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WestJet Round-Trip Companion Voucher: A Complete Guide

To the point Learn all about the WestJet round-trip companion voucher, from the cost of using it to maximizing its value on your next WestJet flight.

As of June 30, 2024, rates change for certain WestJet round-trip companion vouchers. Find out more in the section below.

A WestJet round-trip companion voucher is a great way for travellers to save money on their flights. In this article, we’ll look at what WestJet round-trip companion travel vouchers are, how to get them, their costs, restrictions and tips for maximizing their value.

Whether you’re a business traveller or a leisure traveller, travel companion vouchers can bring you significant savings on your WestJet bookings.

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WestJet Companion Voucher - How does it work?

WestJet round-trip companion vouchers offer valuable discounts through the WestJet Rewards program. It allows you to take someone with you at a reduced fare; that person must take the same flight and route as you, and you must pay the applicable taxes and fees, in addition to the fixed base fare. They can be used for one-way or round-trip travel (including multi-city travel), so it’s best to opt for the latter to maximize value.

There is no blackout period for redeeming a WestJet companion voucher and you can use WestJet dollars to cover the cost of the ticket. For additional benefits such as seat selection or checked baggage, both passengers will be charged.

Simply log in to your WestJet Rewards account before searching to apply a WestJet Companion voucher.

While WestJet Companion vouchers are great value, there are some restrictions to keep in mind:

  • Not eligible for Business, BusinessFlex or Members Exclusive fares.
  • The same type of fare must be chosen for the main passenger and their companion.
  • Flights must be operated by WestJet, WestJet Encore and/or WestJet Link.
  • Does not apply to WestJet vacation packages or group bookings.
  • Vouchers are not transferable between WestJet Rewards members.
  • Cannot be applied to existing bookings or with the use of a discount code.
  • You must book the flight before the voucher expires, but the flight itself can be scheduled at a later date.
  • In the event of cancellation, the WestJet Companion voucher will retain its original expiry date.

WestJet Companion Voucher - How do I get one?

There are two main ways to obtain a WestJet companion voucher:

WestJet Companion Voucher - RBC WestJet Credit Card

The simplest method for most people is to sign up for a credit card. With the WestJet RBC Mastercard and WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, you’ll receive a WestJet companion voucher as part of the welcome bonus and an additional voucher on each cardholder’s birthday.

Other benefits of the WestJet RBC® World Elite Mastercard include free checked baggage. This card also comes with a generous welcome bonus in the form of WestJet dollars, which you can use to pay your two base fares.

Please note that WestJet Companion vouchers are linked to your credit card and cancellation of your credit card will result in their removal from your WestJet Rewards account.

WestJet Companion Voucher - Elite Status WestJet Rewards (Milestone Awards)

WestJet Rewards members can earn rewards for eligible expenses, including companion vouchers across the WestJet network. However, these milestone awards are generally better suited to business travelers because of their spending requirements.

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WestJet Companion Voucher - Cost

The cost of using a WestJet Companion voucher depends on where it was obtained, as there are three types.

Here is an overview of the costs of the basic fare:

Source Vouchers issued before June 29, 2024 Vouchers issued on or after June 30, 2024
WestJet RBC Mastercard
  • $199 for UltraBasic, Econo, EconoFlex, Premium and Premium Flex fares
  • Can only be used in North America, excluding Hawaii
  • $199 for UltraBasic, Econo and EconoFlex fares
  • $299 for Premium or Premium Flex fares
  • Can only be used in North America, excluding Hawaii
WestJet RBC® World Elite Mastercard
  • $119 for UltraBasic, Econo, EconoFlex, Premium and Premium Flex fares in North America, excluding Hawaii
  • $399 for UltraBasic, Econo, EconoFlex, Premium and Premium Flex fares elsewhere on the WestJet network
  • $119 for UltraBasic, Econo, EconoFlex fares in North America, excluding Hawaii
  • $219 for Premium and Premium Flex fares in North America, excluding Hawaii
  • $399 for UltraBasic, Econo and EconoFlex fares elsewhere on the WestJet network
  • $499 for Premium and Premium Flex fares elsewhere on the WestJet network
WestJet Rewards Elite status (Milestone awards)
  • $0 base fare for worldwide travel on WestJet network

The costs shown only cover the basic rate. Taxes and surcharges will always apply when redeeming a WestJet companion voucher.

WestJet Companion Voucher - Tips for maximizing value

You’ll get the most out of your WestJet companion voucher when the base fare is higher, because the discount will be too.

To get the most out of your WestJet companion voucher, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Premium fares: Consider booking premium seats to make the most of your travel companion voucher. Premium fares are higher, but the travel companion voucher allows you to save even more. For example, booking a round-trip ticket in premium class with a companion voucher can result in significant savings compared to the normal price.
  • Peak season: Using a WestJet companion voucher during peak season has several notable advantages. Firstly, it allows you to make significant savings on your flights, which is particularly valuable when airfares tend to be higher due to increased demand.
  • Last-minute flights: The voucher’s flexibility allows you to book flights even at short notice, guaranteeing availability for spontaneous trips that tend to come with a higher base fare.
  • Japan : WestJet operates flights between Calgary and Tokyo, and as demand for this destination has grown exponentially, the base fare has also been increased. Therefore, if you have a WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, the voucher will allow you to travel to Japan for a base fare of $399!

WestJet Companion Voucher - Redeem for a lounge pass

Although WestJet companion vouchers are primarily used for flight redemptions, they can also be converted into lounge passes. This option is particularly useful if you have lots of companion vouchers, but don’t have a credit card allowing you to use the lounge.

Only WestJet RBC World Elite credit card vouchers can be converted into lounge passes, on a one-for-four basis. WestJet Rewards members and their guests can use these passes, but the member must be present.

Many credit cards offer free or discounted access to the lounges. The best strategy is to keep your WestJet travel companion vouchers for what they were created for, in order to maximize their value: flights.

Bottom Line

WestJet Travel Companion Vouchers are a great way to save money on your WestJet Rewards flights. Whether you earn them through WestJet RBC credit cards (which is the easiest way to earn them each year since there are no minimum spending requirements) or by reaching elite status with WestJet Rewards, these vouchers can provide you with significant savings on base fares.

Don’t forget the restrictions on the use of companion vouchers, and consider maximizing their value by booking round-trip flights or upgrading to a higher class. Take advantage of these vouchers and enjoy more affordable travel experiences with WestJet.

Will I lose my WestJet companion voucher if I cancel the credit card that issued it?

Yes, it is linked to the credit card that issued it and will be deleted from your account if you are no longer the cardholder.

On which flights can I use a WestJet travel companion voucher?

On one-way, round-trip and connecting flights on WestJet, WestJet Encore and WestJet Link.

Can you combine WestJet dollars and a WestJet companion voucher?

Yes, you can redeem flights using both WestJet dollars and a travel companion voucher.

Can a WestJet companion voucher be used to purchase premium seats?

Yes, companion vouchers can be used to book premium seats, but not in business class.

Can I transfer or use my WestJet companion voucher to another person?

No, companion vouchers can only be used by the WestJet Rewards member whose account contains the voucher.

Can a WestJet companion voucher be used on a WestJet vacation package?

No, companion vouchers can only be used for WestJet flights, not vacation packages.

Do WestJet companion vouchers expire?

Yes, travel companion vouchers have an expiry date for flight bookings, but the flights themselves can be booked at a later date.

Will the WestJet companion voucher be reimbursed if I cancel my flight after using it?

Yes, the voucher will be credited to you with the original expiry date, and if you still have the credit card that issued it.

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Aline Nguyen
I'm Aline, an experienced traveller, a foodie at heart, an Avgeek, a photography enthusiast and an expert on credit card programs. I use Reward Points to travel on a budget and to save money on everyday life; writing about these topics allows me to share my passion and help you. ~ 7 continents and 75 countries ~

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