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Westjet Elevation Lounge

Review: WestJet Elevation Lounge – Calgary YYC

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Here's the WestJet Elevation Lounge at Calgary International Airport (YYC) and how to enter it with some credit cards!

Review: WestJet Elevation Lounge - Calgary YYC

The WestJet Elevation Lounge has been open since November 2, 2020, and I just visited it. Here’s my impression.

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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge

Lounge Access

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).

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Westjet Elevation Lounge

The WestJet Elevation lounge is open from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.

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Westjet Elevation Lounge

I used my Priority pass membership with unlimited lounge access to enter, a perk of my Business Platinum Card® from American Express. Otherwise, I could have used one of the four annual visits coming with my BMO® World Elite®* Mastercard®* (this lounge being a member of LoungeKey).

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 - Dining Room

During COVID-19, there is no buffet (but the location predicts a nice place to get some food).

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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge

The service is done at the table, and you can order some food by taking a picture of the QR code stuck on the tables.

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Westjet Elevation Lounge Hot
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Westjet Elevation Lounge Cold
Westjet Elevation Lounge Dessert
Westjet Elevation Lounge Dessert

In the middle of the lounge, there is a large communal table. And on both sides long benches with small tables.

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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge

WestJet Elevation Lounge – Workspace

There are many spaces to relax throughout the lounge, with cozy armchairs having a small view of the outside.

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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge

And workspaces, which are perfect for isolating yourself. Note the chosen materials giving a sense of freshness.

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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge

A printer is available near the meeting rooms.

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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge

The lounge also has closed spaces for gathering. 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.

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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge

WestJet Elevation Lounge – Bar

The bar is the masterpiece of this lounge. Elegant, despite all the protections related to the COVID-19.

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Westjet Elevation Lounge - Bar
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Westjet Elevation Lounge - Bar

And what about this fireplace!

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Westjet Elevation Lounge - Bar
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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge - Bar
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Westjet Elevation Lounge - Bar
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Westjet Elevation Lounge - Bar

To take an order at the bar, you can chat with the bartender behind a plexiglass.

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Westjet Elevation Lounge - Bar
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Westjet Elevation Lounge

Or you can use the QR code at your place.

Westjet Elevation Lounge Mocktails
Westjet Elevation Lounge Mocktails
Westjet Elevation Lounge Classic Cocktails
Westjet Elevation Lounge Classic Cocktails
Westjet Elevation Lounge Speciality Cocktails
Westjet Elevation Lounge Speciality Cocktails
Westjet Elevation Lounge Hot Drinks
Westjet Elevation Lounge Hot Drinks

WestJet Elevation Lounge – Family Space

At the back of the lounge, there is another space to relax and read a magazine. And it’s also where you’ll find a space for families!

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Westjet Elevation Lounge - Bar
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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge

In this space, consisting of two rooms, there are televisions and other game screens. No doubt when COVID-19 is finished, toys will fill this space! Also, note that USB and sector sockets are available under the benches, allowing parents to connect!

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Westjet Elevation Lounge
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Westjet Elevation Lounge

Just near the family space, another separate room will probably allow families to gather in case of a lack of space within the Family Space.

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Westjet Elevation Lounge

WestJet lounge Elevation - Shower

Again, no false notes in the materials chosen for the toilets. And the lounge has several showers you can book.

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Westjet Elevation Lounge - Douche
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Westjet Elevation Lounge - Douche
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Westjet Elevation Lounge - Douche
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Westjet Elevation Lounge - Douche
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Westjet Elevation Lounge - Douche

How To Access The WestJet Elevate Lounge

In my post about the presentation of this lounge, I mentioned the four ways for accessing it. The most common being through credit cards

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!

You can also refer to this full guide:

Conclusion

This WestJet Elevation lounge is arguably the most attractive lounge available to Priority Pass and LoungeKey members in Canada! Don’t hesitate to visit this lounge on your next visit to Calgary (YYC); you won’t be disappointed!

Of course, I had the opportunity to visit it in the middle of COVID-19: as you can see from the photos, this lounge was far from full. It will be interesting to see what happens once travel resumes.

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