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Online Travel Agency CheapAir.com Now Accepts Bitcoin

CheapAir.com an online travel agency decides to broaden its digital currency acceptance because of high customer demand.

CheapAir.com announced today that it has become the world’s first online travel agency to accept Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash and Dash as payment for flight and hotel bookings. Already a leading merchant in the digital currency space, CheapAir has been accepting Bitcoin since 2013 and remains the only online travel agency in the U.S. that allows you to buy flights with Bitcoin.

Over the last 12-18 months, interest in digital currency has grown substantially, sparking the growth of a number of offshoot currencies. Many of these were developed to avoid or improve upon some of the shortcomings or challenges that have emerged with Bitcoin as the network has become stressed with higher transaction volumes. In different ways, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Dash all promise improved transacatability than their predecessor, with faster transaction times and/or lower fees.

CheapAir’s move to broaden its digital currency acceptance comes in response to customer demand. “Our cryptocurrency customers tend to be very vocal about what they want, something we appreciate very much,” said CEO Jeff Klee. “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.”

Klee acknowledged that accepting digital currency on behalf of airline and hotel suppliers who insist on being paid in fiat currency does have its challenges. But he noted that, with Bitcoin, CheapAir has already solved those challenges. “We already had the plumbing in place to make digital currency payments work seamlessly for our customers and suppliers. That made adding Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Dash a relatively minor endeavor for our development team, but a huge benefit for our crypto customers.”

As is true with any flight booking on CheapAir.com, purchases made with digital currency are protected by their unique Price Drop Payback™ protection, offering up to $100 back if airfares go down after your purchase.

To purchase your flights with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash or Dash, visit http://www.CheapAir.com.

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