JetBlue passengers will be allowing customers to purchase food and drinks in-flight using Apple Pay as early as next week, according to USA Today. The report also says that you will also be able to purchase any open premium seats after the flight has started.
Similar to Apple’s retail experience, flight attendants will be carrying iPad minis with NFC equipped cases. These cases will be able to accept normal credit and debit cards, and will be replacing current on board payment terminals.
Apple internet services chief Eddy Cue told USA Today that the move was likely to cause other airlines to follow suit:
“Somebody else doing it always puts pressure on the other guy,” says Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president for Internet software and services.
With the Apple Watch shipping in April, users will be able to take advantage of this in-flight payment system using their watch.