You’re reading the Apple Newsroom

Tap to Pay on iPhone expands to flights with Alaska Airlines

Tap to Pay on iPhone is set to expand to in-flight purchases with a first-of-its-kind adoption from Alaska Airlines, the air carrier has announced in a recent press release.

Alaska Airlines is taking advantage of Apple’s latest payment solution, which effectively turns all compatible iPhones into contactless payment terminals without the need for any additional hardware. With Tap to Pay, travelers will be able to purchase any in-flight amenities including snacks, meals, and drinks by using Apple Pay, Google Pay, or any other contactless debit or credit card. Payments are processed through iPhones used by Alaska Airlines’ flight attendants for other errands like seating and pre-ordered meal deliveries.

Apple first announced Tap to Pay on iPhone in February 2022 in the United States as a feature that does away with clunky contactless payment terminals, making the iPhone a one-stop shop for most contactless payment needs. The feature has since expanded to other regions including Taiwan, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Brazil, Ukraine, and most recently France.

Tap to Pay is available on all iPhone models that support NFC, including the iPhone XS and later along with the iPhone 15 lineup. It is also compatible with all major contactless payment cards and mobile wallets, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

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.

Alaska Airlines SVP of Merchandising & Innovation Charu Jain

Alaska Airlines states that it is leveraging Stripe’s payment network to be the first airline to offer Tap to Pay, which is already rolling out on select flights with the goal of expanding it to all aircraft and destinations over the “next few months.”

TOPICS:
Share this Article

Editor's Pick

Supercharged is not just another news outlet. We’re a platform on a mission to offer personalized and ad-free news directly to you. Discover more of Supercharged.

note icon

Did you know?

Easily add Supercharged to your Home Screen and stay informed on the go! Get instant updates and breaking news stories via push notifications directly on your iPhone and Apple Watch. Just tap the share icon, then "Add to Home Screen," and be the first to know.

Omar Moharram

Omar Moharram

Omar is Senior Editor at Supercharged and an Apple devotee since his early teens. He graduated with a computer engineering degree in 2022, which aids him in his technical content writing. Outside of work, he can often be found critiquing music or a film, or tinkering with a bass.

Read More

note icon

Did you know?

Easily add Supercharged to your Home Screen and stay informed on the go! Get instant updates and breaking news stories via push notifications directly on your iPhone and Apple Watch. Just tap the share icon, then "Add to Home Screen," and be the first to know.

You’re reading the Apple Newsroom

  • Loading stock data...

Tap to Pay on iPhone expands to flights with Alaska Airlines

Tap to Pay on iPhone is set to expand to in-flight purchases with a first-of-its-kind adoption from Alaska Airlines, the air carrier has announced in a recent press release.

Alaska Airlines is taking advantage of Apple’s latest payment solution, which effectively turns all compatible iPhones into contactless payment terminals without the need for any additional hardware. With Tap to Pay, travelers will be able to purchase any in-flight amenities including snacks, meals, and drinks by using Apple Pay, Google Pay, or any other contactless debit or credit card. Payments are processed through iPhones used by Alaska Airlines’ flight attendants for other errands like seating and pre-ordered meal deliveries.

Apple first announced Tap to Pay on iPhone in February 2022 in the United States as a feature that does away with clunky contactless payment terminals, making the iPhone a one-stop shop for most contactless payment needs. The feature has since expanded to other regions including Taiwan, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Brazil, Ukraine, and most recently France.

Tap to Pay is available on all iPhone models that support NFC, including the iPhone XS and later along with the iPhone 15 lineup. It is also compatible with all major contactless payment cards and mobile wallets, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

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.

Alaska Airlines SVP of Merchandising & Innovation Charu Jain

Alaska Airlines states that it is leveraging Stripe’s payment network to be the first airline to offer Tap to Pay, which is already rolling out on select flights with the goal of expanding it to all aircraft and destinations over the “next few months.”

TOPICS:
Share this Article

Supercharged is not just another news outlet. We’re a platform on a mission to offer personalized and ad-free news directly to you. Discover more of Supercharged.

note icon

Did you know?

Easily add Supercharged to your Home Screen and stay informed on the go! Get instant updates and breaking news stories via push notifications directly on your iPhone and Apple Watch. Just tap the share icon, then "Add to Home Screen," and be the first to know.

Omar Moharram

Omar Moharram

Omar is Senior Editor at Supercharged and an Apple devotee since his early teens. He graduated with a computer engineering degree in 2022, which aids him in his technical content writing. Outside of work, he can often be found critiquing music or a film, or tinkering with a bass.

Read More

note icon

Did you know?

Easily add Supercharged to your Home Screen and stay informed on the go! Get instant updates and breaking news stories via push notifications directly on your iPhone and Apple Watch. Just tap the share icon, then "Add to Home Screen," and be the first to know.

Search

Affiliate links are a popular way for websites to make money, but they can also be annoying to readers. They can obstruct content, trick visitors, and even be scams.

Supercharged is committed to respecting your time, sanity, and convenience. That’s why we’re doing affiliate linking differently.

You Control What You See

Have you ever felt like you're bombarded with affiliate links and ads constantly? We understand how overwhelming that can be, which is why we want to give you some control with the option to expand the affiliate options that you find interesting.

We're Strict

We have a strict policy of showing you a maximum of five brands or products at once. It's simple: if we wouldn't buy it ourselves, we won't recommend it to you.

No Tracking or Creepy Cookies

For all of our affiliates, we work directly with the companies to offer discounts and deals for you. We do not use third-party affiliate managers, trackers, or platforms like Amazon, so you can be confident that you won't have to deal with tracking.

Secured By miniOrange