New Platinum tier boasts highest earn rates and benefits, while Gold and Silver members
benefit from new enhancements as of Dec. 12, 2018
CALGARY, Dec. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced its newest WestJet Rewards tier Platinum and enhancements to the Rewards program are here in time for the holidays.
Starting today, WestJet Rewards Platinum, Gold and Silver tiers will make it easier for members to get even more value from WestJet's frequent flyer program. Milestone awards will be issued more frequently, and WestJet Vacations packages will also be added towards qualifying spend.
"Our WestJet Rewards program is fully transparent and provides our members with more benefits, flexibility and certainty than ever before," said d'Arcy Monaghan, WestJet's Vice-President Loyalty Programs. "As we go global with our new Boeing 787 Dreamliners and introduce two-by-two premium seating, we're making it easier for our loyal frequent flyer guests to experience the elite benefits and privileges they deserve through enhancements to our Rewards program."
By reaching Platinum, WestJet guests will enjoy the highest earn rates and benefits. Starting at $8,000 in annual qualifying spend, Platinum members benefit from an eight per cent earn rate on WestJet flights, with an additional two per cent incentive when booking with a WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard. Platinum members also benefit from priority services, lounge access along with priority for complimentary upgrades to our Premium cabin with the purchase of EconoFlex fares.
Frequent flyers now have access to the Gold tier with a $5,000 spend requirement. Members will receive two additional advance seat selection vouchers and have early access to purchase Premium upgrades 48 hours prior to departure. Additionally, Gold members are eligible for complimentary upgrades to our Premium cabin with the purchase of EconoFlex fares.
By spending $3,000 Silver tier members will benefit from enhancements including an additional free checked bag, access to priority check-in and bag drop, along with Zone 2 boarding. Silver members are also eligible for complimentary upgrades to our Premium cabin with the purchase of EconoFlex fares.
Also beginning today, milestone awards will be issued more frequently. Top-tier members will receive their first WestJet-wide companion voucher starting at $4,000 qualifying spend and will receive an additional voucher at every $2,000 spend thereafter. All milestone awards will be valid for travel in Economy or Premium.
Additionally, WestJet Vacations packages will now count toward qualifying spend to help WestJet Rewards members reach elite tier status faster.
Future enhancements to WestJet Rewards are anticipated throughout 2019, including enhanced lounge benefits, additional priority services, the introduction of a comprehensive upgrade program, improved self-serve automation features, as well as reciprocal tier benefits with our joint venture partner, Delta Air Lines, subject to regulatory approval.
Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas. Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.
WestJet is proud to be recognized as Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice winner – North America for 2017 and 2018 in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines. The airline was also named the Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.
Recent recognition includes:
2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
Connect with WestJet on Facebook at facebook.com/westjet
Follow WestJet on Twitter at twitter.com/westjet
Follow WestJet on Instagram instagram.com/westjet/
Subscribe to WestJet on YouTube at youtube.com/westjet
Read the WestJet blog at blog.westjet.com
SOURCE WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership
For further information: Media contacts: To contact WestJet media relations, please email [email protected]