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Ironic: Air Canada Calls Out WestJet Over Refunds

O (Air) Canada... Many airlines around the world have been absolutely awful when it comes to providing passengers with refunds in the event of flight cancelations during the pandemic. It's at least worth acknowledging that there are two sides to this:…

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WestJet Flight Canceled Over Bizarre Toddler Mask Incident

Mask usage seems to be one of the primary sources of inflight conflict nowadays. I write about these situations frequently, and a vast majority of the time it seems that the problem is with the person choosing not to wear a mask. Well, this situation…

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Canada Now Requires Masks When Traveling By Air

You can now add Canada to the list of countries requiring passengers to travel with face masks. Canada's Minister of Transport has announced some new travel restrictions that kick in as of 12PM EDT on Monday, April 20, 2020. Essentially this requires…

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Canada No Longer Requires Airlines To Provide Refunds For Flight Cancellations

Canada improved protection for air passengers back in 2019. In light of the current situation, though, the Canadian Transportation Agency is giving airlines a lot of leeway. The Canadian Transportation Agency decided yesterday that airlines no longer…

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WestJet Cuts Nearly 50% Of Staff

Well, the hits just keep coming for Canadian airline employees. Hot on the heels of Air Canada's massive flight attendant layoffs, WestJet announced today that 6,900 workers will be leaving its employ, just shy of half the airline's 14,000 employees.…

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Westjet To Suspend All International And Transborder Flights

Hot on the heels of the Prime Minister’s announcement that Canadian borders will be closing to all but a select few this afternoon, Westjet has announced that it will be suspending all international operations, including flights to and from the…

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WestJet Rewards Tiers And Benefits: Introduction

Calgary-based WestJet has, over the course of the past decade or so, started to give Air Canada a run for its money as the primary carrier for parts of the country and to and from common vacation destinations. WestJet Rewards, the airline’s loyalty program,…

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Flight Diverts After Man Jokes About Having Coronavirus

A Canadian man has been arrested after joking about having the Wuhan coronavirus on a plane. Monday's WestJet flight 2702 from Toronto to Montego Bay, Jamaica, returned to Toronto after a man claimed to be feeling unwell after having just returned from…

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Adorable: WestJet’s 2019 Christmas Miracle Video

WestJet does a good job with their viral marketing videos. Most notably, they typically have cool videos every year around Christmas and April Fools' Day. This 2012 April Fools' video about WestJet introducing child free cabins gave me a good laugh,…

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WestJet Offering Status Match Challenge

WestJet has just introduced a pretty widely available status challenge opportunity, for anyone who may be planning flights with them soon. Let's take a look at how it works. With this offer, WestJet is letting you status match to Gold or Silver status…

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WestJet’s Interesting New Calgary To Rome Flight

WestJet has just revealed a new seasonal route between Calgary and Rome, which is also the first ever route between Calgary and Italy. As of May 2, 2020, WestJet will launch a new seasonal flight between Calgary and Rome. The route will be flown by WestJet's…

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Review: WestJet Business Class 787 Calgary To London

I love trying new products, so I was so excited when I boarded the WestJet 787! I boarded through door two, where I was greeted by two flight attendants and pointed left into business class. WestJet has a fairly premium-light configuration on their 787.…

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WestJet Reveals Additional 787-9 Routes

In May 2017, WestJet placed an order for up to 20 Boeing 787-9s (10 firm orders and 10 options), which was a huge move for the Canadian carrier. Historically WestJet primarily had 737s, along with a few 767s that they used for a few international routes.…

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WestJet’s New 787 Business Class: Almost Amazing, But…

Hello from London! Last night I took a flight I was really excited about. Within the past few days WestJet launched 787-9 service between Calgary and London, which represents an exciting new phase for the airline. The 787-9 is brand new for them, and…

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Is It Worth Upgrading To WestJet Plus?

I won't be doing a full review of my WestJet flight from Toronto to Gander, though did briefly want to talk about the value proposition of WestJet Plus. This was my first trip on WestJet, and when I booked I didn't even realize that WestJet had a "Plus"…

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WestJet’s Epic “Frozen” Themed Plane

Airlines occasionally come out with special liveries for planes. It's a great way for them to attract attention at airports and also have a marketing campaign in cooperation with another company. For example, ANA has a 787 in a Star Wars R2-D2 livery,…

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