WestJet has increased fees on checked baggage and advance seat selection in exit rows.

The new rates apply to bookings made from Nov. 3 onward for travel on or after Jan. 6, 2016. Bookings made prior to Nov. 3 are not affected.


First bag fees of $25 now apply ($35 for a second piece of baggage, and $100 for third and fourth pieces) to guests travelling to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Europe, as well as guests travelling on domestic and transborder routes. Guests who purchase a WestJet Vacations package or make a group booking to Mexico, Caribbean, Central America or Europe will continue to be able to check a first bag at no charge.

Guests that are travelling on a Flex or Plus fare get one free checked bag for Flex, and two for Plus. Guests that are either a Silver or Gold Rewards member and WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard holders can check a bag for free.

Fees for advance booking of an exit row are now $10, $30, $40 or $50, depending on the distance travelled.