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Porter offers status match to WestJet Rewards customers

To the point For a limited time, you can get a status match with VIPorter if you have reached a level with WestJet Rewards.

Match your status with VIPorter

It’s Porter’s turn to offer status match, a few weeks after WestJet Rewards made a similar announcement.

In the case of the VIPorter loyalty program, only members with WestJet Rewards status are targeted. In other words, VIPorter frequent flyer status will be awarded based on the WestJet Rewards level achieved.

This status match offer is available until May 31, 2023.

You need to follow these three steps to get status match:

  1. If you are not a VIPorter member, you must first register
  2. You must send an email to to take advantage of this offer. In the email, you must include your VIPorter membership number, a screenshot of your WestJet Rewards account showing your name, tier, and expiry date.
  3. The VIPorter team will review your application and respond within three weeks.
VIPorter Status Match

Depending on the WestJet Rewards level achieved, the following VIPorter status is available:

WestJet Rewards Level Equivalent VIP status
Platinum level VIPorter First
Gold level VIPorter Ascent
Silver level VIPorter Venture

VIPorter members with frequent flyer status enjoy a higher points multiplier, dedicated airport services, free seat selection, and other benefits.

Once the status is obtained, it will be valid for a period of 120 days. In order to maintain status until December 31, 2024, you will need to complete a challenge.

Tip: If you have Aeroplan status, you can get a status match with WestJet, and then use your WestJet level to get a status match with Porter. However, be aware of the expiration dates and challenges that must be met to maintain your status with these two airlines.

Challenge to maintain status

From the time you achieve VIPorter status, you will have 120 days to reach the threshold of qualifying spend that will allow you to extend the status until the end of 2024.

The thresholds required for each status are as follows:

  • VIPorter Venture: $750 in qualifying spend
  • VIPorter Ascent: $1,500 in qualifying spend
  • VIPorter Première: $2,500 in qualifying spend

Essentially, any dollar spent with Porter, excluding taxes and fees, is eligible to meet the spending goal. For more details, see the VIPorter program terms and conditions.

Bottom Line

This offer of equivalent status appears to be in response to the offer made by WestJet at the end of March. This is a common practice in the world of loyalty programs to attract customers from competitors. These offers are also common in hotel loyalty programs.

If you are a frequent flyer on Porter or WestJet, this is definitely an offer to consider.

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Marie-Ève Leclerc
Travelling is a way of life for Marie-Ève, who spends almost six months a year abroad. She's always looking for waves to surf, great coffee and the best strategies to travel longer. You'll probably find her in a coworking space with other digital nomads, or by the sea watching the sunsets.

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