Southwest Airlines Partners with Uplift to Offer “Buy Now, Pay Later” Option
Southwest Airlines announced today a new partnership with Uplift. Customers can now book their Southwest Airlines flights to more than 100 U.S. and international destinations while using Uplift’s flexible payment options to pay over time for their travel.
Using Uplift as a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) payment option gives Southwest® customers the freedom to book trips when they are ready, and spread the cost over a series of affordable monthly payments. Uplift is seamlessly integrated into the Southwest.com booking process. Customers will see the total cost of their trip at the time of booking along with the monthly payment amount.
Southwest Airlines is the latest major airline to partner with Uplift, joining 15 other airline partners. Uplift already had an existing partnership with Southwest Vacations.
“Southwest Customers are eager to fly again, and our expanding partnership with Uplift will help open up the possibilities of affordable travel to even more people, just in time for the summer vacation season and beyond,” said Jonathan Clarkson, Managing Director of Loyalty, Partnerships, and Products for Southwest Airlines. “Customer loyalty is extremely important to Southwest Airlines, making Uplift a great partner to help support our business objectives.”
Uplift’s flexible payment options are available for purchases as low as $100. For example, instead of paying $300 upfront for airfare, a customer can book their flight today with $0 down and travel anytime, and spread the cost of their trip over 11 monthly payments of $29 each. A down payment may be required. Actual terms are based on the Customer’s credit score and other factors. Not everyone is eligible, and some states are not served, including Iowa and West Virginia. All loans offered through Uplift on Southwest.com are issued by CBW Bank, Member FDIC.