Your ticket to the world.
Your boarding pass is full of information, your name, flight and importantly your seat number.
Some boarding passes are quite colourful but lately, I have noted that airline companies are choosing to opt out of using colour. Maybe it’s a money saving exercise. We are also encouraged to have our boarding cards on our phones. There are a few things to remember, you may not get a signal so a screenshot is very important. It is also worth considering that you will need to remember to keep your phone charged. I have seen a few passengers get to the gate, the phone dies, they then have to hunt around for chargers. It was very stressful for them as they narrowly missed being denied boarding due to the time taken to charge the phone and retrieve the boarding pass.
I keep the boarding pass until the miles are on my account. It’s very odd that the airline companies encourage you to have your boarding pass electronically but if something goes wrong, for example, if your miles are not on your account they require you to scan and submit the paper boarding pass. I have yet to figure that out.
I like having a paper boarding pass. I have something in my hand. I think it’s a security thing. I then know that I have been given permission to travel.