Apple Pay heads aloft with JetBlue for in-flight purchases

jet blueApple Pay is trying to spread its wings by serving as a payment option on JetBlue flights.

Beginning in mid-February, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners who fly JetBlue will be able to use Apple Pay to buy items in flight, including food, drinks and even upgrades to better seats. To accept your Apple Pay payments, the airline is getting rid of its older payment terminals in exchange for NFC-enabled iPad Minis. The Minis can also accept traditional credit cards for passengers who don’t have Apple Pay.

Each iPad Mini will be loaded with an iOS app called the Inflight Service Assistant, according to JetBlue. That app will give crewmembers access to information both on passengers and the flight.  More