CheapAir, the first airline online booking platform to accept cryptocurrency payments, accepts Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCH) on its platform. Over 4 million users set to benefit in booking cheap airlines and hotels following CheapAir’s partnership with Bitcoin.com.
CheapAir announced through an official press release the addition of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to its collection of crypto payments.
The partnership with BCH’s top development team, Bitcoin.com opens up an opportunity for over 4 million BCH wallets holders to find the best and affordable deals on flights and hotels across the world. Users will be able to access the booking service from their wallet apps directly.
For the past six years, Cheap Air has built its platform to accommodate cryptocurrency users, adding a number of coins including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Dash (DASH) to its platform. The company is the first U.S based online airline booking service to introduce cryptocurrency as a form of payment. The addition of more cryptocurrencies is expected following the success of Bitcoin so far – over $5 million USD transactions completed.
The founder and CEO of CheapAir, Jeff Klee, is a strong advocate for various methods of payment hence the push to add more cryptocurrencies on the platform.
“At CheapAir.com we’re big fans of Bitcoin and we believe people deserve the freedom to use whatever payment methods that fit their lifestyle and values,” said Jeff Klee, during his statement on addition of Bitcoin Cash.
He further praised Bitcoin.com (the new partner) for its efforts to build a loyal and standing Bitcoin community. He said,
“We wanted to partner with Bitcoin.com because of the great work they have done within the Bitcoin community, promoting crypto acceptance around the world. We value our crypto customers and support their efforts to build a more diverse and evolved financial system.”
The CEO of Bitcoin.com, Stefan Rust is equally excited on the partnership with CheapAir. On the official announcement, Rust said,
“Bitcoin.com is really excited to spread real world BCH adoption with CheapAir. Paying for flights and hotels with Bitcoin Cash has never been easier.”
Following complaints of increased fees on cryptocurrency payments, CheapAir switched its BTC payments service provider – BitPay – and picked BTCPayServer as their new service provider in May 2018. Since then a number of promotional services for cryptocurrency payments have been launched including the Price Drop Payback™.
This is a feature that allows users to get back up to $100 USD in cash backs if the airfare drops after paying.