al (Israel)
19. Emirates (UAE)
20. Etihad (UAE)
21. Eurowings/Germanwings (Germany)
22. Flybe (UK)
23. GOL Airlines (Brazil)
24. Hainan Airlines (China)
25. Iberia (Spain)
26. Jet 2 (UK)
27. JetBlue (USA)
28. Jetstar (Australia)
29. Kenya Airways (Kenya)
30. KLM (Netherlands)
31. LAN (Chile)
32. LOT Polish Airlines (Poland)
33. Lufthansa (Germany)
34. Malaysia Airlines (Malaysia)
35. Monarch Airlines (UK)
36. Qatar Airways (Qatar)
37. Royal Jordanian (Jordan)
38. Ryanair (Ireland)
39. South African Airways (South Africa)
40. Singapore Airlines (Singapore)
41. Southwest Airlines (USA)
42. StarPerú (Peru)
43. T’Way Air (South Korea)
44. TAAG (Angola)
45. TAP Portugal (Portugal)
46. Thai Airways (Thailand)
47. Transavia (Netherlands)
48. United Airlines (USA)
49. Vietnam Airlines (Vietnam)
50. Virgin Australia (Australia)
51. Volaris (Mexico)
52. Vueling (Spain)
Restrictions: Air Asia – direct debit in AUD only American Airlines – USA/Canada/UK only Delta Airlines – USA only Emirates – AUD/EUR/GBP/USD only Jet 2 – GBP/EUR only KLM – Canada/Mexico/USA only, mobile site 30 countries Malaysia Airlines – only on MHmobile site Monarch Airlines – GBP/EUR only South African Airways - travel from Australia/Brazil/Europe/NZ/UK/USA Disclaimer: list is subject to change and cannot be guaranteed
Most of the major airlines in the US and Europe are now taking Paypal payments. Major travel agent sites such as Hotwire can also accept Paypal for flight bookings. Use of Paypal by Middle-Eastern and Asian airlines is also slowly growing.
In Australia we note the continued absence of Qantas. However, Australian travel agents Webjet, Jetabroad and Flight Centre have long accepted Paypal for domestic and international flight bookings.
If you know of any other airline that we may have missed please drop us a line! Thanks to reader Joachim (03-17) for contributing to the updated list.