Enhancements to airport experience on flights to and from the U.S.

We are pleased to announce that effective today, eligible guests departing from U.S. airports will now be able to receive the TSA Pre✔ designation using web, mobile and kiosk check-in. Until now, only eligible guests who received their boarding passes at WestJet counters could take advantage of the program, which offers a less-intrusive search when departing from U.S. airports.

The ability to check in, add your known traveller number and have your TSA Pre✔ 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.

To be eligible, you must be registered with TSA Pre✔ one of four U.S. Department of Homeland Security Trusted Traveller programs. When using one of the program’s dedicated security lanes, TSA Pre✔ members can leave their shoes, belt, or light jacket on while passing through the scanner. Laptops and liquids can remain in carry-on baggage.

Travellers eligible for TSA Pre✔ 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 Pre✔

Also starting today, we will also begin issuing electronic boarding passes for eligible guests departing from any Canadian airport to any U.S. or international destination served by WestJet. Guests flying from Calgary to the U.S. will begin to receive electronic boarding passes when the airport’s new international terminal opens October 31, 2016. Guests flying from any U.S. destination served by WestJet, as well as select international destinations served by WestJet, will also be able to receive electronic boarding passes.