Delta and WestJet give you access to more benefits and a seamless travel experience from beginning to end when flying between the U.S. and Canada.
We are committed to your safety and that of our employees so we have raised our standards at every point of your travel journey by implementing measures to keep you safe and give you more peace of mind.
Since travel looks a little different now, we're here to help you prepare for your trip, so you know what to expect on your next flight. Our trusted partner WestJet has taken similar steps, though their policies may vary.
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Beginning on March 18, 2021, Medallion Members can expect to experience elite benefits when flying on WestJet when you are ready to travel again.
Now, when traveling on WestJet, you will experience the below elevated benefits, based on your Medallion Status:
- Medallion Baggage Allowance, Lounge Access1, Priority Boarding2, Priority Check-In, Preferred Seats3, Priority Bag Drop, Priority Baggage Handling, Priority Security4 and Priority Transfer Desk.
See a comprehensive list of WestJet’s reciprocal elite benefits here.
Nothing is more important to Delta and our partner airlines across the globe than the health of our customers and employees. That’s why through the Delta CareStandard and WestJet’s Safety Above All, opens in a new window, a range of measures have been implemented to deliver you a safe and clean experience.
Delta and WestJet advise Members to check the entry requirements of their final destination prior to travel. WestJet is also providing up-to-date entrance requirements, safety enhancements and testing information on its COVID-19 page, opens in a new window.
1Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members, along with one additional guest accompanying the member and taking the same flight, will have access to the WestJet Elevation Lounge at Calgary International Airport (YYC) with a confirmed boarding pass for a same-day transborder or international itinerary that includes a segment between U.S. and Canada operated by Delta and/or WestJet or any of their respective affiliates (excluding Swoop) or contract carriers. Not applicable at partner or third-party lounges, nor when traveling on a wholly domestic reservation within Canada.
2Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members will board in WestJet’s Zone 1 group. Silver Medallion Members will board in WestJet’s Zone 2 group.
3When flying on WestJet, only Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion Members will have complimentary seat access, including Preferred Seats. Not applicable on Basic Economy fares. Available to the Member and up to 8 customers on the same reservation; not valid for companions when travelling on a group booking.
4Available at airports where service is available.
WestJet and Delta Air Lines announced that their proposed U.S. – Canada transborder joint venture has received clearance under Canada’s Competition Act from the Canadian Competition Bureau. The CCB issued a no-action letter confirming that it does not intend to challenge the proposed joint venture agreement between WestJet and Delta Air Lines.
“Today’s clearance by the CCB is an important step towards satisfying the conditions necessary to implement the proposed WestJet-Delta transborder joint venture,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “We thank the CCB for its timely and thorough review. The joint venture will lead to more consumer choice, connectivity, and economic benefits on both sides of the border by growing U.S.-Canada business and tourism travel.”
Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO, said, “This significant achievement brings us closer to implementing a joint venture that provides a world-class experience for customers travelling between the U.S. and Canada. The joint venture between Delta and WestJet will create an expanded network with more frequencies and destinations, improved airport connections and significantly enhanced loyalty program benefits.”
The proposed joint venture between the two airlines is still subject to regulatory approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation.