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Airlines Partners of WestJet

There is only so much airline competition in Canada, so I thought I’d give WestJet a closer look. WestJet is not currently a member of any airline alliance, but they do have some valuable partners to consider.

Code-Share

First of all, they have code-share agreements with several valuable airlines listed as follows:

  • Air France
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Japan Airlines
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Qantas

The code-share agreement allow us to earn points with other airlines when flying with WestJet. This agreement will help you pool your points into one airline if you have this preference. For example, personally I do not collect any WestJet Rewards, but I do have an American Airlines AAdvantage account. So if I were to fly with WestJet, I would bank my points into AAdvantage miles instead of earning WestJet dollars.

Conversely, you can only earn WestJet dollars on 2 of the code-share partners:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines

Though keep in mind that these dollars that you earn will not count towards the annual qualifying spend requirement for elite status.

Interline

WestJet also have interline agreements with the following partners:

  • Aeromexico
  • Air China
  • Air New Zealand
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Alitalia
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Canadian North
  • Central Mountain Air
  • Condor
  • Dragonair
  • EL AL
  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • Fiji Airways
  • Finnair
  • First Air
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Icelandair
  • Jet Airways
  • LAN Airlines
  • Pakistan International Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • SATA International
  • TAM Airlines
  • Transaero Airlines
  • US Airways
  • Virgin Australia

An interline agreement allow passengers to travel across this network of airlines with the convenience of a single reservation. This essentially makes it easier for passengers obtaining their boarding passes and check baggage to the final destination.

Conclusion

I actually hope that one day WestJet will become a member of Oneworld or SkyTeam instead of having so many different separate agreements.

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