Well, the experience was a very +ve one. Under the Resort Check In arrangements two uniformed Jet2 personnel arrived at the Aparthotel Duva Convention & Spa Centre at the appointed time. They set up the pop-up check in desk with all the required terminals and printers, I understand that they connect securely over the hotel WiFi to the airport systems.
We presented our passports and boarding cards (printed beforehand in the UK using the online check in system) and our passports were checked and scanned, we made the usual declarations concerning not having explosives etc. in our luggage, there was also a reference chart on the desk.
This done the standard large adhesive labels were printed out and attached to the bags and bar codes also printed out and stuck on, the same as would happen at the airport. I asked the staff member and she confirmed that our baggage would only be handled by Jet2 employees or their agent, which is the same as at the airport. The bags were left with them to be transported to the airport, they were NOT on our coach, they went ahead of us.
We then pottered about and relaxed until out transfer coach arrived and we boarded, luggage-free, and were taken to the airport. Once there it was straight through security and onward towards the gates. Brilliant not to have to get bags on and off the coach, get a trolley, get to the check-in desk and wait in line, a much more positive experience.
The flight was just a normal flight, apart from the hardest bounced landing I've ever had which alarmed pretty much everyone on the plane! Lo and behold our bags rolled off the conveyor at Newcastle Airport having been last seen in the foyer of the hotel.
This system gets a big thumbs up from me. It seemed very popular and to be honest even if you have security fears they are a a bit of a waste of time, with so many others using the service there is little to be gained by lugging all your own stuff around as there will be plenty of bags on the plane anyway that have arrived there via this route!
Given the option I would definitely choose to use Jet2 Resort Check In again.