Airlines in developing countries have found creative ways to work around the rise in online bookings in regions where few travelers have the means to pay online.
In the Philippines, passengers who book a ticket online for a domestic flight with Philippine Airlines (PAL), and its low-cost subsidiary AirPhil Express, can now pay for their ticket using cash at over 750 7-Eleven retail outlets nationwide which are open 24/7.
The new scheme is designed for the large number of consumers in the Philippines who do not own a credit card and PAL says it wants to offer them the convenience to do their bookings online at home, office, internet cafe or via their mobile phone and then go the nearest 7-Eleven outlet in their neighborhood to make the payment.
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Photo credit: A 7-11 store at the port in Batangas, Philippines. Marge Bagsic / Flickr.com