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Send your mother-in-law packing

WestJet will even bring her back

CALGARY, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Mother's Day is just around the corner and mother-loving WestJet is ready to celebrate. Since distance makes the heart grow fonder, WestJet wants to help "send your mother-in-law packing" with a Mother's Day contest. The greater the distance, the fonder you will be.

Enter between May 5-12, 2014,* for a chance to win two round-trip flights to anywhere WestJet flies good for travel until May 15, 2015, (as promised, WestJet will bring her back). A random draw will be conducted on May 19, 2014, at 10 a.m. MDT, from all eligible entries received over the contest period.

"As much as I love my mother-in-law, I would relish the opportunity to send her packing," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President, Communications and Community Relations. "She loves to travel and I know she will be treated to a great guest experience when she flies with WestJet. None of our guests would be here without a mother, so thank one of those mothers today by sending them packing - I suppose it is up to them if they come back."

Find out more about WestJet's "Send your mother-in-law packing" contest by following WestJet on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. To enter, fill out the contest form. With any luck, Momma might bring along someone to carry the old bag.

*No purchase is necessary. See official rules and regulations for prize restrictions and terms and conditions.

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 85 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

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2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
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2013 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)
2013 Gold Stevie Award Best Transportation Company (American Business Awards)
2013 Chairman's Circle Award: WestJet Vacations (CPSC)
2013 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Leger Marketing)
2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine)

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