JetBlue Will Be First Airline to Accept Apple Pay

JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) has signed a deal to be the first airline that allows fliers to use Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Pay.

jetblue-apple-pay-jblu-aaplThe deal between JetBlue and Apple will allow passengers of flights to pay for drinks, food and other in-flight offers with Apple Pay. This will make it easier for fliers to buy items without having to search for their wallet or purse. It’ll likely become even easier once the Apple Watch launches in April, reports USA Today.

The ability to use Apple pay during JetBlue flights will start next week. However, it will be limited in what flights allow the service to be used. To accommodate Apple Pay users, the airline is replacing some of its old payment terminals with iPad minis that are equipped with an NFC case. This will also allow credit and debit cards to be used with the device, USA Today notes.

Apple Pay payments made on JetBlue flights will be processed with the Inflight Service Assistant iOS app. The app will give crew members of the flight information on the trip and on the passengers, reports Cnet.

JBLU and AAPL shares were up 1% as of Noon Tuesday.

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