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Payment Options

Ethiopian offers a wide selection of online payment options for customers to buy their ticket online.
Here below are types of payment options which are available to make payment easier for our esteemed customers.

Can I 'Book & Hold' a reservation and pay later?
Yes, you can hold your reservation for 24 hours and pay later with credit card on Ethiopian airlines website or on the mobile application. Please note that the booking will be active only for 24 hours and it will be canceled afterwards.

Can I make payment online with my credit card for another person when I am not travelling myself?
For security reasons, the holder of the credit card may be contacted by email to verify the credit card used at the airport or at nearby Ethiopian ticket office for in person verification.

Online Credit card payment available to all destinations?
Yes, credit card payment is allowed from all Ethiopian destinations.

Which credit cards can be used for online booking?
You can pay with the following credit cards:
  • VISA Card
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Diners Club / Discover
  • JCB Card
  • China Union Pay
  • UATP

How can I make payment with a credit card on
Once you’re on the payment page, you’ll be required to enter several pieces of information to complete the payment.
  • Choose "Credit/Debit Card" as Your Payment Method
    There will sometimes be an option to choose the type of credit card you’re using, e.g. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or a store credit card. If your credit card processor isn’t listed in the box, the merchant doesn’t accept that type of credit card. You’ll have to use another type of credit.
  • Enter Your card details as it Appears on Your Credit/Debit Card
    Look at the credit card to verify that you’ve entered your name correctly. Then, enter your credit card information: the credit card number, expiration date, and security code. For Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, the three-digit security code will be printed at the back of the card after the credit/debit card number. The four-digit security code for American Express credit cards is printed on the front-right of the card, directly above the credit card number.
  • Submit the Payment
    Once you've ensured that everything is accurate, select the button to submit your order. If your card is enrolled for 3D Secure authentication you will be redirected to the issuing bank page and requested to enter additional information

After making booking online for how long my booking will stay without being cancelled?

For passengers selecting hold reservation and pay latter option the below ticket time table is applicable:-

If Departure time is

Booking will be cancelled after
Less than 48 hours12 hours
Between 48 and 72 hours24 hours
Between 72 hours and 3 month48 hours
Above 3 month3days

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