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WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard is tops -- again

MoneySense magazine ranks airline travel card as best in Canada for second consecutive year

CALGARY, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard is once again Canada's best travel rewards card, according to an annual review and ranking of credit cards in the September 2014 issue of MoneySense magazine.

The MoneySense credit card ranking examined more than 200 credit cards based on consumer goals and spending patterns. Overall value is determined based on sign-up bonuses, fees and added perks specific to the travel category to determine how far your travel card will take you over a five-year period.

"We have created a rewards program that delivers on the needs of our loyal guests, and includes our award-winning credit card, " said Bob Cummings, WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "We continue to add benefits to our card product, the most recent being a free checked bag for WestJet RBC World Elite cardholders in addition to the $250 WestJet dollar welcome bonus, the $99 annual companion flight and many other benefits. Receiving the number-one ranking in the travel credit card category from MoneySense for the second year in a row means people appreciate the simplicity and high value of WestJet Rewards, and the card continues to win Canadians over."

"The top ranking by Money Sense reinforces our shared commitment with WestJet to provide Canadians with the benefits they value in a travel rewards card," said Linda Mantia, Executive Vice-President, Cards and Payment Solutions, RBC.  "In addition to the choice, flexibility, and convenience of where, when and how you want to travel with WestJet, our card also provides clients with the added annual bonus of realizing savings with our companion flight offer."

WestJet is the only national airline in Canada that still owns and operates its rewards program, offering members online, direct and immediate access to seats on any WestJet flight without any restrictions or blackout periods. 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 a yearly companion flight for $99, plus applicable taxes, fees and charges.

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 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:
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
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)
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)
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