JetBlue Takes Apple Pay to the Skies

Want to buy inflight drinks with your iPhone? JetBlue is about to make that happen. The airline plans to start supporting Apple Pay for inflight purchases next week including food, drinks and seat upgrades, making it the first airline to embrace Apple's mobile payment platform.

JetBlue is the first airline to offer Apple Pay supportJetBlue is the first airline to offer Apple Pay support

At launch, passengers with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can use Apple Pay on flights, and once Apple Watch ships in April JetBlue will support that, too.

Flight attendants will use iPad minis with NFC-enabled cases to handle transactions. The airline said more than 3,500 inflight crew members will be getting iPad minis to process credit card payments as well as view passenger manifests and other flight data.

Later this year JetBlue plans to add ApplePay support to its iOS app for customers, too.