WestJet recently introduced a new revenue based multi-tiered elite program called WestJet Rewards. The new elite tiers Teal, Silver and Gold, allow members to earn tiered rewards starting with $35 bonus WestJet dollars and a three percent rebate in WestJet Dollars when $1,500 CAD in qualified spending is reached as a Teal member. Qualified flight spend is limited to WestJet marketed flights and excludes vacation packages, partner marketed flights and partner bookings made on WestJet.com. Silver status is reached with $4,000 CAD in qualified spend and members can earn up to a five percent rebate in WestJet Dollars plus one free companion pass anywhere in Canada, four airport lounge vouchers, four advanced seat selection vouchers and complimentary first checked bag. Gold status is achieved with $6,000 CAD in spend and includes one companion flight to any WestJet destination, an additional companion flight to any WestJet destination when $10,000 CAD in spend is reached and each $5,000 CAD in flight spend beyond, 10 airport lounge vouchers, free first and second checked bag, no fee to change flights on the same day of travel, priority screening and advanced boarding.
Through Jan. 31, 2015, WestJet is offering members two opportunities to quickly earn WestJet Gold Status benefits through February 2016. Members can earn Gold status through the Fast Track offer by achieving a qualifying flight spend of $1,500 before Jan. 31, 2015. Members must first register at http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?11827 and both new and existing bookings for flights flown during the promotion period are eligible. Members can also provide proof of top-tier elite status with another Canadian airline’s frequent flyer program by Jan. 31, 2015 and earn Gold status through the Status Match offer. Members must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your WestJet membership number, a copy of your membership card in another Canadian airline’s frequent flyer program showing your name and 2014 or 2015 top tier status, or a boarding pass from travel taken on the same airline between Jan. 1, 2014 and Jan. 31, 2015, indicating your 2014 or 2015 top tier status within that program. Top tier status is defined as status earned “through the equivalent of a minimum 25,000 qualifying miles or a minimum of 25 qualifying flight segments in that program during the calendar year.”