Effective Jan. 17, WestJet is updating its fare bundles and change fees.
WestJet’s Econo bundle will include more fare classes; change fees will be based on origin and destination; and Flex fares will offer added value.
“As we implement these new updates, we are pleased to share that we are not changing travel agent commission rates,” said Lyell Farquharson, WestJet vice-president sales and sales incentive programs. “Our travel agent partners contribute greatly to WestJet’s success, and we will continue to reward agents for their hard work by offering the same base commission.”
The following changes take effect on Jan. 17:
- WestJet’s L and Q fare classes will move from the Flex fare bundle to the Econo fare bundle. Base commission rates will not change due to L and Q moving from Flex to Econo.
- Tickets booked on a Flex fare bundle will enjoy pre-reserved seating for regular seats at no charge. The first checked bag will continue to be included in Flex fares.
- Change fees will be based on region. WestJet will continue to be competitive in the marketplace, as fees will still be charged per person, per transaction for all regions.