Infant equipment acceptance

Infant equipment acceptance

When travelling with an infant, you may check in a car seat and stroller at no additional charge. A playpen may be substituted for either a car seat or stroller.

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ID requirements

ID requirements

You've planned and paid for your trip and you're ready to go - don't let missing or expired travel documents stop your plans short.

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Travelling with a diaper bag

Travelling with a diaper bag

Did you know? In addition to the normal carry-on baggage allowance, a diaper bag is also permitted as long as it contains items for an infant.

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Expectant and new mothers

If you are an expectant mother more than 36 weeks into your pregnancy, we recommend that you check with your physician or midwife before travelling. We want you to be as safe and comfortable as possible during your journey with us — here are a few tips that we hope will help.

You may select your seat in advance for a fee. Many expectant mothers reserve an aisle seat to easily access the lavatory and to allow movement during the flight. If you don’t select your seat when booking your reservation, you can select your seat in advance by calling WestJet at 1-888-937-8538 (1-888-WESTJET), or you can select your seat for free when you check in on westjet.com within 24 hours of your flight's departure. Please note, the earlier you book your seat, the better selection you'll have.

Staying comfortable and maintaining good circulation is important. You may want to perform some simple seated movements (one leg at a time) by gently extending, and then gently stretching your calf by first pointing and then flexing your foot, rotating your ankles and wiggling your toes.

We ask all guests to keep their seat belt fastened at all times when seated; as an expectant mother, you should keep the seat belt fastened under your belly and placed low on your hips. If you require a seat belt extender for comfort, just ask your flight attendant and they will provide one for you.

We recommend that you layer your clothing to ensure you are able to adjust to the temperature onboard.

If you have given birth within the last seven days: first, congratulations; second, we recommend that you check with your physician or midwife before travelling.

Seat selection

Want to reserve your favourite seat? Curious about the perks that come with Plus? We know where you sit is an important part of your flight and we'd like to make you as comfortable as possible.

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Inflight experience

Inflight experience

Check out our inflight entertainment as well as food and beverage offerings for purchase on board or pre-purchase ahead of time.

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