Archived Newsletters

June 2022

Face Masks Still Required

In addition to the vaccination requirement, all existing mandatory pre-boarding and health requirements for passengers remain in place for both air and train travel. This includes health check questions and wearing masks inside airports and rail terminals, and while on board planes and trains.

Transport Canada requires that all passengers, six years of age or older, have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their nose, mouth and chin during travel. This includes at Canadian airport screening checkpoints, while boarding their flight, at all times during the flight and when instructed to by a crew member.

All passengers must wear a mask throughout their entire travel journey except for brief periods while eating, drinking, or taking oral medication, or unless otherwise exempt. Some of these exemptions include:

  • children under 6 years old

  • people who are unable to remove the mask without assistance

  • people who provide a medical certificate certifying that they are unable to wear a face mask for a medical reason

More information



Update to baggage fees within 24 hours of departure

WestJet is making changes to its checked baggage policies and providing more options to pre-pay for baggage before travel in order to save.

On June 1, 2022, baggage fees will increase by $10 CAD (or currency equivalent) when purchasing checked baggage within 24 hours of departure including when checking-in at the airport.  To save, we encourage you to pre-pay for your first or second bag in advance, as there are no changes to the pre-paid baggage fees when purchased before the 24-hour check-in window.

Changes to baggage fees will apply to bookings made April 27 onwards, for travel on or after June 1, 2022.

Ways to save

Through WestJet's flexible fare offerings, travellers can benefit from a first checked bag when booking EconoFlex fares or their first and second bags are included when choosing a Premium or Business fare.

As a WestJet Rewards member, travellers can benefit from free baggage options with Silver and Gold members benefitting from two free-checked bags and Platinum members having three.

Pre-pay for your bag(s) in advance, at a lower rate. Travellers can pre-pay for their first and second bags through Manage Trips on the WestJet website before the 24-hour check-in window.  Otherwise your Uniglobe Travel Advisor can also access pre-paid options.

For a full list of WestJet’s service fees, click here




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