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WestJet guarantees its lowest price - again!
Canada NewsWire
    Airline reintroduces industry-leading WestJet Price Guarantee and offers
    50 per cent off seat sale

CALGARY, July 16 /CNW/ - WestJet today introduced the WestJet Price Guarantee for guests booking from today until July 23, 2009, for travel this fall.

The WestJet Price Guarantee is unlike any other offer in the market because it ensures that guests are able to receive the lowest fare right up until two hours before their flight departs. The guarantee applies to flights booked between July 16 and July 23, 2009, for travel between September 8 and December 16, 2009. If, after booking, a guest finds a lower fare on for the same WestJet flight number, date and arrival/departure times, the difference between the fares will be placed in a credit file for use on another WestJet flight within 12 months. The WestJet Price Guarantee is valid up to two hours prior to a flight's departure.

"We introduced the WestJet Price Guarantee earlier this spring because it was clear that guests were feeling uneasy about the economy and its effect on their travel plans," said Bob Cummings, WestJet's Executive Vice-President of Guest Experience and Marketing. "Despite some positive economic indicators recently, Canadians may still be feeling uncertain. For this reason, we are once again offering our guests the chance to book with confidence, knowing that if they find a lower price before they fly, they'll receive the difference in a future travel credit. No other airline in Canada offers its guests this kind of flexibility right up until the day of their flight."

WestJet is also launching a 50 per cent off seat sale on all of its routes system-wide for the same period. The sale is in effect from July 16 to July 23, 2009, for travel between September 8 and December 16, 2009.

"We are launching this seat sale at the same time as our WestJet Price Guarantee to offer even more value to our guests," added Bob Cummings. "With fares at half their regular price, we encourage our guests to go ahead and book their flights with the knowledge that they are paying the lowest price."

WestJet Vacations is also guaranteeing the lowest price on select vacation packages to properties in five sun destinations - Punta Cana, Varadero (Cuba), Las Vegas, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun. Like the WestJet Price Guarantee, these packages must be booked between July 16 and July 23, 2009, for travel between September 8 and December 16, 2009. For more information, visit

WestJet Price Guarantee - the small print

This offer is valid on flights and specific WestJet Vacations packages booked between July 16 and July 23, 2009, for travel between September 8 and December 16, 2009, through,, our Sales Super Centre and participating travel agencies. This offer is only available in relation to existing confirmed bookings for WestJet flights where the same flight date, time and departure and arrival cities in a confirmed booking are available on at a lower price. Guests must call and notify WestJet of the lower price while the price is still available online. Guests must have their name and booking reference number available. Requests must be verified by WestJet. Approved requests will be given a credit file for the difference in base fare plus applicable GST/HST/QST (other fees and surcharges are excluded) between the original purchase price and the sale price. Requests that do not meet the criteria above will not be accepted, and no credit file will be created. WestJet's determination as to approval of requests shall be final. Credit files are valid for 12 months from the date of creation; however, they are non-transferable and may not be combined with any special promotional offer. WestJet reserves the right to amend, extend or discontinue this offer at any time by giving 24 hours notice on its website. This offer is only valid on select WestJet Vacations properties and cannot be combined with any promotional codes or other offers. For full details, visit and

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 66-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one of Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 79 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 42 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.