WestJet Launches The WestJet Elevation Lounge at Calgary YYC
Today, WestJet introduced to the media its new WestJet Elevate Lounge at Calgary International Airport (YYC). This lounge will open on November 2, 2020, and we will have the opportunity to review it very soon, in real condition!
The WestJet Elevation Lounge covers more than 9,300 square feet with panoramic views.
The WestJet Elevation Lounge is conveniently located at Concourse B of the Domestic Terminal and is accessible to guests departing from Concourses A, B and C, as well as Concourse D of the International Terminal (when accessed from security checkpoint B or C).
The WestJet Elevation lounge is open from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.
At the end of the article, find out more about the credit cards you need to get free access to the WestJet Elevation Lounge!
WestJet Elevation Lounge - Family Space
The WestJet Elevate Lounge features a dedicated family space with activities for kids to interact with and explore.
This is something that Audrey and I enjoy a lot in the airport lounges to keep our two children busy without disrupting the rest of the lounge
WestJet Elevate Lounge - Dining Room
Who says lounge says meal!
Here’s how WestJet presents its meal offering in the WestJet Elevate Lounge:
- Chef-designed and freshly prepared menu that highlights local and seasonal ingredients
- Signature beverages designed and delivered by dedicated bartenders; a premium selection of wine; and beer options from Calgary‘s own breweries, including WestJet’s Elevation beer on tap by The Dandy Brewing Company, and an XPA by Annex Ale Project. All served from a vibrant and social bar in the heart of the lounge.
- Curated Canadian products from local companies such as Rocky Mountain Soap Company and Calgary‘s own Fratello Coffee Roasters.
You will be able to order food and beverages directly to the table using personal devices (as Air Canada already offers in some lounges)
WestJet Elevation Lounge - Workspace
Given the current situation, WestJet has designed the floor plan with reduced capacity to ensure physical distancing. The WestJet Elevate Lounge has many spaces for working and isolating yourself.
You will be able to book a meeting space for a maximum duration of 60 minutes and a maximum occupancy of 4 people. WestJet Rewards Platinum and Gold members may also reserve the space up to seven days in advance by calling their respective priority support number, available through the WestJet app.
WestJet Elevation Lounge - Shower
Something very appreciated, especially for international travellers: to be able to take a shower in a lounge. This will be possible thanks to reservable showers.
WestJet lounge Elevation - COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, WestJet implemented enhanced health, safety and sanitization measures. For example, Contactless, self-serve entry.
Also, face masks are mandatory for customers and staff (except when eating and drinking).
Finally, there is an enhanced and continuous cleaning regimen including electrostatic spraying, plexiglass shields at high interaction areas and hand sanitizers placed in high-touch zones.
WestJet Elevation Lounge - Art
In the WestJet Elevation Lounge, you’ll find works by local artists, such as a statement graphic of Canmore’s Three Sisters mountain peaks above the bar.
How To Access The WestJet Elevate Lounge
Many passengers will be able to access the WestJet Elevate lounge.
WestJet Rewards Members
WestJet Rewards members with Platinum, Gold and Silver status are eligible for complimentary lounge access based on their tier benefits.
For example, Silver members have 4 annual vouchers. Gold and Platinum members have unlimited access.
WestJet Business Class Customers
If you’re travelling in the Business cabin of our Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, you’ll also enjoy complimentary access to the WestJet Elevate Lounge.
For a fee
You can also access the WestJet Elevation Lounge with a WestJet boarding pass and a flat fee:
- Adults: $59 plus taxes
- Children (2-17 years): $30 plus taxes
- Children under 2: no charge
If you are travelling with another airline, you will also be able to access it with a higher fee:
- Adults: $65 plus taxes
- Children (2-17 years): $33 plus taxes
- Children under 2: no charge
So it’ll be better with the right credit card!
With credit cards
Great news! The WestJet Elevation Lounge is a member of the Priority Pass and LoungeKey networks. This means you’ll be able to access it using your credit card free lounge passes.
For example, if you have the Business Platinum Card® from American Express, you have unlimited access for you and a guest. With a lower annual fee, the CIBC Aventura® Visa Infinite* Card provides 4 complimentary visits per year to Priority Pass lounges.
Finally, a great choice could also be the BMO® World Elite®* Mastercard®*, which offers 4 complimentary visits per year to LoungeKey airport lounges. Besides, this card is free for the first year!
If you want free access to airport lounges, check out our ranking of the best credit cards for VIP lounges!
The WestJet Elevate Lounge is a great new addition during this challenging time! We can’t wait to review it in the coming weeks when it will be open!
Photos credit: WestJet