WestJet Vacations now charging fee for first checked bags

WestJet Vacations now charging fee for first checked bags

CALGARY — As of Nov. 2, WestJet has introduced a new WestJet Vacations (WVI) fee for first bags to all international Sun destinations for guests travelling on or after Dec. 3, 2018.

Ranging in price from $30-$35.40, the fee is consistent with the charges on first bag on U.S. and Canada WVI packages.

In an official statement, the company said that “changing our bag fees will offset higher costs in today’s challenging and competitive market, while continuing to offer competitive pricing for our guests.”

Guests wishing to avoid this new fee can choose to upgrade to Premium fare and take advantage of WestJet’s Rewards program. Those travelling with the WestJet RBC Mastercard also get the first checked bag free for the primary cardholder and up to eight additional guests on the same reservation.