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usable adjective - that can be used; in good enough condition to be used
Suica to become usable on ANA domestic flights. = We can use Suica on domestic flights
The bike is rusty but usable. = The bike’s condition not great, but good enough to use
domestic adjective - of or inside a particular country; not foreign or international
domestic flights (= to and from places within a country)
interoperable adjective - (of computer systems or programs) able to exchange information
*(this word is very technical, it is not common in spoken English)
Pasmo and Suica are interoperable. = They can share information (They can be used for the train and subway)
Suica to become usable on ANA domestic flights
THE JAPAN NEWS -- SEP 25 2014
All Nippon Airways said Monday that passengers using its domestic routes will be able to pay for their in-flight purchases with East Japan Railway Co.'s Suica electronic money from Oct. 1.
It will be the first time for electronic money of a transport service company to become usable for payments on domestic flights in Japan.
Eight other kinds of transport service-related electronic money, including Pasmo, will also become usable on ANA domestic flights because they are interoperable with Suica, according to the airline.
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Would you use this service? Why or why not?
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