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Southwest joins the cashless airline move

Daniel Ray

And then there were two — two airlines where cash is still the only means to buy onboard snacks and drinks.

Southwest Airlines has announced that as of Sept. 9, it’s joining the cashless movement that has been sweeping through airline cabins for the past few years.

“We’ll still offer the free snacks and soft drinks you love,” the company’s announcement says, “but for the few onboard items for which we do charge, like beer, wine, cocktails and energy drinks, we’ll accept only the Rapid Rewards credit card from Chase or other major credit/debit cards and drink coupons.”

As we told you in a story published in August, more airlines are taking credit cards, and some — soon to include Southwest — are spurning cash entirely.

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  • Jackie Hall

    Really enjoy flying Southwest. Trip goes faster and flight attendents are friendly