A new app promises to automatically check users into flights on any airline that offers online check-in.

The app, called AirlineCheckins, is available for Apple and Android smartphones. Its programming interface can be incorporated into corporate travel management systems.

AirlineCheckins was developed by Lufthansa Group's innovation unit.

"Once you sign up for the service, you will never have to worry about checking in again," Lufthansa said in a statement. "With the new app, airline passengers can now monitor the check-in status and manage their flights at all times."

Personal information, including seating preferences and frequent flyer programs, can all be updated in the app.

"The app also has an alert feature that automatically notifies you of the current flight status and any gate changes. As the app continues to evolve, users will soon be able to have access to airport lounges and obtain free Wi-Fi access onboard," Lufthansa said.

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