WestJet News – January 2024
Non-stop to Atlanta and Minneapolis
Find your client’s next non-stop flight to Atlanta or Minneapolis this winter. We offer service from Vancouver and Winnipeg to Atlanta up to five times weekly at peak frequency. Flights between Edmonton and Minneapolis operate up to five times weekly this winter, and between Saskatoon and Minneapolis up to three times weekly. And in April, we’re introducing Regina’s only year-round transborder connectivity with daily service to Minneapolis.
Your clients connecting in Atlanta or Minneapolis will be accessing two of Delta’s hubs. Through our longstanding partnership with Delta, your clients can travel onward to their expansive U.S. network on a single purchased ticket. Plus, frequent flyers of both WestJet and Delta enjoy reciprocal benefits including earning and redeeming in their preferred program.
Cancellations after departure in Manage Trips
To better support you and your clients during the ongoing weather conditions, we have temporarily enabled additional functionality in Manage Trips. If your clients are impacted by an IROP and there are no reaccommodation options, they may use Manage Trips to request a cancellation even if their initial departure time has passed. Your clients must request the cancellation within 72 hours of the time their flight was cancelled to use this functionality.
As a reminder, we put together a step-by-step guide on how your clients can use Manage Trips for select self-serve options.
Airport Improvement Fee increases
The following two airports are increasing their Airport Improvement Fees (AIF):
- The Greater London International Airport Authority (YXU) in Ontario is increasing its AIF for travel on or after February 1, 2024 and for tickets sold on or after January 1, 2024. The rate will be $15.00 per departing passenger plus applicable taxes.
- The Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE) is increasing its AIF for travel on or after January 1, 2024 and for tickets sold on or after January 1, 2024. The rate will be $26.00 per departing passenger plus applicable taxes. The in-province rate will remain at $6.00.
WestJet Vacations Partner of the Month
Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts
As of January 12, your clients can enjoy discounted rates, resort credits and first child offers on packages with Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, You can also access their marketing tool kit and learn about their rewards program, upcoming property enhancements and more.
OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels
Your clients can save $300 with a minimum 7-night stay at OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels in Hawaii.
Photo Credit: OUTRIGGER Kauai Beach Resort
Your clients can enjoy hotel savings with a minimum 3-night stay at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas.
Photo Credit: MGM
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