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WestJet warning public of ongoing phone scam

 
‎Today, ‎January ‎31, ‎2019, ‏‎1 hour ago | Canadian Aviation News

Provided by Westjet, an Alberta Partnership

Airline does not use telemarketers

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CALGARY, Jan. 31, 2019 /CNW/ – In the effort to raise awareness, WestJet today is warning the public of an ongoing phone scam where fraudsters are posing as WestJet representatives.  

“It’s important the public is aware that these calls are not coming from WestJet or a representative of WestJet,” said Richard Bartrem, WestJet’s Vice-President Marketing Communications. “Many of us here have been on the receiving end of these calls and understand the irritation they are causing. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience to the public and encourage Canadians to report their concerns to the correct authorities in the effort to locate the source of the issue.”

WestJet does not engage in telephone marketing and reminds the public to avoid sharing their credit card numbers and other private information with fraudsters posing as WestJet.

WestJet has more information posted on its advisories page under ‘scams’ available online: https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/travel-info/advisories

Additionally, the public can contact the RCMP Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or visit their website http://www.antifraudcentre.ca/ for more information and to report details.

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Just got the call-70% off Mexican holiday. Southern US accent. Best I don't print my final words of the conversation! 

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5 hours ago, Airband said:

To be fair, it appears the same applies for Air Canada. Both carriers sell ow fares that are combined to make a return journey so. AirCanada does have a better policy on their International flights (destinations outside of North America)  as the first bag is free.
 

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Basic and Standard Fares

  • Check one bag for $30 CAD/USD and a second bag for $50 CAD/USD, per direction.

Flex and Comfort Fares

  • Check a first bag free and a second bag for $50 CAD/USD, per direction.

The baggage allowance for flights between Canada and other international destinations varies based on the route and the date your ticket was issued.

  • All international itineraries allow for at least 1 free bag
  • The maximum fee for a second bag is $100.00 - $118.00

Exception: Economy Basic fare on flights between Canada and Europe:

  • 1st bag: $60.00 – $70.80
  • 2nd bag: $100 - $118.00

The second bag fee displayed represents the maximum payable fee. The actual fee may be lower for some destinations.  View our complete checked baggage policy

 

 

 

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Baggage fees and country of origin

As of August 28th, 2018, your baggage fee will depend on the country you depart from, as per industry standards.  

Guests departing from:

  • Canada - 1st bag fee $30 CAD, 2nd bag fee $50 CAD
  • United States, Latin America, Caribbean - 1st bag fee $30 USD, 2nd bag fee $50 USD

Guests departing from:

  • Ireland, France and Spain - 1st bag $30 CAD, 2nd bag $50 CAD will be quoted in Euros and exchange rates will reflect on your credit card based on the day of departure
  • UK - 1st bag $30 CAD, 2nd bag $50 CAD will be quoted in GBP and exchange rates will reflect on your credit card based on the day of departure

Baggage fees are per direction, including taxes. GST is charged on all itineraries that originate in Canada.

 

 

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