West Jet was founded in 1996 with Clive Beddoe leading a team of similar-thinking entrepreneurs. The policy of the airline was to provide their passengers more for less. The company started out with three planes flying out to five destinations and now caters to 71 destinations with a fleet of 88 airplanes. West Jet employs 7,800 people all over the globe. It is now the second largest air carrier in Canada after Air Canada. The culture of the airline is to provide a world-class guest appearance and their constant endeavor toward that end has seen them earn the title of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture for three years continually. View more on WestJet, www.westjet.com.
Flights Aboard WestJet
Exclusive in-flight services was started by WestJet in 2005 onboard its Boeing 737-700 and 800 flights. Entertainment from LiveTV is available on these flights through the Bell TV satellite network. A host of leading channels are available for the entertainment of passengers along with a WestJet channel. This channel shows a regional map of the aircraft’s location, altitude and speed. Entertainment channels are now available on all their flights. Their Buy on Board meal service program provides sandwiches, alcohol beverages and snacks which the passengers can buy on the flight. A few types of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are offered free of cost. WestJet is known for their classic service on business and first class sections as well as serving the economy class passengers some pleasant and welcome surprises. One of their major positive features is their consistent on-time performance. Along with their competitive pricing, they are also known for the lowest plan change and cancellation fee in the country. Book your cheap flight on board WestJet using FlyLink's search panel.
The average fleet age of WestJet is 5.1 years. The fleet consists of Boeing 737-600, Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-700, which is the largest in number in its fleet list. Future orders consist of more Boeing 737-700 and 800 models. They are hoping to reach a fleet strength of 113 by 2013.
WestJet flies to 71 destinations in Canada, Mexico, the U.S and the Caribbean.
WestJet has long-term arrangements with the best airport lounges across the country to help you relax in the best possible manner before you take to air. In a classic departure from established norms, there is no need to sign up for membership to enjoy these facilities. Beverages, snacks, meals and access to high speed internet can be had for a small fee. Premium lounges at select airports helps you relax and unwind and access to a variety of amenities. These include complimentary bar service, exclusive items for breakfast, lunch and dinner and business facilities such as Wi-Fi and internet.
Check-In & Baggage
WestJet provides its passengers the facility to check-in and select seats from 24 hours up to 60 minutes before flying. You can even print your boarding pass with their web check-in service. All information about baggage is provided to help you avoid last minute inconvenience. You can learn everything about carry-on and checked in baggage, carrying special items such as sporting equipment and also about claiming lost baggage.
WestJet frequent flyer loyalty program was launched in March, 2010. Passengers can sign up for its credit card program with Royal Bank of Canada and Master Card or through the airlines Frequent Guest program. Passengers can earn WestJet dollars through the scheme which can be used to pay for flights to any destination