To enable Apple Pay in the air, JetBlue will deploy iPad minis and
NFC-enabled cases to more than 3,500 inflight crewmembers. In
addition to the cases with Apple Pay compatibility, each iPad mini
will be loaded with a custom-designed iOS app — The Inflight
Service Assistant — which will give inflight crewmembers access
to customer manifest and flight data to provide the best
experience possible to JetBlue customers.
Seems like a no-brainer for other airlines to follow. It’s a pain to fish out your wallet while sitting in an airplane, but your phone is often already in hand. Now imagine how much easier it’ll be if you’re wearing an Apple Watch.