PRESS RELEASES 12/19/2013 4:53:00 PM | Canada News Wire

WestJet plans for busy day ahead


Poor weather expected on busiest travel day of the year

CALGARY, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - In light of winter storm advisories just issued for parts of British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, WestJet is advising guests travelling over the next few days to take steps to make their travel experience more comfortable. The advisories also come as the airline prepares to carry more than 60,000 guests on Friday, December 20, setting a new single-day record.

The following tips will go a long way toward getting guests safely across the WestJet network:

  • Check westjet.com regularly for flight status and travel advisories. The website is the quickest and best source for information on flights impacted by weather.

  • Leave plenty of time to get to the airport and arrive no later than two hours prior to the scheduled departure of domestic flights, and two and a half to three hours for international flights. If weather conditions worsen, plan to arrive even earlier.

  • Access all available self-service options to shorten line-ups, including online check-in up to 24 hours prior to your flight, and self-service check-in and self-serve baggage tagging at an airport kiosk.

  • Check out the WestJet blog for more timely winter and holiday travel tips.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 88 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,600 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world. This year, WestJet launched its new regional airline, WestJet Encore.

About WestJet Vacations
WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy-to-book travel experiences to 55 destinations in 18 countries, including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's fun and friendly image, extensive network and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations offers guests a great flight schedule and a wide variety of hotel and resort options to create fun and affordable vacation experiences.  For more information visit www.westjetvacations.com.

About WestJet Rewards
WestJet Rewards members earn WestJet dollars on WestJet flights, vacation packages and more. WestJet dollars can be used like cash towards the purchase of WestJet flights and WestJet Vacations packages on any date to any WestJet or WestJet Encore destination with no blackout periods, even on seat sales. More flights equal more benefits, including bonus WestJet dollars and Jet-Aways. Guests who use their WestJet RBC MasterCard will earn WestJet dollars even faster.

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