CheapAir, an American online travel agency announced that they would now accept Bitcoin Cash [BCH], Litecoin [LTC], and Dash [DASH] for booking flights and hotels. On 22nd November 2013, CheapAir became the first travel agency to accept Bitcoin for flight bookings.
According to the press release, the coins were added on customer demand and will ensure lower transaction fees and a faster transaction time. Using cryptocurrencies for bookings has its own challenges as their supplies demand money in fiat currency. CheapAir has ensured that all the problems they faced after adding Bitcoin are fixed, ensuring smooth transactions.
Jeff Klee, the CEO of CheapAir said:
“Over the last six months, we’ve seen a huge uptick in the number of customers requesting alternative currencies, so we’ve worked hard to integrate the three that were most requested.”
He further added that their customers were open about their demands, something that CheapAir appreciates.
Recently on 21st April, in a letter to their customers, the online travel agency said:
“We were recently informed by our processing partner, Coinbase, that they will no longer support “custodial” solutions for merchants….. removing a number of the tools and features that we rely on to accept Bitcoin from CheapAir.com shoppers. These changes are scheduled to occur in a matter of weeks.”
Coinbase was responsible for converting the Bitcoin into fiat currency. However, as they no longer provided them the services as CheapAir faced problems in accepting Bitcoin payments.
They also announced at the time that they would use BitPay as their processor and run tests for the addition of Bitcoin Cash, Dash, and Litecoin as a payment alternative.
Slickinfinity, a Redditor said:
“I use cheapair all the time and pay with cryptocurrency. Its easier than using my card.”
Another Redditor commented:
“Someone needs to tell them to accept Nano rather than a bunch of shitcoins.”
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