Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Adria introduces cash payments for tickets

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Adria Airways will soon allow passengers to book tickets online and through its call centre that can be paid in cash. The service will initially be available to customers in Germany, and later in other countries as well, including Slovenia. For this purpose, the airline has partnered up with the payment provider Barzahlen. Customers will be able to book their ticket, after which they will receive a printable payment slip or text massage featuring a barrcode that can be scanned at any cashpoint, such as a supermarket. After paying in cash, they will receive their ticket. "Demand for cash payments among our passengers is quite high, especially for those who don’t have a credit card or don’t want to use it. Paying for a plane tickets at a supermarket is definitely an added value. Shortly, we’ll also add cash payments for tickets that are booked online. This way, we will combine the flexibility of online booking with the benefits of paying offline", Adria's CEO, Arno Schuster, said.

22 comments:

  1. Cash payments, 21st century...

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  2. Still can't pay for extra luggage online...

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  3. Good and innovative. Bravo Arno

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  4. Overall product of JP is still overpriced crap.

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  5. If you don't have a credit card or don't want to use it, you don't belong on a plane. My two cents.

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    1. Alen Šćuric PurgerSeptember 13, 2017 at 4:11 PM

      And what if you don't want your payment to be traced (buying it for mistress, business reason, secret travel...)?

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    2. Get a prepaid (almost) anonymous Visa/MasterCard...

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  6. Adria, the best airline in Ex-Yu.

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  7. Some airlines are moving away from cash for onboard purchases. Credit card only.

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    1. Agreed.

      I don't know if JP made a thorough analysis if the benefits of the new service outweigh its costs. If that is the case, then why do all competitors move into completely the opposite direction?

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    2. Payments are moving away from cash to Apple Pay and other smartphone solutions. Crypto currencies like bitcoin are here to stay. Cash focused economies will be left behind.

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  8. It's for the Germans. You guys do know that aprox. 80% of payments in Germany are made in cash, right?

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    1. 80%?
      Yes if in Slovenia it's 95% or more in cash.

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    2. Generally what I mean is the more developed a country is and the higher the income is, the more cashless payment methods are used. That is my own experience.

      I very highly doubt Germans pay more in cash than a Exyu country.

      I rather think the service " Barzahlen" (notice the German term?) works at least for JP or airline industry currently only for the German market or only German supermarkets or has similar limitations.

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  9. It's official stats. Google 'Germans pay in cash' and you'll find bunch of articles stating the number around 80%.

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    1. As long as there is no comparison to (many) other countries, that value has zero significance.

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    2. Jesus... here's one https://qzprod.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/share-of-payment-volume-made-in-cash_chartbuilder.png?w=1280

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  10. JP badly needs CASH!!!!!

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  11. Great platform for money laundering!

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  12. Nice copy from small Kosovo tour operators that had hard block seats on MUC PRN route (but from winter season they canceled that deal) and other Kosovo "virtual airline" tour operators who where using this option (Barzahlen and other cash apps/solutions since many many years. Very good option for more sales but late adoption and

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