WestJet today announced it will charge a $25 fee for a first checked bag on Econo fares for travel within Canada and between Canada and the U.S. The new fee will only apply to bookings made today onward, for travel on or after Oct. 29, 2014.
Passengers flying to any of WestJet's international destinations including Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Europe may continue to check a first bag at no charge.
This change will apply to Econo fares only. Guests who select a Flex fare will receive one free checked bag while guests choosing a Plus fare will recieve two complimentary checked bags in addition to waived fees, seat selection, more legroom and other amenities.
The baggage allowances for military personnel (with identification), infant and child equipment, mobility devices and code-share and interline guests are not impacted.
WestJet also today launched its new WestJet Rewards tiers program featuring three levels - Teal, Silver and Gold.
Guests who qualify for the Silver tier will be able to check a first bag at no cost. Guests who qualify for the Gold tier will get two free checked bags.
For more information on WestJet baggage fees, visit westjet.com/baggage.For more information on the new WestJet Rewards tiers, visit westjet.com/tiers.