Baggage

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Welcome to the WestJet baggage hub. Gain confidence and peace of mind as we provide you with all the essential information to strategically pack your belongings. The start of your hassle-free journey right here!

Delayed, lost or damaged bags

Create a new baggage report, check the status of an existing baggage report, submit a request for reimbursement or to locate items left on board.

Checked baggage allowance

Looking for information on fees? Please see checked baggage fees.

carry-on-baggage

1st bag

under 50 lbs. (23 kg), each way
+1 Free Carry-On Bag and 1 Personal Item

carry-on-baggage

2nd bag

under 50 lbs. (23 kg), each way

  • The total dimensions (length + width + height) of checked baggage must not add up to more than 157 total centimeters or 62 inches and cannot weigh more than 23 kilograms or 50 pounds
  • Guests are allowed to check up to 4 bags. Please note: WestJet Encore baggage limit is only 3 bags
  • Any checked bag exceeding the size or weight allowance is subject to all applicable oversized weight and size restrictions and fees.
  • If you're travelling with overweight or oversized baggage, we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes prior to the recommended check-in times to allow time for screening.
  • To travel with more than the standard number of bags allowed, you can ship additional luggage through WestJet Cargo
Piece Allowed on aircraft Fee

First piece on WestJet or WestJet Encore

May apply1

Second piece on WestJet or WestJet Encore

May apply1

Third piece on WestJet2 or WestJet Encore

Yes

Fourth piece on WestJet2

Yes

Fourth piece on WestJet Encore (Bombardier Q400)

N/A

 

Oversized and overweight baggage

Piece Allowed
on aircraft
Fee Details

Oversized baggage on WestJet or WestJet Encore

Yes

158 cm – 203 cm (62 in. – 80 in.) in combined dimensions.

Overweight baggage on WestJet or WestJet Encore

Yes

More than 23 kg (51 lb.) but not exceeding 45 kg (100lb.)3

Overweight baggage on WestJet travelling to/from Europe Yes More than 23 kg (51 lb.) but not exceeding 32 kg (70lb.)

Sporting equipment on WestJet or WestJet Encore

May apply1

See our sporting equipment page for items accepted, packing instructions, restrictions and items which will not be charged an oversize fee.

Checked baggage fees

Prepay for bags and save. Guests are encouraged to prepay for their first and second checked bags as fees will increase by $10 through self-serve check-in, and a further $10 if paid at the airport with an agent.

As of Feb 15, 2024 we've made changes to our first and second bag fees. Looking for information on fees? Please see our service fees page.

Additional standard Checked Bag fees when you prepay are as follows:

  1st Bag 2nd Bag
Basic $35-42 $55-65
Econo or Member Exclusive
$35-42 $55-65
Econoflex $0 $55-65
Premium or PremiumFlex $0 $0
Business or BusinessFlex
$0 $0
  1st Bag 2nd Bag
Basic $35-42 $55-65
Econo or Member Exclusive
$35-42 $55-65
Econoflex $0 $55-65
Premium or PremiumFlex $0 $0
Business or BusinessFlex
$0 $0
  1st Bag 2nd Bag
Basic $75-89 $105-124
Econo or Member Exclusive
$35-42 $105-124
Econoflex $0 $105-124
Premium or PremiumFlex $0 $0
Business or BusinessFlex
$0 $0
  1st Bag 2nd Bag
Basic $75-89 $105-124
Econo or Member Exclusive
$0 $105-124
Econoflex $0 $105-124
Premium or PremiumFlex $0 $0
Business or BusinessFlex
$0 $0
  1st Bag 2nd Bag
Basic $35-42 $55-65
Econo or Member Exclusive
$35-42 $55-65
Econoflex $0 $55-65
Premium or PremiumFlex $0 $0
Business or BusinessFlex
$0 $0

When is your first bag free?

Westjet world elite mastercard

First bag fees are included for WestJet RBC® World Elite Mastercard‡ primary cardholders and up to 8 guests on the same booking.

First bag fees are included for EconoFlex, Premium and Business fares and Silver, Gold and Platinum WestJet Rewards members. First bag fees are also included for Econo and Member Exclusive fares to and from Asia. 

Second bag fees are included for Premium and Business guests, as well as Silver, Gold, and Platinum Rewards members

Third bag fees are included for Platinum Rewards members.

Third and fourth checked bags

Travelling with more than 2 checked bags? Checked baggage size and weight limits still apply and fees can only be paid for through online and airport check-in. Allowance and fees will vary based on aircraft type and destination.

Overweight and oversized bags for all fares: $100-$118

Bag fees are charged in Canadian (CAD) or U.S. (USD) dollars, depending on the booking’s country of origin. For flights departing from outside Canada and the U.S., bag fees will be converted and charged in the local currency of the departure country. GST is charged on fees for all itineraries that originate in Canada.


Travelling with or transferring baggage to our airline partners

If you are travelling with one of our airline partners, the baggage policies of the other carrier may apply. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the fees for your journey by visiting our airline partners page. Fees are collected on a one-way basis by the airline operating the first flight for each direction of your journey.

Carry-on baggage

WestJet flights allow one carry-on bag and one personal bag during domestic, U.S., international and chartered flights. Our carry-on baggage allowance is:

  Maximum size
(length x height x width)
Details
Carry-on baggage 53 cm x 23 cm x 38 cm
(21 in. x 9 in. x 15 in.)

Examples include but are not limited to a:

  • Backpack
  • Bag
  • Suitcase
Personal item 41 cm x 15 cm x 33  cm
(16 in. x 6 in. x 13 in.)

Examples include but are not limited to a:

  • Briefcase or purse
  • Camera
  • Garment, diplomatic, consular or camera bag
  • Kennel1
  • Laptop computer
  • Small musical instrument
  • Sports ball

 All carry-on and personal items must:

  • fit in the sizing device at check-in
  • be light enough to allow you to place the bag in the overhead compartment unaided
  • be stored under the seat, and carry-on items should be stored in the overhead compartment on board the aircraft
  • be acceptable as carry-on for the country to which you are travelling. Acceptable items vary by country. Visit catsa.gc.ca to confirm what you are able to bring before your flight as WestJet is not responsible for items not permitted through security, at your point of departure or upon arrival at your destination
  • pass through security. Items such as: shampoo, perfume, toothpaste and moisturizers are only permitted in limited amounts

Travel with pets

When your pet flies WestJet, they're our special guests too. They may ride in the cabin or checked in with their kennel on most domestic and international flights. Details are: 

  • A pet kennel fee applies for pets  
  • To add your pet to your travel plans, please contact us by phone
  • If you do not request space for your pet(s) 48 hours before departure, space may not be available, and you may not be permitted to travel with your pet(s)
  • To add a service dog to your travel plans, visit our service dogs page
  • Pre-booking is the only way to ensure space is saved on the aircraft for you pet. If you do not prebook, it is possible your pet may not be able to travel

Special items and excess bags


Restricted items

Pack your bag safely

Everyday items can be dangerous when transported by air.


These items are not allowed anywhere on a WestJet aircraft:

  • Bear spray
  • Lighter fluid
  • Adhesives/sealants
  • Mace and pepper spray
  • Fireworks/fire crackers
  • Oxygen cylinders
  • Paint – oil based
  • Household cleaners
  • Hoverboards/solo wheels
  • Jet boards
  • Car batteries/engines
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fuel/gasoline
  • Propane cylinders

If you have questions about an item not listed here, please see the complete list of dangerous goods restrictions.

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