British Airways has launched a smartphone application for members of its Executive Club which allows them to display their board pass; the application is available for the iPhone, Blackberry and Android platforms but not Windows Mobile.
The free app will display the pass ready to be scanned on the handset's screen. Obviously, customers will need to download their tickets at home on their handsets beforehand especially when travelling abroad (or else face roaming charges).
Chris Davies, head of digital marketing at BA, said: 'Mobility and convenience is key for our customers, so that no matter where they are, they can turn to their mobile phones to find the very latest information about flights, check-in times and even access boarding passes allowing them to stay one step ahead."
Others like Virgin and Tesco have already introduced Apps that replace paper tickets or key fobs and convert handsets into passive displays. Just make sure you don't forget to charge the phone (or forgetting it) before flying.