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Westjet Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance9/10
Checked Baggage Allowance6/10
Excess Baggage Fees7/10
Overall Grade7.3/10

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Westjet Carry-On Allowance 2016 ↑ Back to Top

Carry-On Summary

Westjet allows you to bring on board with you 2 pieces of carry-on, each of which may weigh up to a maximum of 10kg (22 lbs).

The maximum size for your carry-on is 55 x 23 x 40cm (21.5 x 9 x 15.5 in). The second item has a smaller maximum size, limited to 43 x 16 x 33cm (16.5 x 6 x 13 in).

There are special limits for those travelling to/from Jamaica, where only 1 piece of carry-on is permitted.

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Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

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Checked Baggage Summary

Westjet has introduced new baggage fees recently, incrasing the price of a 2nd checked bag. You will now be charged $25 + tax for the first bag, and $35+tax for a second bag, with additional bags now being charged $100 each. Only on flights outside of Canada/US, you are still allowed 1 free checked bag.

The maximum allowable weight for the checked bag is 23kg (50lb), and must not exceed 157cm (62in) in size. These are linear dimensions, meaning the sum of Length + Width + Height of your item must not exceed 157cm.

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Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

Westjet Oversize/Overweight Baggage Fees 2016 ↑ Back to Top

Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

The excess baggage fee has been increased from $75 to $100 for a 3rd or 4th bag. Oversize/Overweight fees also apply for any oversized/overweight bag (exceeding 23kg/50lbs, or larger than 157cm). Please note these are cumulative fees, so you may be charged all three fees if applicable (extra bag + oversize + overweight).

Special fees for sporting equipment and other oversize baggage do exist, be sure to check the specific rules for those items with Westjet if you're planning to fly with them.

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