Philippine Airlines (PAL) and BillEase announced their joint “Fly Now, Pay Later” program, allowing customers to book airline tickets now and pay over time.
BillEase is a flexible alternative to credit cards and e-wallets. The app enables customers to apply for a point of sale loan and pay over 3, 6, 9, or 12 monthly installments.
The Buy Now Pay Later service is card-free and does not require customers to sign up for a credit or a debit card. Customers will know how much they will pay with an affordable interest rate and no hidden fees.
In the “Fly Now, Pay Later” program, PAL customers only need 1 valid ID when signing up and get approved in less than 5 minutes to complete their booking. Customers are shown the actual amounts including the exact date of installments and a disclosure statement before completing the purchase. The first installment is not due until 15 days or 30 days after the trip is booked.
The partnership is part of PAL’s evolution to offer more personalization when it comes to booking and to make every trip seamless and affordable for many Filipinos as many travelers feel more comfortable traveling again.
Booking tickets directly and paying via BillEase provides customers more control over their travel experience, adding more savings and benefits. For example, customers who use it can be eligible for exclusive deals such as 0% interest installment plans.
Today, flexible payments go a long way in reducing financial burdens and helping consumers financially afloat. Until recently, installments have been limited to the one offered by credit cards and with BillEase it’s now easier for uncarded and unbanked Filipinos to avail installment at the checkout.