Airlines Warming Up To Alternative Payments

Every day, we're seeing a steady flow of hints that alternative payments are becoming a wee bit less .... well .... alternative.

This week, US Airways announced that it would start accepting PayPal for tickets. That news follows similar announcements from Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Midwest Air. Nothing shocking here, but airlines are hardly cutting-edge payment outfits. If they're warming up to alternative payments, there may be something there.