Status Lift

With this new and exciting benefit, your everyday purchases on the WestJet RBC® World Elite Mastercard will now help bring you closer to achieving the next tier status with Status Lift, getting you travel benefits faster.1

How Status Lift works

Receive a Status Lift of $500 in tier qualifying spend for every $15,000 in everyday purchases on your WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard.1 You can earn three lifts each qualifying year (January 1 – December 31) for a total of $1,500 in tier qualifying spend. For our Teal members that's halfway to Silver status.

What is tier qualifying spend?

Tier qualifying spend tracks your progress towards achieving Silver, Gold or Platinum status in the WestJet Rewards program each qualifying year (January 1 to December 31). It includes 100% of the amount spent on eligible base fares, 20% of the individual portion of the base price of eligible WestJet Vacations packages, and now includes amounts earned through Status Lift with your WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard.

Learn more about tier qualifying spend

 

The benefits of Platinum, Gold and Silver status

Achieving top-tier status with WestJet Rewards is simple because it’s based entirely on tier qualifying spend, not a complicated formula involving miles travelled or number of flights flown. As you move up through our Silver, Gold and Platinum tiers you’ll enjoy increasingly higher WestJet dollar earn rates and receive more benefits like free checked bags, advance seat selection, lounge access, priority boarding, and more.

WestJet Rewards tiers and benefits

 

Even more benefits when you get the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard

The WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard can help you save on your next trip.

  • Annual round-trip companion voucher starting from $119 CAD (plus taxes, fees and charges)2
  • Free first checked bags3
  • Welcome WestJet dollars4

Explore all the benefits


If you already have the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, there’s nothing for you to do. Your credit card spend will be automatically tracked for you, with no registration required. If you don’t have the card, apply today. You’ll become eligible once you start using your card.

All WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard purchases, excluding fees, interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, and purchases of travellers’ cheques, will be eligible.

Yes.

Starting on January 1, 2022, for every $15,000 in eligible purchases on your credit card statements issued between January and December, WestJet Rewards will add a lift of $500 in tier qualifying spend to your account, up to 3 times a year. That means, with $45,000 in credit card purchases in a year, you’ll receive a total of $1,500 in tier qualifying spend towards achieving status with WestJet Rewards.

Tier qualifying spend is how WestJet tracks your progress towards achieving the Silver, Gold or Platinum tiers in the WestJet Rewards program, and is based on your individual travel completed in a year—now enhanced by Status Lifts earned through your credit card spend. Simply combine the Status Lifts earned from your credit card with the tier qualifying spend earned from your WestJet flights and vacation packages to reach the spend needed to get to a higher tier.

Yes, Status Lift can assist you get to the next tier, whether Silver, Gold or Platinum. If you are already Platinum, Status Lift can help you requalify for status for the following year.

You will see the tier qualifying spend in your WestJet account and in transaction history approximately 10 business days after the credit card statement date that resulted in achieving the spend threshold required to earn the Status Lift.

You can find your WestJet Rewards ID on a WestJet email or when signed into your WestJet account on westjet.com or in the WestJet app. If you don’t know your WestJet Rewards ID, you may be able to sign in using your email address.

You will receive a “Welcome to your tier” email with a link to view the benefits associated to your new status.

With Silver, Gold and Platinum status you will enjoy increasingly higher WestJet dollar earn rates, along with a suite of flight benefits to enjoy when travelling with WestJet.  Flight benefits vary by tier and include the waiving of fees for products and services, such as checked baggage and advance seat selection, as well as access to lounges and priority services, such as priority check-in, baggage, boarding and security. With status, you may also be eligible for complimentary upgrades to Premium and Business with the purchase of eligible fares.  Compare tiers and benefits.

When you reach Silver, Gold or Platinum status, you receive status benefits for the remainder of the year in which you qualify and for the next full qualifying year (January to December). Each year you are required to reach the qualifying spend requirement for each tier ($3,000 for Silver, $5,000 for Gold and $8,000 for Platinum). You can achieve it from the new credit card qualifying spend benefit, in addition to the regular tier qualifying spend earned from your travel activity with WestJet.

No, the qualifying spend earned from a Status Lift will go towards tier qualification only. Milestone awards will continue to be awarded on spend earned from WestJet flight and vacation package activity only. 

The Status Lift benefit is based on your credit card monthly statement date (that is, the date your statement is prepared), not the purchase or posting date for individual purchase transactions. This means that for the ongoing Status Lift benefit in effect as of January 1, 2022, all purchases appearing on your monthly credit card statements issued between January 1 and December 31 each year will be included in the calculation of your total credit card spend for the year, regardless of when the individual purchases were made.  Eligible purchases made prior to the end of the qualifying year will only be eligible for the Status Lift for that year if they appear on a monthly statement prepared prior to December 31. For example, if your credit card statement is prepared on the 27th day of each month and you make a purchase on December 28, the transaction will be included on your January statement and will not be an eligible purchase for the current qualifying year, rather it will fall into the next qualifying year. 
 

The Status Lift of $500 CAD will be awarded up to three times during the qualifying year (January to December) when your eligible purchases total 1) $15,000, 2) $30,000 and 3) $45,000. The Status Lift will be added to your account approximately 10 business days after the credit card statement date in which the spend threshold was achieved. 

Yes, the maximum amount of tier qualifying spend that can be earned is a total of $1.500 per qualifying year by achieving all three $500 Status Lifts.

Like the WestJet dollar earnings, only the primary cardholder will earn the tier qualifying spend for this benefit. Status Lift can be earned on purchases made by a supplementary cardholder but will be credited to the primary cardholder’s account. 

No, tier qualifying spend is different from WestJet dollars and is only eligible towards tier qualification. 

Yes, this new benefit will not change how you earn WestJet dollars on your everyday credit card purchases. 

All previous benefits remain as is. Your annual World Elite companion voucher, free checked bags, WestJet dollars earn, Boingo Wi-Fi, etc all continue as they were. 

No.


1. New World Elite benefit “Status Lift”: Starting January 1, 2022, WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard primary cardholders will have access to a new annual benefit to help you get closer to Silver, Gold or Platinum status each year, “Status Lift”. With Status Lift, you can earn $500 in tier qualifying spend, which applies towards achieving the next WestJet Rewards tier, for every $15,000 CAD in Eligible Purchases on your WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard (up to a maximum of $1,500 in tier qualifying spend in a qualifying year). WestJet’s qualifying year is January 1 to December 31 of each calendar year. “Eligible Purchases” means net purchase transactions (including transactions on additional cards) that appear on your WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard monthly statements prepared between January 1 and December 31 of each year, explained in further detail below. It is not based on the actual purchase or transaction date. 

For example, Teal members earning the maximum of $1,500 in tier qualifying spend on Eligible Purchases with Status Lift would be halfway to achieving the $3,000 in tier qualifying spend to achieve Silver status. Similarly, members with existing Silver, Gold or Platinum status can use the $1,500 Status Lift towards requalifying for their current tier, or moving up to the next tier, as applicable.

Eligible Purchases for Status Lift are purchases for goods and services minus returns and other credits; credits for returns and adjustments will reduce or cancel Status Lift earned. Eligible purchases do not include fees, interest charges, or cash advances (including balance transfers, cash-like transactions and certain bill payments). 

Tier qualifying spend derived from Status Lift is earned through Eligible Purchases on the WestJet World Elite Mastercard and will be included in the calculation for determining the tier and resulting status of the primary cardholder only, subject to these benefit conditions.

To determine your spend for Status Lift, WestJet will divide the WestJet dollars reported on your WestJet RBC World Elite monthly statement by the standard WestJet dollar earn rate of 1.5%. Any bonus or additional WestJet dollars you may earn will not count towards Status Lift. The date on which your monthly statement is prepared and the WestJet dollars earned as determined by Royal Bank of Canada and reported on your statement will determine the qualifying year that the Eligible Purchases and any resulting Status Lift will be applied to, regardless of when the WestJet dollars are deposited to your WestJet Rewards account. For example, if your monthly statement is prepared on December 27, your Eligible Purchases will count towards Status Lift for the current qualifying year, even if the WestJet dollars are deposited to your account in the following year.

Status Lifts are awarded based on your credit card monthly statement date (that is, the date your statement is prepared), not the purchase or transaction date for individual purchase transactions. For greater clarity, Eligible Purchases made prior to the end of the qualifying year will not be eligible for Status Lift for that qualifying year if they do not appear on a monthly statement prepared prior to December 31. For example, if your credit card statement is prepared on the 27th day of each month and you make a purchase on December 28, the transaction will be included on your January statement and will not be an Eligible Purchase for the current qualifying year. 

Status Lift of $500 CAD will be awarded up to three times during the qualifying year when your Eligible Purchases total 1) $15,000, 2) $30,000 and 3) $45,000. Each Status Lift will be awarded approximately 10 business days after the credit card statement date in which the spend threshold is achieved.

To receive Status Lift, your credit card account must be open and in good standing at the time of the benefit award. If you cancel your WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard credit card before the end of a qualifying year, WestJet reserves the right to remove any Status Lift or tier adjustments you may have received through this benefit.

Status Lift amounts earned through this benefit are not counted towards the awarding of Milestone awards within the WestJet Rewards program.

The Status Lift amount and tier qualifying spend earned on WestJet flight or vacation packages will be combined to calculate total tier qualifying spend which counts towards the achievement of your immediate next tier. Your tier qualifying spend will reset at the start of each qualifying year (January 1st).  

The end of the qualifying year is December 31, without regard to the time of the year that the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard credit card account is opened. This means that in the cardholder’s first year, the eligibility period for the Status Lift benefit may be less than twelve months.

This benefit has no monetary or other exchange value and cannot be sold or transferred.

WestJet and RBC reserve the right to change or withdraw the benefit at any time.

WestJet, not Royal Bank of Canada, is solely responsible for the WestJet Rewards Program, the terms of the WestJet Rewards Program including earning, redemption and administration of WestJet dollars and any program changes.

2. Once approved for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, please allow 4-6 weeks after the first purchase transaction date for the round-trip companion voucher (the “World Elite Companion Voucher”) to appear on your WestJet Rewards account, accessible at westjet.com/account. The World Elite Companion Voucher is offered to new WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard cardholders only, and annually thereafter 4-6 weeks after the annual fee is charged. Primary cardholder may use the World Elite Companion Voucher only once for one of these options of A) round-trip flight for travel in Canada and the continental U.S. for $119 CAD; or B) round-trip flight to/from the rest of the WestJet network for $399 CAD. Applicable taxes, fees and other ATC charges on the World Elite Companion Voucher must be paid at time of booking. Additional cardholders are not eligible for the World Elite Companion Voucher offer.

Valid for new bookings only. Valid for one (1) round-trip for a companion of the primary cardholder flying on a full base fare, travelling on the same itinerary. Valid on all published Basic, Econo, EconoFlex, Premium, and PremiumFlex fares wholly marketed and operated by WestJet, including seat sales. Not valid on Business, BusinessFlex or Member Exclusive fares, nor combinable with a discount code. If one-way travel is booked, the voucher will be deemed fully used and the return portion of travel is forfeited. Booking must be made within one year from date of issue of the companion voucher; travel may occur after the voucher expiry date subject to flight schedule availability at the time of booking. Valid for travel until the end of the available flight schedule with no blackout periods. Voucher may only be used as described, cannot be transferred and has no monetary or exchange value. Changes or cancellations to World Elite companion voucher bookings are allowed, except when a Basic fare has been purchased, which is a 100% non-refundable fare with no change options allowed. Changes and cancellations must be made at the same time for both guests, and failure to do so may result in a forfeit of travel funds. Changes must be made prior to the expiry date of the voucher used for the booking for the voucher to be valid. Regular change and cancellation policy applies. This offer may not be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer. Other terms and conditions apply. Terms and conditions of the World Elite Companion Voucher are established by WestJet and WestJet reserves the right to change or withdraw this offer at any time. Visit westjet.com/companion-voucher for complete details.

3. Valid for primary cardholders of the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard and up to eight (8) additional guests travelling on the same reservation; not valid for companions when travelling on a group booking (10+ guests on the same reservation). Eligible member's 9-digit WestJet Rewards ID must be on the reservation at the time of check-in. Valid on itineraries marketed and wholly operated by WestJet; not valid when travelling with WestJet's code-share or interline partners. Size and weight of baggage must comply with WestJet’s standard checked baggage allowance. Any piece of baggage exceeding the size or weight allowance is subject to all applicable oversized weight and size restrictions and fees. More details. May only be used as described and has no monetary or other exchange value.

4. Once approved for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, please allow 4-6 weeks after the first purchase transaction date for the 250 welcome WestJet dollars to appear on your WestJet Rewards account. Your WestJet Rewards account is accessible at westjet.com/account. To be eligible for the additional 200 WestJet dollars (“Additional WestJet dollars”) you must have applied for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard and have been approved by Royal Bank of Canada. The Additional WestJet dollars will be awarded to you if a total of $5,000 or more in qualifying net purchases and pre-authorized bill payment transactions (“Qualifying Transactions”) are posted to your WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard account within the first 3 months of your account open date, provided your account is open and in good standing at the time you reach $5,000 in Qualifying Transactions. Please allow 4-6 weeks after this requirement is fulfilled for the Additional WestJet dollars to be awarded to your WestJet Rewards account. Qualifying Transactions exclude cash advances (balance transfers, cash-like transactions and bill payments that are not pre-authorized charges that you set up with a merchant), interest charges, fees, and any credits for returns or adjustments. Welcome WestJet dollars are not available to existing or former WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard primary cardholders applying for or transferring to a WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard. The Additional WestJet dollars do not apply to product changes from another RBC Royal Bank credit card to the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard. Additional cardholders are not eligible for the welcome WestJet dollars or Additional WestJet Dollars. This offer may not be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer, except as otherwise set out. Royal Bank of Canada and WestJet reserve the right to modify, cancel or withdraw this offer at any time. This offer may be revoked at any time if we suspect you may be manipulating or abusing it, or engaging in any suspicious or fraudulent activity, as determined by Royal Bank of Canada in its sole discretion.