Get in, check in and sit back
For the first time, Deutsche Bahn has been testing the new comfort check-in at several ICE trains for the first time, which eliminates ticket control on the train. The feature is integrated exclusively into the DB Navigator app and can be used for this test for travelers with selected mobile or online tickets with a seat reservation. The passenger enters the train, sits down in his seat, checks in via the DB Navigator and validates his ticket himself. The train crew is then shown this information on their control equipment. This replaces the ticket control. Passengers can enjoy their journey undisturbed, sleep, watch movies or work.
The test phase of the new function is to be extended to further connections later this year. If the test is successful, comfort check-in is expected to be available on many long-distance routes in Germany at the beginning of 2018.