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Canadians rank WestJet RBC MasterCards tops again

Both cards are consumers' choice for second consecutive year

CALGARY, Dec. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced that consumers have once again voted the WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard and WestJet RBC MasterCard Canada's top travel rewards credit cards in the airline category, according to

More than 18,000 Canadians voted for their favourite travel rewards credit cards in five categories during the month of October 2014. The WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard and WestJet RBC MasterCard finished first and second on a list of 18 cards in the airline category. Overall, there are more than 80 travel rewards credit cards in Canada. 

"We are very pleased to see that once again, Canadians have recognized that the WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard and WestJet RBC MasterCard continue to offer the very best value in their class bar none," said Bob Cummings, WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "These cards are cornerstones of the WestJet Rewards program, known for its simplicity, flexibility and tailored approach to rewarding guests for their loyalty to WestJet and WestJet Vacations. It is unlike any other program and Canadians are voting with their feet, joining WestJet Rewards at an unprecedented rate."

"Canadians voted the WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard‎ as their favourite airline credit card for the second year in a row, which shows that they continue to value the great features offered by this card," says Linda Mantia, RBC's Executive Vice President, Digital, Payments and Cards. "Clients want to participate in a program where it's easy to earn and use their rewards. The WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard allows them to do that while providing added benefits so that they can enjoy their travel even more."

The number-one-ranked WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard allows cardholders to earn WestJet dollars for every purchase made that can be redeemed in any amount, to anywhere WestJet flies, at any time. The card also offers a welcome bonus of $250 WestJet dollars and an annual companion flight for $99, plus applicable taxes, fees and charges. WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard holders, as well as up to eight additional guests travelling on the same reservation, are also entitled to check a first bag at no charge.

Rewards Canada, founded in 2001, was created to offer a Canadian perspective on the travel rewards industry, and is part of the FFB Group which provides information to help frequent travellers maximize rewards.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to more than 90 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods – even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit  

Recent recognition includes:
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine and
2013 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We employ approximately 78,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 38 other countries. For more information, please visit

RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2013, we contributed more than $104 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $69 million and $35 million in sponsorships. Learn more at


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