I have a WestJet Flight LGW-YYC that I booked using kiwi.com. WestJet offers free seat selection with the online check-in on their homepage (see their FAQ at " Can I still select my seat if I don't want to pay the fee?").
With the automatic online check-in that kiwi.com provides by default, I can not select the seat for free during check-in, instead I have to pay a 30€ fee.
Can I avoid the automatic check-in by kiwi.com, do the check-in manually by myself on the WestJet homepage, and in this way select my seat for free?