JetBlue Airways will become the first domestic carrier to accept Apple Pay.
Apple Pay will begin appearing on some JetBlue transcontinental flights from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco this month. Additional flights will have access to Apple Pay beginning in March, with all flights accepting the Apple mobile wallet by June, the company said in a Feb. 10 press release.
Passengers will have the option to purchase food and other wares with an iPhone 6 or an Apple Watch. Additionally, JetBlue passengers will be able to use Apple Pay to complete purchases in JetBlue's mobile application, expected to be launched later this year.
JetBlue will provide its crewmembers with iPad minis and Near Field Communication-enabled cases to accept contactless Apple Pay purchases.
"The sky is definitely not the limit when it comes to mobile payments with Apple Pay," Marty St. George, a senior vice president at JetBlue, said in the release. "Customers want an easy and fast transaction when they decide to make an on-board purchase so that they can bet back to enjoying their flight."
Since launching in September, 750 banks and credit unions have enlisted Apple Pay, according to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook.