Now Canada’s favourite airline offers service for children travelling alone within Canada.
WestJet has launched a new unaccompanied minor program following feedback from guests encouraging the airline to unveil a service that allows children to travel alone.
Effective immediately, children can travel without a parent or guardian. The program is required for children between the ages of eight and 11 and optional for children ages 12 to 17.
Under the unaccompanied minor program, a fee of $100 per child, per flight, will be added to the fare paid.
For this fee, the child will remain in the care of WestJetters from the time they board the aircraft until they are met by a parent or guardian on arrival. On flights with live seatback television, unaccompanied minors will receive a set of regular earbuds. On routes with buy-on-board service, children will also receive a free sandwich or other buy-on-board items.
WestJet will accept unaccompanied minors on WestJet-operated domestic flights that are non-stop or flights that do not require a change of aircraft. This service is not available on connecting flights, flights operated by codeshare or interline partners or on WestJet Vacations and WestJet Vacations group bookings.
WestJet’s guardian fare program, which allows a guardian to accompany a child on their flight, will remain available for booking and can be used for flights that do not qualify under the unaccompanied minor program.
Restrictions apply to a child’s eligibility and full details can be found at westjet.com/childrenstravelprogram.