CheapAir.com has announced that it has hit over $1.5 million in Bitcoin sales on flights, hotels, and Amtrak bookings. CheapAir.com is the second traditional e-commerce company that has completed over $1.5 million in sales after Overstock.com. Overstock.com hit $1.6 million in May.
CheapAir.com became the first U.S. online travel agency to accept Bitcoin in November 2013. Seven months later, it hit the $1.5 million mark. The Bitcoin transactions are managed by Coinbase.
?If our customers have a need, we?ll go to great lengths to come up with a solution.? said Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir. ?In this case, that meant finding a way to accept bitcoin payments for airline and hotel transactions that traditionally were only done with cash or credit card. We appreciate how easy Coinbase made it for us to do so. In retrospect, it was one of the best decisions we?ve made for our business and our customers.?
To celebrate the milestone, CheapAir.com is offering one Bitcoin user a free trip to London to attend the Inside Bitcoins: The Business of the Cryptocurrency World conference. Contestants that are interested must tweet @CheapAir with the hashtag #LondonBTC.