Alaska Airlines Introduces Tap to Pay on iPhone for Inflight Purchases
Seattle, Washington - Alaska Airlines is set to revolutionize the inflight payment experience by becoming the first airline to offer Tap to Pay on iPhone. This innovative feature will allow passengers to pay for their inflight purchases, such as alcoholic beverages and snack packs, with a simple tap using their iPhone, Apple Watch, or other contactless payment methods.Advertising
Seamless and Secure Payment Process
The new payment system, developed in partnership with Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for businesses, utilizes Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Passengers can simply hold their iPhone, Apple Watch, or contactless credit or debit card near the flight attendant's iPhone to complete the transaction securely and effortlessly.
Enhancing Inflight Service with Technology
Alaska Airlines flight attendants use iPhones onboard to manage seating, deliver pre-ordered meals, offer elite chocolates, and take snack and alcohol orders. The introduction of Tap to Pay on iPhone is a part of the airline's commitment to innovation and enhancing the guest experience.
Charu Jain, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Merchandising at Alaska Airlines, expressed pride in partnering with Stripe to bring this technology to flight, emphasizing the airline's focus on providing a seamless and caring experience for its guests.
Rollout and Availability
Tap to Pay on iPhone is currently being rolled out on select flights and is expected to be available across Alaska Airlines' fleet in the coming months.
Pre-Ordering Meals Made Easy
In addition to Tap to Pay, Alaska Airlines continues to offer the option to pre-order meals at least 20 hours before the flight. Passengers can view the latest menu and make their pre-order selections through the Alaska Airlines app, ensuring a touch-free transaction onboard.
Alaska Airlines' introduction of Tap to Pay on iPhone for inflight purchases represents a significant step in enhancing the convenience and efficiency of the travel experience. This innovation, along with the pre-order meal system, demonstrates the airline's commitment to offering a seamless journey from airport lobbies to the aisles of its aircraft. For more information, visit Alaska Airlines' website.