Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners who have already fell in-love with Apple Pay will soon be able to use the contact-less payment feature on JetBlue flights. Starting as early as next week passengers on JetBlue flights will be able to use Apple Pay to pay for their food and drink, USA Today reported.
Passengers will now have the option to upgrade to a premium seat once in the air, if there are any premium seats available, and will be able to pay for the upgrade using the contact-less Apple Pay mobile payment service. There has been 3500 iPad minis with NFC-enabled cases issued to JetBlue staffs to handle the on-board payments, replacing the original payment terminals.
Customers still have the option to pay with their existing credit or debit cards, since the cases are also equipped to accept normal swipe payments. Eddy Cue, a spokesperson for Apple told USA Today that he believes that JetBlue’s decision to use Apple Pay will pave the way to other airlines adopting the service as well. “Somebody else doing it always puts pressure on the other guy.”