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In a groundbreaking move, Alaska Airlines is set to elevate the in-flight experience by introducing Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone for contactless in-flight purchases. This innovative feature transforms iPhones into convenient payment terminals, allowing passengers to make swift and secure transactions for a variety of amenities, from snacks to beverages.
Alaska Airlines is pioneering this advancement in aviation, marking a significant milestone as the first airline to adopt Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone. Partnering with Stripe, a leading financial infrastructure platform for businesses, the airline aims to enhance customer convenience and provide a seamless journey from start to finish.
With this cutting-edge technology, travelers on select Alaska Airlines flights can now make payments using various contactless methods, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, and contactless cards. The airline’s flight attendants will facilitate these transactions, offering passengers a hassle-free and efficient way to pay for in-flight services.
Originally announced by Apple in February 2022, Tap to Pay on iPhone has rapidly gained traction worldwide. This feature, designed to turn iPhones into versatile contactless payment terminals, has seen integration with multiple payment platforms such as Square and Stripe. Now, its implementation with Alaska Airlines signifies a leap forward in enhancing the travel experience.
Charu Jain, senior vice president of innovation and merchandising at Alaska Airlines, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration with Stripe and Apple, stating, “We’re constantly innovating to give our guests the most seamless and caring experience possible. We’re proud to partner with Stripe to be the first airline to bring Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone technology to flight.”
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Currently available on select flights, Tap to Pay on iPhone will soon roll out across Alaska Airlines’ entire fleet in the coming months. Passengers can look forward to using this feature for a range of in-flight services, including meals, snacks, and beverages, eliminating the need for traditional payment methods.