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US Airways Becomes First Airline to Accept Contactless Cards In-Flight

MasterCard logo 140px MasterCard announced that US Airways has become the first airline in the world to accept MasterCard PayPass-enabled cards and devices for in-flight purchases.

“MasterCard has been at the forefront of contactless payment innovations, bringing the convenience and speed of PayPass technology to environments where faster transactions are essential for both consumers and merchants,” said Dave Meadon, group head of Global Chip Solutions & Engineering, MasterCard. ”With the broad acceptance of electronic payments, consumers today can travel virtually cash free, eliminating the hassle of carrying cash and without having to fumble through their wallet or purse for exact change.”

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