Spirit Airlines Offers BNPL on Airfare

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Spirit Airlines and Uplift, a buy now, pay later (BNPL) solution, are partnering to provide consumers with the ability to pay for flights in installments, according to a press release Wednesday (June 1).

The offer comes as Spirit tries to provide “customizable travel options” for guests, according to Rana Ghosh, vice president of omnichannel sales at Spirit Airlines.

Uplift is integrated into Spirit’s platform, providing a frictionless experience for guests using BNPL options. The release noted that with Uplift, “there are no fees,” including late fees or prepayment penalties.

The promotion will be available for purchases as low as $49 one-way and for three-month terms, and is available until June 15. The release said guests will be able to book “today and fly as soon as tomorrow,” even before they finish making their payments.

“Spirit is committed to delivering the best value in the sky, and we are the leader in providing customizable travel options for our Guests,” Ghosh said. “It’s great to also provide interest-free payment options with Uplift so our Guests gain even more flexibility as they connect with friends and family and create new memories this summer and beyond.”

Meanwhile, Tom Botts, Uplift chief commercial officer, said Spirit was an “early adopted and partner,” to the company’s benefit.

BNPL has been debuted in a number of industries and has even been used to help pay for auto parts and other such things, PYMNTS wrote.

See also: BNPL Reduces the Stress of Paying for Auto Repair

Workers with Momentum BMW said that customers had been declining auto repairs, often due to the costs. The company decided the best way to combat that was to add BNPL offerings for parts, service and collision repairs, which saw the decline rate fall from roughly 22% to 13%.

According to Momentum, this added a new level of ease and flexibility to everything and helped them close more sales. Collision repairs could be done with BNPL through paying the deductible on a job paid by insurance, the report noted.