WestJet Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or baggage

WestJet Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or lost baggage. Get up to € 600 compensation for a delayed or cancelled flight and 1.414 euros for lost luggage.

WestJet flight claim compensation: EU 261 Law and Montreal Convention

WestJet European compensation: delayed, cancelled and overbooked flight

WestJet EU 261 Law compensation}

Only when any of these two circumstances happen:

  1. When the airline is European or…
  2. if the flight takes off from europe

Compensation table under EU 261 Law: WestJet delayed, cancelled and overbooked fligh

outline – WestJet flight compensation according to EU 261/2004 Regulation
Flight (km) WestJet Compensation Claim
– 1.500 km € 250 Claim € 250
1.500 Km – 3.500 Km € 400 Claim € 400
+ 3.500 Km € 600 Claim € 600


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WestJet E.g. compensation according to european law

  • Flight cancellation from Paris to London: -1.500 km = € 250 + expenses.
  • Flight cancellation from Las Palmas to Bilbao: Between 1.500 km and 3.500 km = 400 euros + expenses.
  • Flight cancellation from Berlin to United States: 3.500 km + = € 600 + expenses.

WestJet Montreal Convention Compensations for delays, cancellations, overbooking and baggage

WestJet delay compensation

Suitable when these two circumstances occur at the same time:

  1. All luggage claims even if it is an european airline
  2. When the airline is not European and the flight doesn´t depart from Europe

Delayed flight, cancellation or overbooking compensation table according to the Montreal Convention

WestJet Montreal Convention Compensation
Compensation Limit of liability Expenses
Baggage 5.708 euros = 4.694 SDR (Special Drawing Rights) Other flighs, rents, tours, other missed flights

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WestJet lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation

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If you want to Claim WestJet for lost baggage you can get a compensation of 1.414 euros + expenses.

Outline: WestJet lost baggage compensation according to the Montreal Convention
Luggage claim Limit of liability Expenses
Lost or damaged 1.414 euros = 1.253 SDR (Special Drawing Rights) Clothes, cost of the baggage, taxis

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Important: Fill in the PIR to claim for the luggage to WestJet: Property Irregularity Report

Property irregularity report WestJet

About WestJet PIR

The WestJet Property Irregularity Report (PIR) ref number is a unique code that traces your delayed or damaged suitcase. You can find 10 letters and numbers and it is imperative to claim to WestJet.

  • Ref code
  • Flight
  • Number of lost luggages
  • Date
  • Issue
  • Colour and type
  • Name

The WestJet Extraordinary Circumstances

The term ‘extraordinary circumstances’ is applicable when the delay/cancellation is caused by something uncommon in which a claim receives no compensation. Example:

  • Security
  • Really bad weather conditions
  • Political or civil unrest
  • A few strikes not releated to WestJet like air traffic

WestJet not real Extraordinary Circumstances:

  • Problems with WestJet staff
  • Bad weather affecting a previous flight
  • Denied boarding due to the flight being overbooked
  • WestJet technical problems

WestJet missed connecting flight because of flight delay

It is usual in a WestJet flight to have one (or more) connections, on the trip.
If any one of WestJet flights are delayed, it can cause you to miss your connection.
WestJet must find you a new flight to the final destination and you will be granted up to 600 euros compensation if your new flight arrives 3 hours later than the original WestJet flight.

Can I claim my flight delay directly to WestJet?

First of all, if you want to claim directly to WestJet, you have to know your chances are very small, since very often WestJet tries to justify their flight delays with extraordinary circumstances that did not really happen, like bad weather. Therefore, it’s highly recommendable to direct your claim through lexority.

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Deadline to claim a flight: How far back can I claim a flight compensation to WestJet?

Deadline to claim a flight to WestJet: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, contingent on the type of regulation that applies in each case.

  • Montreal Convention: 2 years
  • Eu law: two to ten years. You must read the civil code for each country.

Documents to claim successfully to WestJet:

Reservation email

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Boarding pass

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Personal ID

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Guidance to claim WestJet

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Keep your boarding pass and e-ticket WestJet gave you. You should not get rid of them. They are often very useful to claim WestJet.

WestJet delayed flights for 3 or more hours

To be entitled to a compensation, WestJet delayed flight must be higher than 3 hours.

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Overbooked WestJet flight

WestJet Overbooking: When WestJet sells more tickets than the actual number of people they can accommodate.

The overbooking is legal, but you can get a compensation up to € 600.

WestJet aims to avoid empty seats due to no-shows, and this must be legally sanctioned.

When the WestJet passenger has received a flight ticket or any document stating the payment has been accepted and registered, it is a “confirmed reservation”. Boarding denials happen when a passenger presents to the gate but WestJet refuses them access to the plane.

How do I calculate the distance between airports to claim a compensation to WestJet?

WestJet flight calculate distance
First of all, keep in mind that which is measured is the WestJet origin and the final destination of the reservation. For this reason, in case we have a stop, you shouldn´t count it. The orthodromic distance (the shortest distance between two places by plane) between origin and final destination has to be measured.

In this link: https://www.distancesfrom.com/ you can exactly calculate the kilometers between places.