Apple pay and boarding pass issue

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by bigjim83, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    So today while going through a security checkpoint at the airport I was using passbook to show my boarding pass. When I got to the security scanner I placed my phone on the scanned and apple pay kept popping up with fingerprint verification. I guess there is NFC in the scanner so I had issues scanning.

    Is there any way to avoid this?? Was really frustrating. I had to open my JetBlue app instead and use that boarding pass.
  2. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Interesting. I haven't used my 6 at an airport yet, but I can see that this could be an issue in other places as well. E.g. if Starbucks decided to introduce NFC POS terminals, it could interfere with using the Passbook pass and optical scanner to pay. There should be an option to disable NFC.
  3. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    I typically don't put my boarding passes in Passbook... I keep them in the airlines' apps. Don't know why... Just always do it that way.
  4. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Yes, passports have NFC now, so the scanner was also trying to activate and read a passport rfid tag.

    Which iPhone saw...
  5. bigjim83 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    Yeah I'll have to stick with the airline app then. It was pretty annoying and I looked pretty dumb when Touch ID payment verification kept popping up
  6. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Does the Apple Pay screen not also pop up while you're in an app when the phone detects an NFC field nearby?
  7. Jsingh macrumors member

    May 8, 2007
    Dang, I did not try the Jet Blue app. Instead had to use a kiosk to print a boarding pass.

    Will give it a shot on the return flight. I would assume the Apple Pay screen would launch when near the NFC reader even inside an app?
  8. aawil macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2008
    I wonder if turning on airplane mode will turn off nfc as well.
  9. bigjim83 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    Well I took my card off apple pay so hopefully that will keep it quiet until something is figured out
  10. Jsingh macrumors member

    May 8, 2007
    Ok, tried the Jet Blue app and it worked fine! But, unfortunately, this reader did not look the same as the last was just a glass strip so I don't think my findings are definitive.
  11. robwilson macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2012
    I put my boarding passes in Passbook this past weekend and it worked without a hitch. TSA was able to scan my phone as well prior to boarding with no problem. The issues I had was with my bag check-in. The bar code didn't show up in the web browser.....
  12. kissfan macrumors regular


    Dec 7, 2011
    From what I read in another thread, NFC works in Airplane Mode.
  13. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2013
    Oregon, USA

    Be pretty funny if airplane mode became airport mode too.
  14. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    Apple Pay was triggered at my office which has door access readers -- so they obviously have NFC embedded and active. It was interesting more than it was annoying, in this case anyway!
  15. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    It is said that Apple wants to eventually use Passbook for building security and transit passes.

    I had assumed that would be good in an "added functionality" way, but this post is making me realize they need to hurry up on that just so that the current functionality can work correctly!
  16. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    Same here. I found in Passbook, the flight/gate change information was not always accurate if you had updates. On the airline app, it was.
  17. wacky4alanis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2009
    Used my iPhone 6 for mobile boarding pass this past weekend. I didn't have any trouble. My boarding pass was just a web page that Southwest Airlines texted me a link to access.
  18. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    what was it going to charge you? I thought NFC readers in CC terminals got a message from the cash register so I knows what to charge you

    in this example what would the boarding pass scanner try and charge the card?

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