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Sep 3, 2010

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Migration Watch: Cashless Skies

Consumers have long used digital currency to book air travel, whether at the terminal, over the phone or online. So, it is not surprising that airlines around the world are migrating towards new ways to facilitate electronic payments in order to serve customers who expect to be able to pay for everything from tickets to peanuts with their Visa card. In fact, according to a new study cited on, airline payment innovations now go beyond cashless cabins. The study found that:

  • 33% of airlines are accepting payments from mobile devices
  • 50% of airlines are able to accept payments via self-service kiosks

Thanks to these innovations in acceptance, fliers heading to the airport this long Labor Day weekend will have one less thing to worry about before their flight: going to the airport ATM to get cash.

Posted by: Liz Nunan, Visa Corporate Relations on September 3, 2010 at 12:41 pm