I’m not a big fan of the “X accepts bitcoin” type of post but this one is near and dear to my heart – and actually interesting. LOT Polish airlines, the official Polish air carrier, is now accepting bitcoin. What does that mean? It means that you’ll soon be able to pay BTC to go to KRK.
The transactions are being handled by Adyen and BitPay. Interestingly, Poland is a leader in payments with a number of clever smaller banks offering more NFC and bitcoin payment options than anywhere else in Europe.
In a fairly tortured press release, Jiri Marek, LOT Sales and Distribution Executive Director, said:
￼”We are open for every need of every single client. We go for innovations thanks to which their journey is even more comfortable and pleasant not only on board, but also much earlier – at the stage of buying the ticket. Many of them do the shopping online, including plane tickets. It’s just the matter of time when payments with the online currency will become as popular as using credit cards today. We notice this potential, which is why we are one of the first airlines in the world to give its passengers the possibility of paying with Bitcoins as early as today.”
airBaltic and Air Lituanica are also accepting bitcoin but LOT is the first major carrier to do so in Europa Centralna. Hopefully soon we can pay for our Tyskie in Satoshis.