JetBlue becomes first airline to accept Apple Pay at 35,000 feet

“Starting next week, passengers on select JetBlue Airways flights can use Apple Pay on their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets to buy food, drinks and certain onboard amenities when the plane reaches cruising altitude,” Edward C. Baig reports for USA Today. “You’ll be able to upgrade to available premium seats, too.”

“JetBlue is the first airline to accept Apple Pay at 35,000 feet. It almost certainly won’t be the last,” Baig reports. “‘Somebody else doing it always puts pressure on the other guy,’ says Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president for Internet software and services.”

“Paying for stuff on planes can be difficult for the passenger sitting in a cramped seat who is trying to pull a credit card out of their wallet or fumbling with a purse that’s under the seat or in an overhead bin. Apple Pay promises an easier experience,” Baig reports. “‘The sky is definitely not the limit when it comes to mobile payments with Apple Pay,’ says Marty St. George, a senior vice president at JetBlue.”

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  1. This, along with Wi-Fi in airplanes, just goes to show us how the whole “all wireless communication devices must be powered off for the safety of the airplane” was all a big lie.

    1. Crabapple hereby judges Randy to understand the following maxim.
      In the business of unknowns, an unknown is not a lie until it has become known.
      A known known is a lie if contradicts its own known.
      ipso facto, asking for a device to be switched off because the unknown might prove to be fatal or not, is a reasonable request as long as that particular unknown remains unknown.
      Now that that unknown has become known, the advice has been altered accordingly and now rings true to the known unknown.

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