Southwest introduces Pay With Amazon on WiFi-equipped aircraft

New service will be available on Wi-Fi equipped aircraft

Southwest Airlines is introducing Pay with Amazon onboard WiFi-equipped aircraft.

This offers passengers a new and convenient way to buy products through the carrier’s onboard entertainment portal, powered by Global Eagle Entertainment. The new payment platform offers passengers the security of using their Amazon account to buy products.

Rather than pulling out a credit card, passengers accessing the onboard entertainment portal now have the opportunity to buy WiFi, messaging, and movies using Pay with Amazon.

When asked for payment, passengers who choose the Pay with Amazon option will be directed to log in with their Amazon account credentials to complete their purchase.

The service provided on the Southwest entertainment portal will be compatible with major mobile devices and operating systems, including iOS and Android, as well as web browsers, and is designed to ensure a seamless and superior quality playback.

Heather Figallo, Southwest Airlines Senior Director of Product Innovation and Management:

“We’re continually following the trends of our Customers, looking for ways to enhance the Customer Experience onboard our aircraft. With the addition of Pay with Amazon to our entertainment portal, we’re doing just that. We’re so excited to have a great brand like Amazon available for our Customers to enjoy.”

Alexis Steinman, senior vice president of digital media solutions, Global Eagle Entertainment:

“The Southwest Entertainment portal is designed to deliver a great passenger experience and meet evolving passenger preferences,” noted “The addition of Pay with Amazon enables passengers to access the wide variety of entertainment and connectivity choices available on Southwest quickly and more conveniently than ever.”

Patrick Gauthier, vice president, Amazon Payments:

“Pay with Amazon makes it easy for millions of customers around the world to pay using their Amazon account. 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.”

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