Pudong's Terminal 1 opens fast security check for domestic passengers

Travelers only need to register their IDs and answer six questions on forbidden items on airplanes to make use of the fast security check.

Shanghai Airport Authority has opened a faster security check service at Pudong airport for domestic passengers who have registered their ID cards and answered six questions correctly online.

The service allows the passengers to go through a shorter queue at the No.18 "green channel" for security checks and is only available for domestic flights at Terminal 1, or T1, of Pudong International Airport, the authority said.

Passengers can apply for the service on the official Wechat account or the airport authority's app by registering their identity card numbers and answer correctly six questions regarding forbidden items on airplanes. They can then proceed to the security check at the green channel with their ID cards and the security check will be as strict as that done at other channels, a security staff at Pudong airport told Shanghai Daily. But the service doesn't yet accept passports.

The airport authority said the service won't be extended to Pudong's T2 or Hongqiao airport, but domestic passengers who only have carry-on luggage can now check in with a QR code on their mobile phones at both airports.

Without needing boarding cards, passengers can go through security checks using the QR code sent by their airline and showing valid credentials, an official with the authority said. If the QR codes cannot be identified, passengers will have to use airline counters, the authority said.

Only passengers on domestic flights on Air China, China Eastern, Shanghai Airlines, China Southern, Shandong Airlines, Spring Airlines and Juneyao Airlines can use the innovative service.

However, those who need to check in luggage or are accompanied by infants have to use airline counters, as do unaccompanied children, the authority added.

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