Archived Newsletters

March 2024

Air Canada Inflight Connections

Soar, surf and stay connected with Air Canada's high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi, available on most Air Canada flights and all Air Canada Rouge flights. 

Buy before you fly

Purchase your Wi-Fi passes in advance, and you’ll save compared to purchasing onboard. Choose from 1-hour, one-way or monthly passes, and enjoy all the wonders of the Web and your social networks in the air.  Passes start from $6.50.

Use Your Aeroplan Points
You can now use your Aeroplan points to purchase Wi-Fi and stay connected from takeoff to landing.  When on board, simply choose a Wi-Fi pass priced in points, sign in to your Aeroplan account, and redeem for Wi-Fi access. 

Free texting for Aeroplan Members. Sponsored by Bell.

To use free texting, make sure you add your Aeroplan number to your booking before you complete your check-in. You can use: Apple’s iMessage, Meta’s Messenger and WhatsApp, Messages by Google, WeChat, LINE, KakaoTalk, Telegram, Tencent QQ, and Rakuten’s Viber.  Please note that photos, videos and attachments are not supported.

Air Canada Rouge Wi-Fi

With Air Canada Rouge, purchase your Wi-Fi passes the same as any Air Canada flight, unless you're flying in Premium Rouge, where you'll enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi directly on your own personal device!


Baggage Fee Update

Effective February 15, WestJet increased the first and second checked bag fee amounts by $5. While incremental baggage fee increases are standard across the industry, this is their first system-wide baggage fee increase since 2018.

The new fee amounts apply to:

  • all fares where a first and/or second bag fee is currently charged;
  • all travel regions;
  • all channels where baggage fees are paid (pre-paid, self-serve check-in and airport check-in); and
  • tickets issued on or after February, 15, 2024 for travel on or after February 15, 2024.
  • Excess baggage fees and overweight/oversized fees remain unchanged at this time.

If you booked before February 15, the original fee amount will be honoured. 

To save time and money, we encourage you to pre-pay for up to two bags before check-in.  Guests are encouraged to prepay for their first and second checked bags as fees will increase by $10 through self-serve check-in, and a further $10 if paid at the airport with an agent.   Or you can choose to book a fare that includes checked baggage, such as EconoFlex, Premium or Business.

If you have booked your ticket using the WestJet RBC® World Elite Mastercard, the cardholder and up to eight guests on the same reservation are eligible for the first checked bag free.

WestJet Rewards members with Silver and Gold status will continue to receive up to two free checked bags. Platinum Rewards members may check up to three bags at no cost.

To see baggage fee chart, click here



Porter Airlines Updates

Porter Airlines is launching new service between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) starting May 16, 2024 allowing for greater connectivity in Western Canada.

The new route departs Toronto Pearson at 2:30pm arriving at 4:04pm and departs Saskatoon at 4:55pm arriving at 10:09pm (local times).

Porter is the only airline on this route offering a two-by-two configuration with no middle seats. Passengers can also enjoy Porter's famous hospitality, featuring free, fast WiFi, premium snacks, and complimentary beer and wine served in real glassware for everyone onboard.

Porter Airlines’ new Ottawa-Calgary route is now operational.

The new daily roundtrip service on Porter’s E195-E2 aircraft is designed to facilitate seamless transfers for passengers travelling to Eastern Canada and the U.S. through Ottawa International Airport (YOW).

From Ottawa, flights depart at 6:20 p.m., arriving in Calgary at 8:49 p.m. On the return leg, flights depart Calgary at 8:50 a.m., arriving in Ottawa at 2:40 p.m.  Porter operates 16 nonstop routes from Ottawa.