Life

This Company Lets You Pay For Your Flights Through Layaway

This is GENIUS.

If you’ve got a jar full of coins acting as your “travel fund,” it could take you a while to save up for that trip you’ve been dying to take. But, startup company Airfordable is working to make travel a little more affordable for everyone.

As Huffington Post reports, CEO Ama Marfo who first came up with the idea for the company while she was a student at Drexel University. Marfo was frustrated that she couldn’t afford the $2,000 flights to Ghana to see her family during breaks from school.

“I stayed in the dorm alone or with other international students who couldn’t go home. Because of this personal frustration, I set out to determine how to make travel more accessible,” she told the publication.

She teamed up with two other people to make her dream company a reality. And now, they allow you to pay for your flight costs in installed payments.

According to their website, they’ve already booked one million miles-worth of flights.

“We have a lot of students using Airfordable to travel home or for study abroad programs. While other users are planning travel based around life milestones such as destination weddings and family vacations. We are covering just about any travel need you can think of,” Marfo said.

This is how the process works: You find a flight you’d like to take and submit a screenshot of the itinerary details. Lock in your travel with an initial deposit, then make payments in installments before the departure date.

photo-1453825517242-1a1527bf0a39
raisedheroes/Unsplash

Once the payments have been processed, you’ll receive your boarding pass. Simple as that.

If you’ve got more questions that you’d like to have answered, check out the website’s FAQ page. They’ll fill you in on all of the details so you can finally make that dream vacation a reality!

According to TechCrunch, this is only the beginning for the company. They plan to expand into micro loans for hotel and vacation packages, too.