What?but you must check in 48 hours before your flight
While useful to have the option, I find check in, via their app, before I go anywhere near the airport, the faster option.You can check in at the airport with AL with no extra charge... Either at desk or via their self service machines.
If you don't want to pay to reserve a seat you can only check in within certain time windows (see above).As for these time restrictions on how soon before a flight you can check in, they make no sense to me. What's the difference between me checking in online or via their app 4 hours before a flight and 2 weeks before the flight?
Agree. I travelled to Brussels with Aer Lingus in November and failed to use online check-in in time. I did so at the airport. I ended up having a set of three seats to myself... have found checking in quite late often means I get a good seat that no-one was prepared to pay for.