British Airways owner IAG is rolling out mobile pay on new low-cost, long-haul airline Level so passengers can browse and buy products on board from their personal devices.
IAG said the platofrm was a universal one that it is looking at rolling out across its other airlines in the future.
The new carrier, which started flights in June, currently operates routes from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco (Oakland), Buenos Aires and Punta Cana.
The technology, called pair and pay, will enable customers to connect mobile devices with their individual seatback screen to buy food, drinks, Wi-Fi packages, and duty free products. IAG said that in the future, inflight entertainment including the latest film releases, TV shows and audio albums will also be available through the service.
Once selected items have been added to the shopping cart on the screen, passengers then connect their devices to the onboard network and pair their phone with the seatback, and can then use their phone to pay for the products.
The airline said the technology will enhance “Level’s vision of modern, innovative flying, which puts the customer in control”.
Level is IAG’s fifth main airline brand along with Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling…