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WestJet Announces New Mobile Check-In Option

Canada's first airline to offer mobile check-in service for guests
travelling with checked baggage

CALGARY, May 17 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) (WestJet) today announced a new
mobile check-in option, providing guests with a time-saving alternative to
check in for their flights. WestJet is the first Canadian airline to allow
domestic flyers, travelling with checked baggage, the ability to check in for
their flights using their mobile device.
"WestJet is committed to ensuring a smooth and seamless check-in process,
while saving valuable time for our guests," said Dale Tinevez, Vice-President,
Airports. "WestJet is pleased to be the first airline in Canada to offer a
mobile check-in service for guests travelling with baggage. Once at the
airport, all guests have to do is collect their boarding pass from a WestJet
customer service agent or self-serve kiosk, drop off their bags at the
self-serve baggage drop and enjoy their flight."
Guests can now select their seat from 24 hours to 30 minutes prior to
their domestic flight using their mobile device, such as BlackBerrys, PDAs and
smartphones by visiting Mobile check-in can be used
by guests travelling with or without checked baggage.
Tinevez added, "Our mobile check-in product is another example of how
WestJet is committed to providing guests a stress-free travel experience."
In celebration of this new feature, guests can take part in the "Mobile
Check-in Contest". Starting today until June 21, 2007 guests will
automatically be entered to win a Golf & Spa Las Vegas package for two
courtesy of WestJet Vacations. Guests can enter by checking in on a domestic
flight via using a mobile device. Each mobile
check-in will equal one entry.
This package includes a trip for two from Canada to Las Vegas, three
nights accommodation at the Excalibur, one round of golf for two and one spa
treatment for two. The winner is subject to correctly answering a skill
testing question. There is no purchase necessary to enter. The contest is open
to Canadian residents (excluding the province of Quebec) who are age of
majority in their province or territory of residence. Total approximate value
of this WestJet Vacations prize is $2,350 Cnd. Full contest rules and
regulations are posted on

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service
throughout its 38-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's
most admired corporate culture in 2005 and 2006, WestJet pioneered low-cost
high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats on its
modern fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback
television provided by Bell ExpressVu on the majority of its fleet, WestJet
strives to be the number one choice for travellers.