Pre-pay bags and save

By WestJet | | 1 min read
Effective January 17, 2023 WestJet is making changes to checked baggage policies.
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This page was last updated on November, 29, 2022

When travelling, guests are encouraged to always pre-pay for their first and second checked bags to save money and time at the airport. Guests can utilize the Manage Trips section in the WestJet app and on to pre-pay for baggage fees before the 24-hour check-in window. Guests are encouraged to pre-pay for their first and second bags, as baggage fees increase within 24 hours of departure.

More information on checked baggage is available here:

Changes to checked bag fees when checking-in with an airport agent

Effective January 17, 2023, first, second and excess bags paid via an airport agent, will be an additional $10. This fee will not apply to guests with bookings that are inhibited from self-serve check-in.

More information 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 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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