With the ability to pay for your goods and services in so many different ways these days, it was only a matter of time before the tech giants figured out they are going to make lots of revenue from NFC mobile payments. Both Google and Apple have entered the field with numerous people signing up for the services for both parties. The latest firm to do so is JetBlue Airways.
Beginning next week, passengers on board selected JetBlue Airways flights will be able to use their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Pay to purchase food and drinks.
The payment service can even be used to upgrade seats during the flight. The new services will start on transcontinental flights between JFK in New York and airports in Los Angeles and San Francisco, with others airports set to come in the future.
JetBlue are beginning to update the in-flight payment systems that they currently use, and replace the old systems with FAA-approved iPad Minis that have NFC-capable cases.
According to a report from USA Today, the iPad Minis are also going to be able to accept credit cards as well as Apple Pay. This is so the passengers who do not have the newest iPhone can still make purchases in-flight
With the new Apple Watch debuting in April, future passengers will also be able to use it for payments, as the Apple Watch will also be NFC capable. Apple Pay accounts for $2 out of every $3 used by contactless payments for major U.S. credit cards since its launch in September 2014.
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SOURCE: Tom’s Guide