Southwest Airlines Co., the leading low-cost airline in the US, based in Dallas, Texas, has expanded its passenger ticket payment options by offering a “buy now pay later” option.
The payment option is the result of a collaboration between Southwest Airlines and a payment service provider with a buy now pay later concept from Menlo Park, California, Uplift.
That way, Southwest Airlines passengers can fly first without incurring any upfront costs, and only pay them afterward in installments according to their ability and the desired number of months.
However, Southwest Airlines is not the first airline to integrate Uplift’s buy now pay later service. Brian Barth, CEO of Uplift, said that there are 15 other airlines that have become Uplift’s partners.
“Our partnership with Uplift will help open up affordable travel possibilities to more people,” said Jonathan Clarkson, Managing Director of Loyalty, Partnerships, and Products for Southwest Airlines.