Introducing the

WestJet
Flight Light

The Flight Light is currently in the prototype stage. We will be in beta-testing this fall and sharing updates throughout its development.1

Sometimes caring for
our guests
means caring
for the ones they love.

At WestJet, we take great care to ensure that all of our guests’ needs are met. Anyone who travels for work knows how challenging it is to be away from their family. Kids spend their time counting down the days, hours, even minutes until their parent’s return. The WestJet Flight Light makes the wait a little bit easier. By connecting to live flight data, the Flight Light projects parents flight paths onto their child’s bedroom ceiling, letting them follow their journey home.

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Features


Lighting the way

The Flight Light takes inspiration from the WestJet 787 Dreamliner to create a fun, interactive device that kids won’t be able to put down. The base of the light also functions as a regular nightlight, illuminating a warm glow to keep kids company throughout the night.


Starlight projections

The live flight data, along with an array of starlight, project upwards from the wing-shaped base of the light onto the ceiling.


Detachable flashlight

A detachable flashlight takes the shape of the aircraft body as it sits between the wings. When the flight path isn’t being projected, kids can use the flashlight to project a silhouette of an aircraft around the house and create their own adventures.


Staying connected

Through the Flight Light mobile app, messages and emojis can be sent and projected in real time on the ceiling.

Flight Light Development Status

Meet our testers

Mother and daughter testing WestJet Flight Light.

The Flight Light was designed to help frequent business travellers stay connected to their families while away from home. That’s why Scott McGillivray and Jessica Janzen Olstad, two parents whose successful careers take them all over the world, are perfect candidates to test the Flight Light. Along with Scott and Jessica, we wanted real WestJetters to test the Flight Light. Not only do WestJetters put guest care at the heart of their work, they know how challenging it is to spend time away from their families.

Scott McGillivray

Real Estate Investor and Television Personality

Scott travels the world to speak in front of sold-out audiences and film his TV shows. He uses the Flight Light to share his trips with his daughters Myah and Layla.

Scott

 

Jessica Janzen Olstad

Philanthropist and Lifestyle Blogger

As she travels the country for her children’s health charity, Jessica uses the Flight Light to share her journey with her daughter Swayzie, who is 4.

Jessica

 

Nader

WestJet Pilot

Nader embarks on over 200 WestJet flights per year. He uses the Flight Light to share his flights with his daughter Kianna, who is 4.

Nader

 

Jill-Lynn

WestJet Cabin Crew Member

Jill-Lynn uses the Flight Light to share her flights with her two kids, Henry, who is 6, and Oliver, who is 4.

Jill

 

Adam

WestJet Cabin Crew Member

Adam uses the Flight Light to share his flights with his three kids, Izzadorah, who is 7, Laasyah, who is 6, and Adison, who is 2.

Adam

 

Keep up with the Flight Light's user testers

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Is this #WestJet787 going to London, Dublin or Paris? You tell us. Photo via @ace.yyc ✈️

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Is this #WestJet787 going to London, Dublin or Paris? You tell us. Photo via @ace.yyc ✈️

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WestJet Flight Light

We have created a limited number of Flight Light prototypes that are currently in beta-testing. We will be implementing some updates to the Flight Light, based on information from our testers. Stay up to date on the progress of the Flight Light by joining WestJet Rewards. It is free to join, and gives you access to exclusive offers and benefits. Sign up to subscribe today.

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1The Flight Light is currently in development; final product and specifications may vary.