CALABASAS, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CheapAir.com® announced today that the online travel agency now accepts Litecoin and Dogecoin in addition to Bitcoin, and has launched a dedicated e-support line staffed by CheapAir Travel Advisors for digital currency travel advice and questions.
In November 2013, CheapAir® became the first U.S. online travel agency to accept Bitcoin, and later, the first to let travelers book hotel rooms and Amtrak train seats with the cryptocurrency. Since then, CheapAir Bitcoin sales have exceeded $1.5 million. The addition of Litecoin and Dogecoin expands the payment options for cryptocurrency enthusiasts.
"We try to make travel as easy as possible for customers, and letting people pay the way they want to pay is a big part of that," said Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir. "Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin represent promising technologies that can make transacting online faster, easier, less expensive, and more secure. We admire cryptocurrency early adopters and we're thrilled to support them."
Although Bitcoin is still the most widely-known cryptocurrency, Litecoin and Dogecoin have both gained significant momentum. Like Bitcoin, they are peer-to-peer, open source cryptocurrencies and offer similar benefits including strong security, low transaction fees and fast international payments.
Customers who purchase hotels, flights and trains using Litecoin or Dogecoin enjoy all the benefits of booking with CheapAir. Travelers can mix-and-match™ flights from multiple airlines to create tens of thousands of possible itineraries. Litecoin and Dogecoin purchases are also backed by CheapAir's Price Drop Payback™, the one-of-a-kind price guarantee that gives customers up to $100 in travel credit if their flight fare drops after purchase.
For dedicated support from digital currency travel specialists, CheapAir customers can now contact [email protected].
To book travel with Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin, visit www.CheapAir.com
Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, CheapAir.com is powered by a team of 50 travel enthusiasts who use cutting edge technology and superior customer service to radically simplify the way people shop for travel deals. Our proprietary airfare shopping engine does all the work for you, using a patented algorithm that scours the web for the lowest prices on the planet. We show you fares and flight options in a simple, easy to navigate site with all the best flight amenities to bring some joy to your trip planning. For expert travel advice, deals and inspiration connect with CheapAir on Facebook , CheapAir on G+ or CheapAir on Twitter.
CEO Jeff Klee started CheapAir in 1989 from his college dorm room after getting a crash course in the airline industry while planning a backpacking trip through Europe on a student's budget. CheapAir.com still takes a creative approach to fare finding and, along with its sister company, Amtrav for Business Travelers, has helped over three million people buy plane tickets with confidence.