You can book United flights now and pay later, but should you?

United Airlines is now offering travelers the option to book flights now and pay later with the travel finance service, Uplift.

The service’s main focus is making travel more attainable for some by offering monthly payment options when purchasing flights. Depending on your credit history, interest rates can range from 9% to 35.99%. When it comes to earning points and miles, Uplift claims that customers are still eligible to earn the typical points and miles that come with the respective credit card. For example, if you use The United Explorer card on a United booking that’s paid for by Uplift, you’ll still earn 2x miles on the purchase each time a payment is processed.

Using Uplift could be a great option if you have to take a last-minute emergency trip. And there are plenty of ways to earn points and miles every day that could ultimately lead to booking your dream vacation. As the old saying goes: “Good things come to those who wait”. In this case, don’t rush a trip that you’re not financially prepared for – focus on upping your points and miles game instead.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham