WestJet launches mobile boarding passes for U.S. flights

WestJet mobile boarding passes for U.S. flights

WestJet passengers can now get their boarding pass on personal devices for on U.S. flights.

Passengers departing from any Canadian airport, with the exception of Calgary, to any U.S. or international destination served by WestJet can now get a mobile boarding pass on their personal device.

Passengers flying from Calgary to U.S. or international destinations will receive mobileĀ  boarding passes when the airport’s new international terminal opens October 31, 2016.

Passengers flying from any U.S. destination served by WestJet, as well as select international destinations served by WestJet, will also be able to receive mobile boarding passes.

TSA PreCheck

Eligible passengers on WestJet can now also get theĀ  TSA PreCheck designation using web, mobile and kiosk check-in. Until now, only passengers who received their boarding passes at WestJet counters could take advantage of the program.

To be eligible, passengers must be registered with TSA PreCheck (tsa.gov). When using one of the program’s dedicated security lanes, TSA PreCheck members can leave their shoes, belt, or light jacket on while passing through the scanner. Laptops and liquids can remain in carry-on baggage.

Passengers eligible for TSA PreCheck include:

  • Canadian citizens who are members of NEXUS
  • U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who are members of NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry, or TSA PreCheck

Ed Baklor, WestJet Senior Vice-President, Guest Experience:

“This next step is very important for our guests, particularly those who make use of one of our many self-serve options. The ability to check in, add your known traveller number and have your TSA PreCheck designation embedded in the barcode of your electronic boarding pass will make the security experience much more efficient, especially for business travellers and other frequent flyers.”

About WestJet

WestJet Airlines is a Canadian carrier that provides scheduled and charter air service to over 100 destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. It is currently the second-largest Canadian air carrier, behind Air Canada.

Routes: Over 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. It has a regional airline, WestJet Encore.

Fleet: WestJet operates a fleet of about 120 aircraft comprised of Boeing 767-300, and the Boeing Next-Generation 737-600, 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft. WestJet Encore operates a fleet of 26 Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops.

Alliance: None

N.B. Image credit: WestJet

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