Using a credit card to pay for in-flight purchases such as meals and beverages isn’t new. It’s been in use by airlines for over five years.
But up until now, owners of the iPhone 6 models have only been able to use the phones’ ApplePay mobile payment system at land-based merchants whose card readers work with that payment system.
This week, JetBlue announced that it will be the first U.S. airline to accept ApplePay on board its aircraft.
This is how it will work.
As this USA Today video shows, JetBlue flight attendants will have use specially designed iPad Mini tablets that will allow passengers to make their in-flight purchases with Apple Pay or traditional credit (and presumably debit) cards.
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And if want a cuppa joe because your flight is delayed or cancelled, you can use ApplePay at a Starbucks airport location if you’ve got the Starbucks app on your iPhone.