In 2019, WestJet will be adding Boeing 787s to their fleet, which is an exciting development. The 787s will feature a proper business class, premium economy, and economy, which marks the first time that the (former?) low cost carrier will have a true business class.
Earlier this month, WestJet revealed the first routes that will get service with their new 787-9s. WestJet will base these 787s in Calgary, and initially fly them to London, Paris, and Dublin. The first route will be to London Gatwick as of April 28, 2019.
I’m intrigued by flying WestJet’s new business class, given that they have reverse herringbone seats with dine on demand, so I’m curious to see what their service will be like. When I first looked at pricing, WestJet was trying to charge $4,000+ for roundtrip tickets, which is not that far off from what airlines usually charge, though I was expecting them to be more aggressive with pricing at first, since they’re new to having a business class.
That’s why it’s worth noting that there’s a good opportunity to book WestJet’s new business class at the moment. As noted by zoqfotpik, that at the moment WestJet has some attractive business class fares between the US and London Gatwick. For example, you can fly from Denver to London via Calgary for ~$1,116 one-way in WestJet’s new business class. Similar fares are available from other US gateways, so you don’t have to originate in Denver.
This won’t show up on Google Flights or ITA Matrix, so you’ll want to go directly to WestJet’s website to find these excellent fares.
Is this the most amazing business class fare in the history of the world and everyone needs to jump on it ASAP? Nope. Is this a fare that’s worth considering if you’re curious to try WestJet’s new business class? Yes, absolutely. I actually just booked a ticket on the route so I can try WestJet’s new business class shortly after the route launches.
Anyone plan to take advantage of these great WestJet business class fares?