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WestJet Vacations - Baggage and Travel Protection Plan 

Westjet Baggage Fees

When is your first bag free?

First bag fees are included when you have a WestJet RBC® World Elite Mastercard. The primary cardholder can cover the cost of the 1st bag for up to 8 guests on the same booking (not bad).

First bag fees are also included for: EconoFlex, Premium and Business fares.   WestJet Rewards members with Silver, Gold and Platinum status as well.

Second bags are included for Premium and Business guests, as well as Silver, Gold, and Platinum Rewards members

Excess bags are included for Platinum Rewards members only.

You will be able to prepay for up to two pieces of checked baggage on WestJet operated flights when you book online or through Manage Trips at any time up to 24 hours before your flight.

Checked baggage fees may also be paid when you check-in online or at the airport 24 hours to 60 minutes before you fly.  Watch out though because paying for you bags at this time adds an extra $10 per bag, so guests are encouraged to pre-pay for their first and second bags in advance.

FEES: Flights operated by WestJet:

  • A fee of $30.00-35.40 CAD/USD will be charged for the first piece of checked baggage
  • A fee of $50.00-59.00 CAD/USD will be charged for the second piece of baggage; and
  • $100.00-118.00 CAD/USD for a third or fourth piece when selecting the pre-paid baggage option through the Contact Centre or self-managing through Manage Trips in advance of the 24-hour check-in window.
  • If paying within 24hrs, add $10 more dollars
  • Vacations booked with a Premium fare or Business fare receive 2 free checked bags. A fee of $100.00-118.00 CAD/USD will be charged for overweight or oversized baggage.
  • Select sporting and hunting equipment are subject to a handling fee of $50.00-59.00 CAD/USD.

Currency will be based on the location of fee payment; outside of Canada all fees will be charged in USD.

For complete checked baggage information, visit https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/baggage/allowance. For a list of checked baggage fees, visit https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/flights/fees.


If all this is a lot…


WestJet Vacations Travel Protection Plan 

WESTJET  TRAVEL PROTECTION  $89pp (during the holidays it can run up to $149pp)

The WestJet Vacations Travel Protection Plan must be purchased at the time of booking by all guests sharing a room in vacation packages and land-only bookings to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean and is non-refundable.  The exceptions are to those traveling to Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts.

One-time Free Name Change: Name changes can be made up until seven (7) days prior to departure. More than one name change can be completed within the same phone call for no fee. Single occupancy name changes are not permitted.

One-time Change Fee Waived: Changes to departure dates, destinations, room categories or occupancy can be made up until seven (7) days before departure, subject to hotel and flight availability. If the change(s) results in an increase to the vacation package or land-only booking price, the difference in price must be collected from the guest; no refund is issued if the new price is lower than the original price, and for clarity, the balance is forfeited by the guest. More than one change can be completed within the same phone call for no change fee.

Cancellation Fee Waived:

  • Cancellations will be accepted 21 days or more before departure on vacation packages, or before the first hotel’s check-in on land-only bookings, and the booking price will be refunded back to the original form of payment.
  • Cancellations made 20 days to three (3) day before departure on vacation packages, or before the first hotel’s check-in on land-only bookings for destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, and 20 days to seven (7) days before departure for destinations in Canada and the United States, will result in 100% refund to WestJet dollars;
  • Cancellations made less than three (3) days before departure for destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, or less than seven (7) days before departure for destinations in Canada and the United States will result in a full forfeit.

Car rentals, private transfers, excursions, theme park tickets and other attractions are non-refundable.

In case of cancellation, WestJet dollars issued can only be applied towards a new vacation package after a 15-day waiting period.

Offer is subject to change without notice.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms: If a hurricane or tropical storm travel advisory is issued for a guest’s origin or destination on their travel dates, a guest may change or cancel their reservation at any time before the first scheduled flight and no change or cancellation fee will be charged. For hurricane or tropical storm date changes, all travel must be completed within one year and the package value must be the same; if the value of the new package increases, the difference in price must be collected from the guest. For hurricane or tropical storm cancellations, the full value of your vacation package is refunded to WestJet dollars. WestJet dollars expire one year from the date of issuance.