Airline upholds commitment to lower Econo sale fares
CALGARY, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced a seat sale
effective today through September 22, 2014, on flights and vacation
packages for travel to select destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico
and the Caribbean until December 10, 2014*.
"We remain dedicated to being Canada's low-fare leader and this seat
sale supports our commitment to providing a full range of fares and
corresponding value from Econo through to our Flex and Plus fares,"
said Bob Cummings, Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest
Experience. "We said on Monday that we would lower Econo fares and
offer even lower seat sale fares, and we're doing exactly that."
On Monday, WestJet announced a $25 first-bag fee on its Econo fares
while indicating that the unbundling of the fare would allow for lower
sale fares. The first-bag fee applies only to the Econo fare bundle
whereas Flex fares include the first bag free and Plus fares include
two checked bags. Guests who have the WestJet RBC World Elite
MasterCard will be exempt from a first-bag fee for up to nine people on
the cardholder's reservation, while WestJet Rewards members who are in
the Silver and Gold tiers are also able to check a first bag at no
charge. WestJet's bag fee applies only to Econo fares for travel within
Canada and between Canada and the U.S.
*Some restrictions apply. For full details visit westjet.com/seat-sale.
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an
award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's
top employers. We offer scheduled service to 90 destinations in North
America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our
regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines
representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more
than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's
extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience,
WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with
a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our
WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation
packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase
of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to
any WestJet destination with no blackout periods ̶ even on seat
sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.
Recent recognition includes:
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2013 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands
(Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)
2013 Gold Stevie Award Best Transportation Company (American Business
2013 Chairman's Circle Award: WestJet Vacations (CPSC)
2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine)
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