Southwest Airlines Partners with Amazon for In-Flight Purchases

By Paul Riegler on 24 February 2016
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DSC_0826Southwest Airlines announced it is adding a new way for passengers to pay for in-flight purchases. The new option, Pay with Amazon, can be used for buying in-flight Internet, messaging, and movies via the airline’s in-flight entertainment portal.

To use the new service, a passenger would simply select the Pay with Amazon option when making a purchase and logging in with his Amazon user name and password to complete the transaction instead of entering credit card information.

“We are thrilled to be working with Southwest to offer customers a familiar and trusted way to pay while inflight to destinations all around the United States,” said Amazon Payments VP Patrick Gauthier in a statement.

The Southwest entertainment portal supports most smartphones and tablets powered by Apple iOS and Android operating systems. It offers 19 channels of live television at no charge, movies at $5 per movie, and NFL RedZone broadcasts at $4 per day.

Additionally, passengers can purchase all-day Wi-Fi service through the portal for $8 and a message-only Wi-Fi service supporting iMessage, WhatsApp, and Viber for $2 per day.

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