WestJet Announces New Unaccompanied Minor Program For Kids Traveling Alone In Canada

Yesterday, WestJet announced details on their brand new unaccompanied minor program, which provides a special service for kids who are traveling alone without a parent or guardian.

For a fee of $100 per child, per flight, your child will remain in the care of WestJetters from the time they board the aircraft until they are met by a parent or guardian on arrival. As part of the program, unaccompanied minors will receive a set of regular earbuds on flights with live seatback television and on routes with buy-on-board service, children will also receive a free sandwich or other buy-on-board items.

WestJet will accept unaccompanied minors on WestJet-operated domestic flights that are non-stop or flights that do not require a change of aircraft. This service is not available on connecting flights, flights operated by code-share or interline partners or on WestJet Vacations and WestJet Vacations Group bookings.

WestJet’s guardian fare program, which allows a guardian to accompany a child on their flight, will remain available for booking and can be used for flights that do not qualify under the unaccompanied minor program.

The program is required for children between the ages of eight and 11 and optional for children ages 12 to 17. Restrictions apply to a child’s eligibility and full details can be found at westjet.com/childrenstravelprogram.

What do you think of this new service? Would you use it?