A Complete Guide To WESTJET Baggage Allowances 2023

If you are planning to travel by WestJet, the first thing you might wanna check is the baggage allowance of the airline. Nobody wants to face any unwanted circumstances during their travels. Searching for information through all the different pages of their website can be tiring. Don’t worry we are here to make things easier for you. You will get all the information on WestJet baggage allowance here in one article. 

WestJet Carry-on Baggage Allowance:

Westjet allows one baggage and one personal item for each person. The baggage has to be within the given dimensions of the airline. Westjet doesn’t have a specific weight limit for carry-on baggage and items but it has to be light enough to fit into the overhead compartment. If the baggage or personal item does not fit according to the specific size chart, it will be placed with the checked baggage and additional fees may apply. The dimension allowance for the carry-on baggage:

Specification Carry-on BaggagePersonal Item
Length(cm)53 (21 inches)41 (16 inches)
Width (cm)38 (15 inches)33 (13 inches)
Height (cm)23 (9 inches)15 (6 inches)

Carry-on Baggage Fees:

One Carry-on BaggageNo fee
One personal itemNo fee
One equipment of for fare-paying childNo Charge
2 pieces of lap help infant equipment No charge

Carry-on Allowance Items:

  • Carry-on baggage includes baggage, bag, suitcase, etc. 
  • Camera or camera bag, laptop computer, or a small musical instrument such things are considered as allowed personal items. 
  • If you are travelling with an infant or children, you are allowed to carry a diaper bag, car seat, or stroller.
  • Foods or snack items are wrapped in a disposal package.
  • Electronic cigarettes and Vaporizers in allowed on the aircraft but restricted to use inside the cabin.
  • Duty-free merchandise purchased after clearing security is also allowed as carry-on baggage.
  • Coat, hat umbrella, or other personal clothing.
  • Medical equipment (such as an oxygen cylinder, battery-powered portable oxygen concentrators, scientific instruments, and human organs for transplant) with proper documentation is also permitted as carry-on baggage.

WestJet Checked-in Baggage Allowance:

The checked-in baggage should be weighing  23 kilograms or 50 pounds. The dimension of the baggage has to be within 157 total centimetres or 62 inches total. 

Checked-in Baggage Allowance fees:

If you are flying on Westjet, you are allowed to carry up to 4 bags, with Westjet encore 2 to 3 bags are allowed. If you’re flying from/to Jamaica or Trinidad and Tobago, you can only carry 2 bags. The baggage allowance fees depend on the destination and which class you are planning on travelling to. 

Flight Type1st Bag2nd Bag3rd Bag4th Bag
BasicEconomy Class$30-35.40$50-59$100-118$100-118
EconoFlexNo fee
PremiumNo feeNo fee$100-118$100-118
BusinessNo feeNo fee$100-118$100-118

If you are travelling between Canada and Europe through basic economy class, you have to pay a little bit more. 

The flight between Canada & Europe1st Bag2nd Bag3rd Bag4th Bag
Basic Economy Class$60-71$90-107$100-118$100-118

WestJet does not accept any kind of baggage fee via the contact centre.

Baggage fees paying method:

  • You can pay the fees for your baggage online 24 hours to 60 minutes before your flight
  • You can pay at the Westjet customer desk.
  • Westjet also allows paying at the airport kiosk.
  • Depending on the departure country, fees can be charged in Canadian dollars or USD.

Overweight & Oversize Baggage Allowance:

For any kind of exceeding (dimension or weight), you have to pay extra baggage fees. If your luggage weighs over 23 kilograms (50 pounds) that will be considered overweight baggage but should not exceed 45 kg (100 pounds). The dimension of the bag includes handles and wheels should not be larger than 158 cm – 203 cm (62-80 inches). Whether you are flying in the basic economy class or business class, you have to pay $100-118 for each oversized baggage. If you are planning to bring any oversized or overweight baggage, you must arrive at least 30 before your check-in time.

Military Baggage Allowance:

Any active veteran Canadian military personnel can fly on WestJet without paying any baggage fees including the waiver of oversized baggage. But the baggage must not exceed the maximum limit of baggage allowance. Other countries’ military personnel can also use the vantage to show valid military identification.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is sports equipment allowed on Westjet?

Westjet accepts almost every kind of sports equipment within a specific size chart. You have to pay a handling fee of 50$ for your sports equipment.

What can I do to get delayed or missing baggage?

You have to create a delayed baggage report proving your information and the details of your baggage within 12 hours of arriving at your destination.

Does WestJet allow pets as carry-on baggage?

You can bring your pet in the aircraft but the kennel has to be small enough to fit underneath the seat. You have to pay $50-59 for each pet.

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  1. Thanks for putting together this comprehensive guide to WestJet’s baggage allowances! I’m always looking for ways to save money on my travels, and I’m glad to know that I can check two bags for free on most routes. I’ll definitely be sharing this with my friends who are also frequent flyers. Do you have any tips on how topack efficiently for a trip?


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