CheapAir Travel Agency Starts Using BTCPayServer For Bitcoin Payments
The online travel agency CheapAir will start accepting Bitcoin payments again after Coinbase decided to shut down its merchant solution earlier this year. In order to accept crypto payments once again, the company had to make a partnership with BTCPayServer, an important payment processor in the market.
CheapAir Supports Cryptocurrencies
CheapAir is supporting the crypto ecosystem by allowing its customers to buy plane tickets and hotels using the famous virtual currency. According to a blog post written by CheapAir’s CEO, Jeff Klee, the company has been working with BTCPayServer to process bitcoin payments once again.
Mr. Klee said that he is very grateful to the community and for the feedback received. At the same time, he explained that it was necessary to search for a new payments processor.
He wrote on the matter:
“I cannot tell you how grateful I am for the overwhelming amount of thoughtful feedback we received. We went into the process thinking we were on a desperate quest to find a new processor. But thanks to many of you, we came out of it realizing we don’t need a processor at all.”
The company has been working during the last months testing an open source Bitcoin payment processor which is known as BTCPayServer. Of course, the task was not easy and an important engineering work was required to create the flow and turn crypto from dollars for airlines and hotels.
Coinbase decided to shut down its Coinbase Merchant Tools to allow the new Coinbase Commerce to expand. And indeed, this decision has affected not only CheapAir but also other companies in the market.
— CheapAir ✈ (@CheapAir) July 13, 2018
According to CheapAir’s CEO, the company will be working more efficiently with this latest implementation. They found this change very positive for the business because they are able to handle in a better way, occasional anomalies that are inherent in the crypto commerce.
Additionally, CheapAir accepted cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), and Dash (DASH).
“Besides moving to BTCPayServer, we have also set up a dedicated support team just for crypto customers, so if you need help you can reach someone who is familiar with and understands how crypto works,” reads the blog post.
There are different airlines like Star Jets International accepting virtual currency payments. In the past, the Polish national airline, LOT, accepted Bitcoin payments as well.