I've decided to try something different this year and see how many flights I can take without flying BA. They do have a monopoly on UK flights so I might have to be creative. In the spirit of this I was booked on a Lufthansa flight to Munich. They have this neat new technology where you can get your boarding pass emailed to you. You do the on-line check in bit and instead of printing out a boarding pass they email you details and a little bar code. You then pass your mobile phone over the scanner and when it beeps you can board. It saves time and the environment - I like it.