Apple fans running iOS 6 might soon be able to cruise through check-in in a very futuristic fashion indeed, thanks to British Airways planning to offer support for Apple's Passbook electric ticketing system.

The news comes via a punter who mailed BA's support people, asking if they had plans to support Apple's paperless system. And yes it does. BA told the customer: "I'm pleased to confirm that the ba.com team are already looking into our website being able to work with the new Apple app, available with the iOS 6 upgrade. Please be assured that we will get our Passbook-compatible functionality live on ba.com as soon as we can."

BA already offers its own ticketless smartphone app options for paper-phobic passengers to use, so it's not that exciting a development, but at least it'll mean UK iOS users should soon have another way to actually use Apple's new ticketing toy. [Apple Insider]