Good news if you’re a cryptocurrency enthusiast and a traveler that uses CheapAir.com. The Calabasas, California-based service, which is well known in the community for their accepting of bitcoin payments has expanded their crypto-related reach by now accepting dogecoin and litecoin.
The company hinted at accepting the two digital currencies not terribly long ago on Twitter with the following tweet:
— CheapAir ✈ (@CheapAir) August 29, 2014
The service allows consumers to book flights, hotel rooms, car rentals, and even cruise trips rather easily, and for the cryptocurrency fanatics out there, that’s certainly a great thing.
And it’s been popular with customers. CheapAir bitcoin sales have exceeded $1.5 million USD, and they’re hoping to make their service even more popular by welcoming dogecoin and litecoin users.
“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,” says Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir.com. “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.”
Major competitor Expedia seems to only be sticking to bitcoin on this time, however, and only for hotel bookings at the moment. The company indicates they may expand bitcoin acceptance to flights and more in the future.
CheapAir.com was started in 1989 from Jeff Klee’s college dorm room, following a crash course in the airline industry. At the time, Klee was planning a backpacking trip throughout Europe and on a budget. Since then, the site has grown into a major resource for travelers on a budget.