Posted on: 27 June 2012 by Mark Howells
WestJet has announced a new agreement with American Airlines that will allow WestJet Rewards members to earn WestJet dollars on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines and its affiliates, American Eagle and AmericanConnection.
The agreement provides WestJet Rewards members with the ability to accumulate WestJet dollars faster, especially those guests flying within American’s extensive worldwide network of destinations.
WestJet Rewards members earn WestJet dollars on flights and vacation packages with WestJet and WestJet Vacations. WestJet dollars can then be used like cash, on any date, to any of the airline’s 76 destinations, with no blackout periods, and can even be applied to seat-sale fares.
"This frequent flyer partnership, a first for WestJet, represents the continued evolution of WestJet Rewards," explained Marshall Wilmot, WestJet vice-president, product and distribution. "We’re pleased to offer a rewards programme that’s easy, transparent and meets the needs of our guests. We’re confident our members will enjoy earning WestJet dollars even faster as they fly with WestJet and on American and throughout its extensive worldwide network."
The two airlines will continue to expand the relationship further, including the ability for WestJet Rewards members to redeem WestJet dollars on American Airlines flights. A date for redemption for American Airlines flights has not yet been determined.