Poor weather expected on busiest travel day of the year
CALGARY, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - In light of winter storm advisories just
issued for parts of British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, WestJet is
advising guests travelling over the next few days to take steps to make
their travel experience more comfortable. The advisories also come as
the airline prepares to carry more than 60,000 guests on Friday,
December 20, setting a new single-day record.
The following tips will go a long way toward getting guests safely across the WestJet
Check westjet.com regularly for flight status and travel advisories. The website is the
quickest and best source for information on flights impacted by
Leave plenty of time to get to the airport and arrive no later than two
hours prior to the scheduled departure of domestic flights, and two and
a half to three hours for international flights. If weather conditions
worsen, plan to arrive even earlier.
Access all available self-service options to shorten line-ups, including
online check-in up to 24 hours prior to your flight, and self-service
check-in and self-serve baggage tagging at an airport kiosk.
Check out the WestJet blog for more timely winter and holiday travel tips.
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