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January 24, 2014, 07:00:22 PM
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What payment processor is CheapAir using?  It seems like they might have an in-house solution.
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January 24, 2014, 07:18:33 PM
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Great news, but it seems they only offer American domestic flights. I had sorry pop-up messages when checking for international flights.
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January 24, 2014, 09:45:11 PM
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They use coinbase API if my memory serves me correctly.  Pretty slick, I've used it twice so far.  Haven't done International flight but should be booking one in the coming months.. will report back if any issues.
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January 24, 2014, 09:53:10 PM
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Gotta be good news for Bitcoin Smiley

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January 25, 2014, 02:20:53 AM
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Great news! I fly a lot, so this may be useful.  Smiley
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January 25, 2014, 07:12:39 AM
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Try the link below for international fares.

https://btctrip.com/

I have checked them before and their fares are very competitive, using BTC, when checking an airline's site.

I do not live in the USA so CheapAir is not an option for me.
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January 25, 2014, 01:45:09 PM
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Try the link below for international fares.

https://btctrip.com/

I have checked them before and their fares are very competitive, using BTC, when checking an airline's site.

I do not live in the USA so CheapAir is not an option for me.

Thank you. I wasn't aware of this site.  Smiley
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January 25, 2014, 02:01:34 PM
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Now if only RyanAir and other cheap foreign airlines can do the same, I'd be set!
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January 25, 2014, 03:55:35 PM
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I wonder if Branson will accept them on Virgin Atlantic flights since you can buy a ticket to space on Virgin Galactic, but I guess that's more of a niche ticket so he can afford the gamble Grin.

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January 25, 2014, 03:58:50 PM
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I wonder if Branson will accept them on Virgin Atlantic flights since you can buy a ticket to space on Virgin Galactic, but I guess that's more of a niche ticket so he can afford the gamble Grin.

I'd bet it won't be long before he adopts it. It seems like the sort of thing he'd be interested in blazing a trail with.

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January 25, 2014, 04:03:18 PM
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I wonder if Branson will accept them on Virgin Atlantic flights since you can buy a ticket to space on Virgin Galactic, but I guess that's more of a niche ticket so he can afford the gamble Grin.

I'd bet it won't be long before he adopts it. It seems like the sort of thing he'd be interested in blazing a trail with.

Yeah, but he's got a board and other members to please. He only owns 51% of VA now.

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January 25, 2014, 06:12:23 PM
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I wonder if Branson will accept them on Virgin Atlantic flights since you can buy a ticket to space on Virgin Galactic, but I guess that's more of a niche ticket so he can afford the gamble Grin.

I'd bet it won't be long before he adopts it. It seems like the sort of thing he'd be interested in blazing a trail with.

Yeah, but he's got a board and other members to please. He only owns 51% of VA now.

Ah really. Didn't know that. Yeah I suppose it would take a lot of convincing. But the case studies from Tiger and Overstock can only help with that.

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February 01, 2014, 04:49:35 AM
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Just bought a roundtrip Kuala Lumpur to Chicago on cheapair using bitcoin.  Totally smooth, but the only thing i noticed was that they charged me $60 worth of btc over the USD price.  

edit: i bought it from the u.s.
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February 01, 2014, 06:43:47 AM
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Just bought a roundtrip Kuala Lumpur to Chicago on cheapair using bitcoin.  Totally smooth, but the only thing i noticed was that they charged me $60 worth of btc over the USD price.  

edit: i bought it from the u.s.

I have just checked it as well, and it seems I need to pay nearly 20% more using bitcoin. Sad
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February 01, 2014, 06:45:12 AM
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Just bought a roundtrip Kuala Lumpur to Chicago on cheapair using bitcoin.  Totally smooth, but the only thing i noticed was that they charged me $60 worth of btc over the USD price.  

edit: i bought it from the u.s.

I have just checked it as well, and it seems I need to pay nearly 20% more using bitcoin. Sad

Requires timing of the bitcoin price but I guess that is no consolation to someone wanting a flight asap
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February 01, 2014, 07:05:06 AM
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Just bought a roundtrip Kuala Lumpur to Chicago on cheapair using bitcoin.  Totally smooth, but the only thing i noticed was that they charged me $60 worth of btc over the USD price.  

edit: i bought it from the u.s.

I have just checked it as well, and it seems I need to pay nearly 20% more using bitcoin. Sad

Requires timing of the bitcoin price but I guess that is no consolation to someone wanting a flight asap

It seems the cheapair is using coinbase.
Can't it sell the bitcoin at the moment the tx get confirmed?
20% is huge Sad
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February 01, 2014, 07:32:39 AM
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Just bought a roundtrip Kuala Lumpur to Chicago on cheapair using bitcoin.  Totally smooth, but the only thing i noticed was that they charged me $60 worth of btc over the USD price. 

edit: i bought it from the u.s.

I have just checked it as well, and it seems I need to pay nearly 20% more using bitcoin. Sad

I hope you're comparing the BTC:USD conversion to BitStamp and not Gox.  Nobody seriously uses Gox for USD exchange rates.

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February 01, 2014, 08:13:56 AM
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Just bought a roundtrip Kuala Lumpur to Chicago on cheapair using bitcoin.  Totally smooth, but the only thing i noticed was that they charged me $60 worth of btc over the USD price.  

edit: i bought it from the u.s.

I have just checked it as well, and it seems I need to pay nearly 20% more using bitcoin. Sad

I hope you're comparing the BTC:USD conversion to BitStamp and not Gox.  Nobody seriously uses Gox for USD exchange rates.


Of course, I understand  mtgox USD rate is irrelevant unless the fiat withdrawal problem is solved.

EDIT: I re-checked my calculation, and found that I forgot to add the taxes and fees to the basic fare lol.
Sorry for my silly mistake. Tongue
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