I don't fly easyJet that frequently so am not that au fait with their specific foibles, which seems to change more frequently than I fly with them!
Last time we used them, you could not do OLCI in advance if you had bags to check. As we usually take one hold bag between the 2 of us, one of us would do OLCI, the other would have to check in at the airport at the same time as getting the hold bag tagged and checked. I only learned that you can now check in online even if you have hold luggage in up to 60 days in advance thru this forum very recently.
We fly with them in early July. One of us had already checked in online on departure day -59. I checked the second pax in earlier today. I have also printed out our booking confirmation as it's the only document that shows we have prepaid for the hold baggage.
The reason why one of us used to check in early, even though the other had to do so at the airport so there was no time saving was that if you did OLCI with hand baggage only, you were given an early sequence boarding pass and able to be one of the first group to board the aircraft. This enabled you, without paying for priority boarding, to usually get a good seat.
Am I correct in understanding that OLCI doesn't help with this any more? I notice that both sets of boarding passes, printed out nearly 3 weeks apart, bear almost consecutive sequence numbers (5xx) and show boarding group 2. Is there something I missed or should have done? What have easyJet changed?