Pre-pay bags and save

By WestJet | | 1 min read

Effective June 1, 2022, WestJet is making changes to its checked baggage policies by offering guests more options to pre-pay baggage before travel to save.

Changes to baggage fees will only apply to bookings made from April 27, 2022, onward, for travel on or after June 1, 2022. There are no changes to WestJet’s current baggage fee pricing when selecting pre-pay baggage options at the time of booking or in advance of check-in requirements.

Guests are encouraged to pre-pay for their first and second bags to save, as baggage fees will increase by $10 within 24 hours of departure or when checking-in at the airport. Guests will be able to select pre-pay options in the booking flow or can utilize Manage Trips to pre-pay baggage fees before the 24-hour check-in window. 

There is no change to past or future reservations which already include first and second bag (Premium, Business, Rewards top tier etc. or WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard first bag. 

More infomation is available here:

Ways to save on baggage through WestJet’s RBC World Elite Mastercard, WestJet Rewards and WestJet’s fare bundles

Guests have always been able to save and avoid baggage fees when choosing to book with the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard that offers a first checked bag free for the primary cardholder and up to eight guests on the same reservation.

WestJet Rewards also gives top-tier members free baggage options with Silver and Gold members benefitting from two free-checked bags and Platinum members having three. The more guests spend with us, the faster they can move up through WestJet Rewards tiers to receive even more benefits.

In addition, through WestJet’s flexible fare offerings, guests can benefit from a first checked-bag when booking EconoFlex fares or their first and second bags included when choosing a Premium or Business fare. 

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