February 24, 2016 – Southwest Airlines is now accepting Pay with Amazon onboard its wi-fi-equipped aircraft, offering customers a new way to purchase products through the carrier’s onboard entertainment portal, powered by Global Eagle Entertainment. The new payment platform offers customers the option of using their Amazon account to purchase products.
Rather than pulling out a credit card, Customers accessing the onboard entertainment portal now have the opportunity to purchase wi-fi, messaging, and movies using Pay with Amazon. When asked for payment, Customers who choose the Pay with Amazon option will be directed to log in with their Amazon account credentials to complete their purchase.
“The Southwest Entertainment portal is designed to deliver a great passenger experience and meet evolving passenger preferences,” noted Alexis Steinman, senior vice president of digital media solutions, Global Eagle Entertainment. “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.”
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.