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The second-largest airline in Canada, WestJet services both domestic destinations throughout the country and international destinations in the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Headquartered at the Calgary International Airport, the airline flies over 400 routes a day and is the ninth-largest North American airline by passengers carried. WestJet’s name comes from the fact that its original routes were limited to Western Canada. Since its founding, however, WestJet has steadily grown to provide scheduled and chartered flights to over 100 different destinations.
WestJet was established in 1996 and, by 2002, had already expanded to Eastern Canada. In 2004, WestJet began offering flights to several destinations in the United States, including Los Angeles, Orlando, and New York City. The airline’s first route outside of Canada and the United States – which was considered to be a significant milestone - began in 2006 to Nassau, Bahamas. The next several years saw continued expansion and the addition of important new routes to Mexico, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, and Jamaica. In 2013, WestJet announced that it would begin flying to European destinations as well.
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10 Domestic Destinations Served by WestJet
1) Calgary International Airport; Calgary, Alberta
2) Edmonton International Airport; Edmonton, Alberta
3) Vancouver International Airport; Vancouver, British Columbia
4) Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport; Winnipeg, Manitoba
5) Toronto Pearson International Airport; Toronto, Ontario
6) Kelowna International Airport; Kelowna, British Columbia
7) Fredericton International Airport; Fredericton, New Brunswick
8) John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport; Hamilton, Ontario
9) St. John's International Airport; St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
10) Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport; Montreal, Quebec
10 International Destinations Served by WestJet
1) Los Angeles International Airport; Los Angeles, United States
2) Orlando International Airport; Orlando, Florida
3) Gatwick Airport; London, United Kingdom
4) Honolulu International Airport; Honolulu, United States
5) LaGuardia Airport; New York City, United States
6) Lynden Pindling International Airport; Nassau, Bahamas
7) Owen Roberts International Airport; George Town, Cayman Islands
8) Juan Santamaria International Airport; San Jose, Costa Rica
9) Mexico City International Airport; Mexico City, Mexico
10) Dublin Airport; Dublin, Ireland
WestJet is one of the top carriers for Canadians looking to visit European destinations in the fall. Once you’ve landed in London, you can link up with connecting flights across the continent. Or, you can fly with WestJet directly to Dublin and spend some time discovering Ireland’s Ancient East.
WestJet flies a fleet consisting entirely of Boeing aircraft, with 121 aircraft currently in operation. Over a third of WestJet’s fleet – 56 planes – are Boeing 737-700s. The airline also has 47 Boeing 737-800s, 13 Boeing 737-600s, four Boeing 767-300ER, and three Boeing 737 MAX 8.
Loyalty Programs, Discounts and Miles promotions
WestJet has a loyalty and benefits program known as WestJet Rewards. Upon joining the program, WestJet Rewards members are given a WestJet Rewards ID which they can input when booking flights, hotels, and car rentals through WestJet’s website. The WestJet Rewards ID allows members to start earning WestJet dollars, which can then be used to pay for all or part of a WestJet flight or vacation package. One WestJet dollar carries a worth of one Canadian dollar.
The WestJet reward program has three tiers: Teal, Silver, and Gold. Higher tiers allow you to earn WestJet dollars at a faster rate. For example, WestJet dollars are earned at a 1% rate on WestJet flights under the Teal tier, at a 3% rate under the Silver tier, and at a 5% rate under the Gold tier. The Silver and Gold tiers also come with additional perks, including airport lounge vouchers, advance seat selection vouchers, and free checked baggage (one free checked bag for the Silver tier and two free bags for the Gold tier).
WestJet dollars can also be earned on every purchase when using the WestJet RBC MasterCard or the WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard. Frequent fliers may want to consider the perks of signing up for one of these cards.
How to Check In, Seating Assignment, Leg Room and Other Fees
When it comes time to check in for your WestJet flight, one of your options is to do so at the WestJet counter at the airport up to three hours before departure time. If you’d rather skip the line, then you can instead head over to one of the nearby kiosks to print your baggage tags and boarding ticket. Then, you can simply drop off any checked baggage at the bag-drop counter and make your way through security. Kiosk check-in is available up to 24 hours prior to departure.
You can also check in for your WestJet flight online up to 24 hours in advance as long as you have your reservation code, passport, and destination address. If checking in through a mobile device, you’ll have the option of downloading an electronic boarding pass which you can present to security and boarding staff directly on your device. It’s a good idea to take a screenshot of your boarding pass which you can access offline.
Interested in more spacious seating with extra leg and elbow room? You can choose to either purchase a Plus fare when you book your ticket or to upgrade to Plus for a fee at the time of check-in if there are still Plus seats available. Upgrading to Plus also comes with the perks of advanced boarding and premium food and beverages during the flight.
Baggage Allowance and Fees
Passengers travelling on WestJet flights are permitted to bring one piece of carry-on baggage and one personal item into the cabin. Your carry-on baggage cannot exceed a length, width, and height of 53x23x38 cm so as to fit into the overhead cargo bin. Your personal item should be able to fit underneath the seat in front of you. Some examples of personal items include a purse, laptop bag, camera, or a small musical instrument.
Economy passengers are required to pay a fee for any checked baggage they bring aboard a WestJet flight, starting at $25-29.50 for their first bag depending on their itinerary. All checked bags have a weight restriction of 23 kg and maximum combined dimensions of 157 cm. Oversized or overweight baggage will receive an additional fee of $75-88.50.
Service On Board: In-flight Entertainment and Meals
WestJet offers a host of in-flight entertainment options through the WestJet Connect app. Simply download the app from the Google Play or App store prior to your flight and enjoy an array of movies, TV shows, and satellite TV channels while in the air. Tablet rentals are available for those flying without a mobile device. If you would like to have access to the internet during your flight, then you can also purchase a 30-minute, 3-hour, or flight duration internet pass.
Passengers can enjoy complimentary meal service on WestJet flights over two and a half hours in duration on flights to and from London Gatwick and flights to and from Hawaii, but not on flights serviced by a Boeing 737 or 737 MAX to other destinations. WestJet offers both an on-board menu and an exclusive pre-purchase menu from which you can place an order up to 24 hours prior to your flight.
Child Fares/Fees, Minor Service guidelines
An infant under two years of age at the time of departure does not require a seat and can travel in the lap of a person who is 12 years or older. Any child over two but under 12 years of age is required to have their own seat but can fly on a child fare rather than an adult fare.
A child who is not yet 12 years old is not allowed to travel alone on a WestJet flight. If you do have a child between eight and 12 years of age who needs to travel alone, then WestJet will provide mandatory unaccompanied minor service. Unaccompanied minor service is also optional for children between 12 and 18 years of age.
If you would rather escort a child to their destination yourself, then you also have the option of booking a reduced guardian fare. A guardian fare will allow you to escort any child between two and 12 years of age.
With certain restrictions, WestJet allows pets to travel both in the cabin and in the cargo hold of the plane. Pets flying in the cabin must have room to comfortably stand, sit, and move around in a kennel no larger than 41 cm long, 21.5 cm high, and 25.4 cm wide. Travellers may bring one kennel per person as their personal carry-on item but the number of kennels allowed per aircraft is limited. Larger pets must travel as checked baggage in the cargo hold, in a kennel no larger than 101 cm long, 68 cm high, and 76 cm wide.
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