CALGARY, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it is updating
the number of carry-on pieces guests are permitted to bring on board to
one from two, plus one personal item, effective April 4, 2013.
The carry-on item (eg. a suitcase, backpack or bag) must be no larger
than 21 inches by 9 inches by 15 inches and it must fit in the WestJet
sizing devices located in airports across our network. If it does not
fit, it must be checked at the boarding gate and picked up upon arrival
at the baggage carousel.
Personal items include small purses, laptop bags or mobility or child
restraint devices. For parents travelling with infants, a diaper bag is
permitted over and above the carry-on allowance.
"Updating our baggage allowance has many benefits," said Bob Cummings,
WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest
Experience. "Fewer carry-on items will mean more room for everyone's
baggage, and faster and more efficient boarding. This, in turn, helps
us stay on time. It will also create a more consistent experience for
guests travelling between WestJet and WestJet Encore beginning later
this spring, as well as for guests connecting to and from flights
offered by our codeshare and interline partners, most of whom have
already adopted this standard."
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service
to 85 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost
flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now
has more than 9,000 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of
more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen
aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful
international airlines in the world.
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