Apple Pay is the latest trend for making purchases on the go. Since it was introduced in October 2014, many major banks in North America have made themselves compatible with the service, and Apple Pay looks to expand to Canada in March 2015. Users can even take the convenience to the sky, as JetBlue becomes the first U.S. airline to accept Apple Pay.
While Apple Pay is used by many U.S. retailers, airlines have been hesitant to accept the payment option, until now. JetBlue recently announced that it will allow passengers to use the digital wallet service to purchase various in-flight products, including food, alcoholic beverages and even seat upgrades. How does it work? All flight attendants will have an iPad on hand to take payments, with Apple Pay or a traditional credit card. So no more worrying about digging your wallet out of your carry-on.
Apple Pay expansion
While Apple Pay is only available in the U.S., the company is working hard on expanding worldwide. There are currently an estimated 220,000 retailers and restaurants that accept Apple Pay in the U.S., and Canada is next. Economy experts expect to see China soon follow suit, as iPhone sales in the country have skyrocketed over the past few years.