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    WestJet Airlines is based in Calgary and is Canada’s leading low-fare airline. This airline was established in the year 1996. WestJet Airlines is a public listed company and the first to adopt Required Navigation Performance (RNP) technology in their land aircraft.

Where do they fly?

    WestJet Airlines flies to various countries that include the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. In the Caribbean, they fly to major destinations like the Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Jamaica and Saint Lucia. Some of the cities in Canada where WestJet Airlines flies are Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Ontario. States covered in the United States include Arizona, Florida, California and Hawaii. For a complete list of destinations, you can visit www.westjet.com. Under the "Flights" tab, you will easily find a tab "Where We Fly" and then "Our Destinations."

Largest Hubs

    In addition to its headquarters city at Calgary International Airport, WestJet has several other hubs. The second-largest point of operation is at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. This serves as its main hub in eastern Canada. Additional hubs would include Edmonton International Airport, Vancouver International Airport and Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.

Popular Routes

    Some of the popular routes include Toronto – Miami, Hamilton – Punta Cana, Ottawa – Montego Bay, Victoria – Honolulu, Montreal – Cancun, Montreal – Las Vegas, Toronto – Cayo Coco and Comox – Puerto Vallarta.

Frequent Flyer Program

    WestJet Airlines has a rewards redemption program available. Customers can redeem their AIR MILES and this is available for scheduled destinations within Canada and the continental U.S. It is easy to redeem these AIR MILES. You simply have to call 1-888-AIR-MILES (1-888-247-6453) Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and midnight (ET) and Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (ET).

Cabin Amenities and Classes

    All WestJet Boeing 737 flights are equipped with live seatback televisions. Passengers have the option to change channels or volume individually. Almost all WestJet flights have Buy on Board facility. With this you can buy snacks of your choice; price ranges between $1 and $6.

Baggage Policy

    WestJet allows two carry-on bags of 22 lbs each and two check-in baggage of 50 lbs each on all domestic and international flights. Size of carry-on baggage can either be 22" x 9" x 16" or 17" x 40" x 13" and that of check-in baggage is 62". There is a $75 charge per extra piece and a $40 charge per item that is overweight. Similarly, if the baggage is oversize, they charge $40. If you are going to carry special items like sports equipment, scuba, skis, fishing rods, bicycles, skateboards, etc., you will need to contact 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538), and they will provide the necessary packing instructions and answer any other related queries.

    If baggage is delayed, passengers must inform the Customer Service Agent within one hour of reaching the destination if traveling on domestic flights and within 24 hours if on international flights. If the baggage doesn’t reach the destination within a 24-hour period, customer can spend $25 a day for three days to replace needed items. If the baggage doesn’t reach within 30 days, one can claim up to a maximum of $250.

Headquarters

    WestJet Airlines’ headquarters is in Calgary, Canada at the Calgary International Airport.

Airline Codes

    WestJet's IATA code is WS, its ICAO code is WJA and its Callsign is WestJet.
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