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WestJet expands baggage waiver for military

Oct. 20, 2011, Calgary - Effective today, WestJet will waive all baggage fees for military personnel travelling for business or pleasure, in uniform or civilian clothing, anywhere WestJet flies. This expands on a commitment made by the airline in August to waive baggage fees for military personnel travelling in uniform for duty.


October 20, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

"Having successfully tested our ability to deliver on this change with our process we are pleased to complete the program by waiving baggage fees for all men and women who serve in our country's armed forces," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience.

WestJet will waive all baggage fees for any military personnel, including those from other countries, upon presentation of military identification. This means that any military personnel may travel for business or pleasure, in uniform or civilian clothing, with a maximum of four checked bags at no additional charge. However, items that exceed maximum permitted size or weight will not be accepted as these items must still be shipped via cargo.