Apple Pay Takes Flight: JetBlue Is The First Airline To Accept Payments
JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) has become the first airline to accept Apple Pay at 35,000 feet, the company announced overnight.
Beginning next week, passengers will be able to use Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)'s Apple Pay to purchase food, beverages, amenities and upgrades onboard JetBlue flights.
JetBlue is starting with transcendental flights from New York’s JFK to airports in San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to USA Today. The airline will add additional flights beginning in March.
According to the report, JetBlue is also exchanging older payment terminals with iPad Minis that support credit card charges.
Apple Pay continues to gain steam, with the system accounting for two of every three dollars paid on contact-less payment systems according to the the company's quarterly earnings.
Apple stock is higher by 0.6 percent in pre-market trading on Tuesday to above $120 per share.
JetBlue is lower by 0.6 percent.
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