Continental Airlines Adds New Payment Options to Purchase Tickets on

Friday 29 October 2004 10:43 CET | News

Continental Airlines has implemented a new payment options for tickets purchased through the carriers Web site, Customers purchasing tickets on are now able to pay for tickets using a personal checking account, a pay later option, or cash.

Customers purchasing tickets at using the cash, check or pay later options before Dec. 31, 2004 will receive an electronic certificate valid for a five percent discount on a future Continental Airlines ticket. Customers in the United States paying with a personal check over the Internet can use First Data Corporations TeleCheck Internet Check Acceptance (ICA) service. By selecting Pay By Online Check, the customer provides information to authorize a debit from their checking account. The ICA service is fast, convenient and utilizes the same system that is used for automatic payroll deposits. Once a transaction is approved, a reservation confirmation e-mail is sent to the customer. Customers in the U.S. using the Bill Me Later service can make purchases without the use of a credit card and have the option to buy tickets immediately, but pay later. After selecting Bill Me Later when making a purchase, a reservation confirmation is sent via e-mail upon approval of a short application. A Bill Me Later invoice is then sent to the customer in the mail. Customers booking their flights at or with a Continental agent may take their reservation confirmation to any Western Union Agent location and submit cash payment for tickets within 24 hours. This service is available at more than 45,000 Western Union locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, 2,280 locations in the United Kingdom, and many other locations throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Caribbean.

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