“Seamless payments workflow” with new Tap to Pay on iPhone

by | Nov 20, 2023 | Airlines, Digital Transformation, Payments, Retailing

Alaska Airlines is the first to offer Tap to Pay on iPhone. In partnership with Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for business, the airline has announced this will now be the primary checkout option for inflight payments.

Charu Jain, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Merchandising said:

“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.”

Patrick O’Brien, Managing Director of Product Development at Alaska Airlines also explained:

“Instead of navigating complex tech, [our employees] are able to focus on providing the most caring experience for our guests. Transitioning to Tap to Pay on iPhone with the help of Stripe is creating a more seamless payments workflow—with no new devices required and an easy-to-use setup for our crew.”

The innovative tech uses secure NFC technology to take contactless payments from iPhone, Apple Watch, or another compatible smartphone. Passengers can seamlessly complete purchases using their preferred digital wallet, or can select to pay with any contactless debit or credit card.

Alaska will be the first airline to launch this across an entire fleet.


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