WestJet updates carry-on baggage allowance

CALGARY, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it is updating the 
number of carry-on pieces guests are permitted to bring on board to one from 
two, plus one personal item, effective April 4, 2013. 
The carry-on item (eg. a suitcase, backpack or bag) must be no larger than 21 
inches by 9 inches by 15 inches and it must fit in the WestJet sizing devices 
located in airports across our network. If it does not fit, it must be checked 
at the boarding gate and picked up upon arrival at the baggage carousel. 
Personal items include small purses, laptop bags or mobility or child 
restraint devices. For parents travelling with infants, a diaper bag is 
permitted over and above the carry-on allowance. 
"Updating our baggage allowance has many benefits," said Bob Cummings, WestJet 
Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "Fewer 
carry-on items will mean more room for everyone's baggage, and faster and more 
efficient boarding. This, in turn, helps us stay on time. It will also create 
a more consistent experience for guests travelling between WestJet and WestJet 
Encore beginning later this spring, as well as for guests connecting to and 
from flights offered by our codeshare and interline partners, most of whom 
have already adopted this standard." 
About WestJet 
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 85 
destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by 
an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. 
Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,000 
WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing 
Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to 
be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world. 
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