Upgrade offers 

What’s included in my upgrade?

With an upgrade to Premium, you’ll enjoy:

  • Extra leg and elbow room (not available on our Encore and Link operated flights)
  • Exclusive food and beverage options
  • An enhanced airport experience including priority services such as dedicated check-in, and early boarding

What is not included in my upgrade?

The fare conditions of your original ticket remain unchanged, including cancellation policies, flight change and same day flight change fees.

Baggage allowance of your original ticket remain unchanged for an upgrade to Premium.

Not all flights are eligible for an upgrade. Eligible flights and tickets are determined by WestJet at its sole discretion and depend on a variety of factors including cabin and seat availability. Also, unless otherwise stated, upgrade offers can only be made up to 5 days (120 hours) before departure.

Upgrades are not available:

  • If your ticket has not been issued yet
  • If you are booked on a Basic fare
  • If an unaccompanied minor will be travelling
  • If your booking is for 10 or more guests or a group booking
  • If you are booked on a Codeshare flight or another airline’s ticket

Upgrades are available for select destinations and scheduled flights operated by WestJet. To see if your flight is eligible, enter your reservation code and last name in the fields provided on the upgrade page, or download the WestJet app to view your eligibility in the My Trips section.

There are several different factors that may restrict your eligibility to place an offer to upgrade, these include:

  • You booked a Basic fare
  • No seat availability on your flight
    • The number of guests on the booking may exceed the number of seat availability on your flight
  • You do not have a ticket yet
  • Your reservation is not confirmed yet
  • Your flight is not operated by WestJet
  • The flight you are travelling on is not currently accepting offers 

No, WestJet dollars cannot be used as a form of payment to make an offer.

No, upgrades are separate from the base fare purchased on eligible WestJet marketed flights and WestJet Vacations packages.

Flight segments are considered independent of one another. Within the upgrade offer process, you will have the option to make an offer on all flight segments if they are eligible or you can select specific flight segment(s) you are interested in.

For example, if you are travelling from Calgary to Maui via Vancouver, you can make an offer from Calgary to Vancouver segment or the Vancouver to Maui segment; or on both flight leg segments if you want an enhanced flight experience all the way through.

If you do not want to upgrade a segment, simply move the offer slider to the far left to indicate "No offer" for that segment.

If you made an offer on multiple segments in a single submission, you will receive one email confirmation summarizing your upgrade offers. Please pay attention to the segment of your itinerary for which you are making an offer and set the slider accordingly.

To check your eligibility, visit our upgrade page and enter your reservation code and name in the fields provided. My Trips in the WestJet app will also show your eligibility.

Yes. Infants (under 2) travelling with an adult and or guardian are also eligible for an upgrade if they do not occupy a seat. If submitting an offer to upgrade for an infant who will turn 2 years of age during the journey, the flight and or upgrade must be booked as a child for the entire journey.  

You can place an offer to upgrade:

  1. On the upgrade page
  2. In My Trips on your WestJet mobile app

If your offer is accepted, you will be notified approximately 5 days (120 hours) before your flight.

Visit the upgrade page or go to your My Trips section on your WestJet mobile app

  • Enter your reservation code and last name to see if you are eligible
  • Choose the flight segment you would like to make an offer on and move the slider to indicate your offer. The offer submitted is inclusive of taxes and fees.
  • Enter your contact and payment details in the fields provided. Your credit card will only be charged if your offer is accepted
  • Review and submit your details
  • After completion, you will be emailed confirmation of your upgrade offer. You can use this email to modify or cancel your offer any time before 5 days (120 hours) before your flight.


Please review the offer amounts and totals for each segment of your journey. Verify that you have entered the correct payment and contact information and that you have read the Terms and Conditions  before you accept them.

No, this service is only available online.

The Terms and Conditions are the full program details and can be found on the “Review and submit” page. You must agree to the Terms and Conditions before submitting your offer. We cannot process your request until you have read and agreed to them.

If you placed an offer to upgrade, we will notify you by email approximately 5 days (120 hours) before your flight departs as to whether your upgrade offer has been accepted.

  1. If it has been accepted, your credit card will be charged with the amount you have offered, your flight will be rebooked to the upgraded cabin and you will receive an email confirmation. You may print your updated ticket itinerary and boarding pass by going to My Trips on westjet.com
  2. If it has not been accepted, you will be notified via email. You will not be charged any additional amount and will fly in the cabin originally booked.

Please wait 4 hours as it may take time for the confirmation email to be generated. You should also check the spam/junk folder in your email account.

Offers are per guest and apply to all guests.

If your upgrade offer is accepted, you will be able to select your seat(s) in your upgrade cabin at time of check-in. We can’t guarantee that adjacent seats will be available.

Yes. You cannot split the booking. If your upgrade is accepted all guests will be upgraded.

Please make separate booking reservations if you would only like to upgrade specific people.

No. Unfortunately, you cannot split the booking.

If the person you are travelling with does not want to upgrade, please make a separate booking reservation so you can submit an offer for yourself.

Move the slider to select the amount you would like to pay for each flight shown that is eligible for an upgrade offer. Upgrade offers are only accepted per flight segment and are inclusive of all applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges.

The Offer Strength gauge gives you an indication of the likelihood that your offer will be accepted, subject to established criteria. This gauge is to be used as a guide, not confirmation that your offer will be accepted.

The Offer Strength gauge gives you an indication of the likelihood that your offer will be accepted, subject to established criteria. This gauge is to be used as a guide, not confirmation that your offer will be accepted.

Yes, your upgrade offer per guest includes all taxes, fees and surcharges for the upgrade.

No, the amount you offer goes toward getting an upgrade to a higher cabin. It is over and above the amount you paid to purchase your original fare.

You should submit the highest offer price you are willing to pay. The acceptance of an upgrade offer is dependent of several factors including: availability, the number of offers received, and the amount each guest is offering.

No. WestJet does not charge any booking fees or card fees for making an offer. You will only be charged by WestJet if your offer is successful.

If your offer is successful, your bank may charge you if the currency of the offer is not the same as currency as your credit card.

Each flight has minimum and maximum assigned offer value and your offer must lie between these two values.

No. You will only be charged if your offer is successful.

Yes. You can offer different amounts for each segment, including indicating "No offer" for those segments you don’t wish to make an offer for. You will receive a confirmation email indicating how much you offered, per guest, for each segment.

Decisions on whether to accept upgrade offers are made 5 days (120 hours) prior to departure, ensuring that Platinum and Gold Rewards members continue to have preferred access to any remaining upgrade seats available closer to departure.

As a Platinum or Gold member, you’ll continue to have early access to purchase an available upgrade to Premium between 48 and 24 hours prior to flight departure by calling your respective priority support number, available exclusively through the WestJet app. Regular upgrade fees apply.

Additionally, complimentary upgrades with the purchase of an EconoFlex fare may still be provided based on seat and flight availability. These upgrades are automatically assigned to eligible members prior to the opening of the 24-hour check-in period.

The offer window closes at 5 days (120 hours) prior to the departure date of each flight. You may revise or cancel your offer at any time up to 5 days (120 hours) prior scheduled flight departure time.

No. Once the offer window has closed there is no way to submit an offer. Offers can only be made up to 5 days (120 hours) prior to departure.

Yes. You can modify your offer if it has not been accepted, by clicking on the link in your confirmation email up until 5 days (120 days) prior to departure, or by visiting the upgrade page.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover/Diners credit cards.

A valid credit card is required to make an upgrade offer. WestJet dollars and travel credit cannot be used as a form of payment.

You will only be charged if your offer is successful. Successful offers will be selected and you will be informed approximately 5 days (120 hours) prior to the departure date of your flight.

Ensure that your credit card will still be valid close to your departure date, this prevents you from losing the upgrade due to credit card processing failure.

Ensure that your credit card will still be valid close to your departure date and has sufficient funds. This prevents you from losing the upgrade due to credit card processing failure.

If we try to process your credit card and there is an error, we will be unable to process your upgrade and you will receive an unsuccessful upgrade notification.

No, each upgrade can only be paid in one transaction using the same credit card.

No. If your offer is accepted, the amount paid is non-refundable and non-transferable and will not be refunded on your credit card or put towards travel credit for future use, as per the Terms and Conditions.

If your Premium upgrade offer is accepted, the baggage allowance of your original fare will apply to your upgraded flight.

The fare rules that apply to your original ticket will remain in effect and shall apply to your upgraded flight. This includes any rules relating to flight changes, cancellations or same-day flight changes. Upgrade offers do not count towards your qualifying spend to achieve WestJet Rewards tier status.

Baggage allowance of your original ticket remain unchanged for an upgrade to Premium.

You can select your upgraded seat at time of check-in online; by visiting a kiosk or dedicated check-in counter at the airport.

A successful upgrade is non-refundable and non-transferable.

The upgrade is only valid for the flight for which you originally submitted the offer. If your flight is rebooked or cancelled at your own request, your claim to an upgrade will be forfeited and you will not receive a refund.

We will do our best to accommodate your upgrade on your re-scheduled flight. If not, you will receive a full refund to your credit card.

If your flight was cancelled and you chose not to re-book your flight, we will refund the accepted offer amount back to your original form of payment once you have completed this form.

If you missed your flight, your claim to the upgrade is forfeited and the upgrade amount is non-refundable.

If your flight was cancelled or rescheduled and your flight is being re-booked, we will do our best to accommodate your upgrade on your re-scheduled flight. If not, you will receive a full refund to your credit card.

To check if your friend is eligible to make an offer to upgrade they should visit the upgrade page or check on My Trips on their WestJet app. From there they will need to enter their booking reservation code and last name in the fields provided. If they are eligible, they can follow the simple step-by-step process to make an offer.

You can cancel your offer up to 5 days (120 hours) prior to the flight’s scheduled departure time, provided your offer has not yet been accepted. To do so, simply click on the “Modify/Cancel” link in the “Upgrade submitted” email you received when you submitted your offer; then click the “Cancel” link.

You can also access the upgrade offer application by entering your reservation code and last name on the upgrade page or My Trips on the WestJet app.

You can change your offer at any time up to 5 days (120 hours) prior to the flight’s scheduled departure time, provided your offer has not yet been accepted. To do so, simply click on the “Modify/Cancel” link in the email you received when you submitted your offer.

You can access the upgrade offer application by entering your reservation code and last name on the upgrade page or My Trips on the WestJet app.

Unfortunately, you cannot simply change your payment type. Instead you must cancel your original offer and make a new offer.

To make a new offer, click the link in your cancellation email, and follow the simple step-by-step process.

No. Upgrade offers are non-transferable.

You will need to cancel your original offer and make a new offer on your new booking, assuming the flight you changed to is still eligible. To do so, visit the upgrade page or My Trips on your WestJet mobile app and follow the simple step-by-step process to make a new offer.

Upgrades cannot be transferred. If you choose to change your flight you will not be refunded or credited for your successful upgrade offer.

You can cancel your booking as per your original fare rules, but you will not receive a refund for your successful upgrade offer.

Yes, provided the offer window has not closed. To make a new offer, click the link in your cancellation email and follow the simple step-by-step process.

We will send you an email confirming that we have received your request. Click on the “Modify/Cancel” button in the email and select the relevant flight to see the status of your request.

Approximately 5 days (120 hours) prior to departure.

No. Numerous factors impact the selection process and therefore we cannot specify why certain offers are unsuccessful.

No. If your offer was unsuccessful you cannot make another offer on the same flight.