Airline waives baggage fees for armed forces travelling for any reason
CALGARY, Oct. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - Effective today, WestJet will waive all
baggage fees for military personnel travelling for business or
pleasure, in uniform or civilian clothing, anywhere WestJet flies. This
expands on a commitment made by the airline in August to waive baggage
fees for military personnel travelling in uniform for duty.
"Having successfully tested our ability to deliver on this change with
our process we are pleased to complete the program by waiving baggage
fees for all men and women who serve in our country's armed forces,"
said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing
and Guest Experience.
WestJet will waive all baggage fees for any military personnel,
including those from other countries, upon presentation of military
identification. This means that any military personnel may travel for
business or pleasure, in uniform or civilian clothing, with a maximum
of four checked bags at no additional charge. However, items that
exceed maximum permitted size or weight will not be accepted as these
items must still be shipped via cargo.
WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service
throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted
into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named
one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in
Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live
seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 96
Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries
for an additional 39 aircraft through 2017, WestJet strives to be one
of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
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