Westjet Airlines Check-In Guide: Complete Info

WestJet Airline is a Canadian Airline based in Calgary, Alberta. WestJet Airlines provides WestJet Vacations, Air, Hotel, car, and travel packages. It started its WestJet Encore services in 2013. WestJet offers affordable and flexible vacations for its customers for more than 60 destinations. WestJet offers scheduled services for more than 100 destinations in Central America, North America, and the Caribbean, and Europe to more than 175 destinations in over 20 counties. WestJet Also awarded travelers favorite mid-sized and low fare airlines in North America. In 2018 The WestJet was also awarded among the basic Class winners in North America. 

Several ways to check in on WestJet 

  • Online check-in
  • Mobile check-in
  • kiosk check-in
  • Airport counter check-in

WestJet Online Check-In  

passengers who are traveling with a WestJet booked e-ticket can do their WestJet online check-in to book their preferred seat using the PNR number. WestJet Airlines online check-in starts 48 hours before the scheduled and closes 12 hours before the time of departure for economy class. Travelers can also online check-in to select the preferred seat. 

To check in online Follow these below steps: 

According to the WestJet check-in policy, you have to Visit the WestJet official website and click on the WestJet online check-in option. Then you would be redirected to the page where you can make an online check for WestJet. 

  • Then you have filled in all the required details that is, your name, your PNR number, and your flight number, etc. 
  • From that point forward you can choose your preferred seat and confirm your online check-in. 
  • Then, your WestJet flight ticket would be displayed to you on the screen. You can either print your flight ticket right away or you can print it later, as you will receive the email with your ticket from WestJet. 

WestJet Mobile check-in 

If you are planning to visit somewhere, mobile check-in is another option for you. You can check in for your West Jet flight with your phone 24 hours before the scheduled time. It may depend on your departure destination and city. To receive a mobile boarding pass on your mobile phone you can use this option: 

  • If you have an e-ticket and your flight is on WestJet, then you may access your booking with your reservation code, an e-ticket number, or a frequent flyer account number. 
  • If you are an accompanying person or you are not a special need traveler, you are departing from an airport that accepts mobile boarding passes. If not then you can check in and print your boarding pass at the self-service kiosk or at the ticket counter.

WestJet Airport counter check-in

You can also check-in at the airport, every airport has a guest Assistance counter, if the passenger facing any problem  can ask the representative, or you can check-in

  • At a WestJet 24 hours or fewer before your flight 
  • With a friendly agent at quest assistance 3 hours before your flight

WestJet kiosk check-in

WestJet kiosk check-in for your flight at the airport Self Service kiosk from 24 hours to 45 minutes or 60 minutes. before your scheduled departure time (depending on your departure city and destination) and you can receive a printed boarding pass.

WestJet check in times 

Check-in available as early as :

  • For WestJet online check in: 24 hours prior to your scheduled flight time.
  • For WestJet kiosk check in: 24 hours prior to your scheduled flight time.
  • For guest Assistance: three hours prior to scheduled departure

Few points to Remember

  • You should visit the airport at least 40 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. If you arrive late or less than 10 minutes prior to your scheduled departure then you will be denied boarding. WestJet is not responsible for missed flights or any other portions of your flight due to late arrival at the airport. 
  • According to WestJet check-in policy, The cut-off times may not represent the amount of time required to cancel baggage and to go through security. We recommend that you should check-in  if you are travelling to Canada and 120 minutes for international travel, you should check in before 90 minutes prior to departure 
  • At most locations, the baggage will be accepted prior to 3 hours of your departure. Checked baggage will be accepted until the check-in cutoff time of your WestJet Flight.  For kennels check-in, the requirements will vary and it may depend on your airport. If the kennel arriving at check-in within 90 minutes of your departure time may be canceled. we recommend you check- in your pets and kennel 2 hours before your departure time.

WestJet Check-in Resources

How early can you check in for a WestJet flight?

If you are thinking how early can I check in for my WestJet flight? You can check in from the application or from online 24 hours before your departure. To check-in and check-bags at the airport, you must be there before a certain amount of time of your departure, within U.S, -45 minutes. 

What are you allowed to carry on WestJet?

On WestJet, each passenger can bring one bag as carry-on luggage and one personal item. The carry-on bag must fit under the seat in front of you, for example, purse or backpack, sports ball or laptop. 

What is needed to do Web check-in at WestJet?

For web-checking, the passenger will need the flight details, for instance, the PNR number which is the booking number or confirmation number of your flight, and the passport number, if the passenger is traveling with international flights. You also need to think about the number of bags you will be carrying. 

How early do I need to arrive at the airport for the WestJet check-in process?

The minimum time to check-in for the WestJet flight is 45 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time for Canada domestic flights. For the international flight from/to Canada 60 minutes before scheduled departure. Bags only can be checked in before a maximum of 5 hours before flight departure time. 

What happens if you don't check-in 24 hours before your flight?

If you don’t check-in before 24 hours, nothing will happen, you just have to check-in at the airport, but make sure the Airline will charge you an extra amount for using the counter check-in, Instead of check-in in online or at the kiosk. You won’t be able to check in without your boarding pass. 

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