WestJet just announced their new WestJet Member Exclusive fares to more than 50 destinations worldwide. Partnered with Delta, the WestJet Member Exclusive fares on these flights can only be purchased using WestJet Dollars on their website.
How Much is the WestJet Member Exclusive Fare?
To give you an idea of what a Member Exclusive fare costs, we searched prices for the following four cities: Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, and Shanghai. The WestJet Dollar amount for European destinations is 598 CAD WestJet Dollars plus taxes ranging from $179 – $214. The flight to Shanghai is 1098 CAD WestJet Dollars and taxes plus $136.00 in taxes. Taxes have to be paid by credit card; WestJet Dollars can be used to cover the base fare.
Is the WestJet Member Exclusive Fare a Good Deal?
To see how this compares to purchasing a regular ticket, we looked at a flight to Paris from May 7-11. Who wouldn’t love springtime getaway to Paris? One can dream. The lowest airfare we could find via Google Flights was with Lufthansa for $920.30. Compare that to WestJet’s Member Exclusive fare of 598 CAD WestJet Dollars plus taxes of $196.70 for a total of $794.70. That’s $125.66 in savings.
Don’t have enough WestJet Dollars to cover the base fare for the Member Exclusive Fare? No problem. You can top up your Rewards during your online purchase. There is a small cost to purchasing WestJet Dollars. To purchase 25 CAD WestJet dollars, it will cost you $29.00. If you need full amount to get to Paris, you can purchase 600 CAD WestJet dollars for $630.00.
Do that math, and the airfare is still a whole lot less than buying it elsewhere.
Other than Buying WestJet Dollars, How Can I Earn Them?
Once you have a WestJet Rewards account set up, you can earn 1% back of the base fare of your ticket in WestJet Dollars. WestJet also has partnership agreements with American Airlines and Delta where you can earn WestJet Rewards when flying these airlines. Booking a hotel and car rental on WestJet’s website are ways to earn Rewards as well. You can also apply for the WestJet’s RBC World Elite Mastercard which offers 1.5% in WestJet Dollars on everyday purchases plus 2% back on WestJet purchases. Throw in free bags, an annual companion voucher plus a 250 CAD WestJet Dollar sign up bonus and you can see why this credit card has been voted Money Sense Magazine’s #1 travel rewards credit card five years straight.
How do I book the WestJet Member Exclusive Fare?
If you are an existing member with a stack of WestJet Dollars, sign in to your account and click on the Coupon code, Companion vouchers, all options link on the Book a Flight section of the website. This will bring you to the page which gives you the option to click on the Member Exclusive Fares in order to price out flights.
If you are not a member, simply sign up to get an account and follow the above steps. You will be given the option to purchase WestJet Dollars once you have an account.
These prices are based on today’s rates (October 12th, 2017) and are subject to change based on availability. Be sure to read the FAQs about the Member Exclusive Fare for tips and tricks before booking.
Check out WestJet’s latest video announcing their new Exclusive Member fares below: