Not long ago, with the help of a British Airways application, Apple Watch users managed to board flights with their smartwatch for the first time in history.

According to the latest reports, it seems like checking into your flight, by using an electronic boarding pass kept on the Apple Watch will get easier. In fact, the British airways company has just announced its plans to install more Scan and Go devices, over at their Heathrow airport.

Apple Watch / Smartphone Scanner for Boarding Passes Taken: 27th November 2015 at Heathrow Terminal 5 British Airways Picture by: Stuart Bailey / British Airways

Picture by: Stuart Bailey / British Airways

The new scanners are handheld, thus eliminating the need to twist your hand under table-based scanners to be able to scan de code displayed on your wrist. According to the company’s statement, it seems like most of these devices should be installed by the 15th of December, just in time for the holidays.

In addition to releasing this cool feature, British Airways also stated that at this moment in time, 5% of their app usage comes from Apple Watch wearers. While the percentage might not seem big, it’s an important step forward for the idea of wrist-held boarding passes, which will surely make boarding flights a more pleasant experience.

Kevin McQuillan, who is in charge of the BA app and website, said that: “When we saw the dramatic rise in the number of people using the app on their Apple Watches, we knew we needed to create new features in the terminal which would make the experience even better for them,”

Based on everything that has been outlined so far, what do you think about this feature? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.