Try out facial scan check-in
Many major cities in China has rolled out face scan check-ins in 2017. /China News Service Photo
For those who are not fond of human interactions at any check-ins, this is good news.
During Spring Festival travel rush in 2016, Beijing Railway Station has first tested out facial recognition check-in system.
The technology saw a faster (usually around 5 seconds) and hassle-free experience, and was quickly rolled out in many other major cities in China throughout 2017, namely Shanghai, Zhengzhou in Henan Province, Xi’an in Shaaxi Province, Taiyuan in Shanxi Province, Wuhan in Hubei Province, Changsha in Hunan Province, Nanchang in Jiangxi Province, and Guangzhou in Guangdong Province.
Anyone traveling in these cities with a Chinese identification card and a blue ticket can choose face scan check-ins. Sadly, people with discount tickets and the red tickets without the built-in magnetic strips still have to go through manual check-ins.