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What are the Benefits of knowing WestJet Baggage Fees and the policy?

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Carrying baggage exceeding the prescribed limit by airlines might end up in either of the two ways. We might be paying excessive fees, or we need to remove or drop our excess luggage. If we are about to travel by WestJet Airlines, it is far better to know the WestJet baggage fees and policies well in advance, to avoid unnecessary confusion at the airport and make our journey hassle-free. Let us have a look at their baggage policy.

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Baggage Policy of WestJet Airlines:

WestJet’s baggage policy for regular basic fares which includes:

Carry-on Baggage, one carry-on item, one personal item we can carry these without any fee. Hold luggage or checked baggage – fee is applicable, which increases with the number of bags checked. We need to pay a fee for certain sports equipment. Also, we need to pay fees for oversized and overweight bags, and it depends on the bag’s weight and size category. 

Carry-on Baggage Policy of WestJet Airlines:

WestJet Airlines allows one personal item (laptop bag, purse, and briefcase) and one carry-on bag per passenger at a cost-free. Carry-on items should not exceed 114 centimeters (53 x 38 x 23 cm) or 45 linear inches (21 x 15 x 9 inches) that includes wheels and handles. It needs to be fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of the traveler. 

Personal items’ size and weight should not exceed 89 centimeters (41 x 33 x 15 cm) or 35 linear inches (16 x 13 x 6 inches). Also, it needs to be fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of us. Diaper bag, umbrella, jacket, duty-free items, assistive items such as walkers, strollers, child restraint seats, wheelchairs, crutches, etc. will not be counted in our carry-on allowance. 

Please note: Bulkhead seats don’t have under-seat storage. We need to place all our carry-on baggage in an overhead bin at the time of take-off and landing. 

Hold Luggage or Checked Baggage Policy of WestJet:

Two Bags are allowed in a Standard, and a maximum of 4 bags will be accepted (3 Bags is the maximum number on WestJet Encore flights). The maximum dimensions of the bag are 157 centimeters (length + width + height) or 62 inches. The maximum weight of the baggage should be 23 Kilograms or 50 pounds. 

What is WestJet Baggage Fees?

WestJet Baggage Fees charged based on our destination, if we are an active or retired military personnel, the type of fare we purchase, our status with WestJet’s frequent flyer program, our status with an affiliated carrier, or WestJet’s sponsored credit or charge card.

WestJet’s standard hold-luggage or checked baggage fee is 35.40 USD or 30 CAD for the first bag (Flex or Plus charges is not applicable). The fee charged for the second bag is 59 USD or 50 CAD. The third and every extra bag charged at 118 USD or 100 CAD. 

Please note: Fees stated here is subject to applicable Canadian tax.

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Excess Baggage Fee charged by WestJet:

As said before, WestJet charges 118 USD or 100 CAD, for the third and every extra bag.

The overweight fee charged by WestJet:

WestJet charges 88.5 USD or 75 CAD per extra bag weighing between 24 and 45 Kilograms (Between 51 and 100 pounds). WestJet will not accept bags exceeding 45 Kilograms or 100 pounds as hold luggage / checked baggage.

The oversize fee charged by WestJet:

WestJet charges 88.50 USD / 75 CAD extra for bags, ranging between 158 and 203 centimeters or between 63 and 80 linear inches. WestJet will not accept bags exceeding 203 centimeters / 80 linear inches as hold luggage or checked baggage. 

Please note: Passengers traveling to or from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, will not be permitted with oversized baggage except one golf bag containing golf clubs.

Do WestJet charges fees for sports equipment?

WestJet accepts sports equipment such as golf bags, hockey, fishing equipment, and lacrosse equipment that are matching their weight and size limits. And they will count it as one hold bag or checked bag. Three meters or 9.8 feet is the maximum length of any piece of sports equipment. Applicable charges may be levied.

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