WestJet Dollars is the rewards currency for the WestJet Rewards program. They are earned when you book flights and other forms of travel through WestJet and westjet.com as well as when you book flights with select partner airlines.
They can be redeemed for face value towards flights and vacation packages booked through WestJet. They cannot be used for other forms of travel booked through WestJet such as car rentals and hotel bookings.
What's the value of WestJet Dollars?
How much are WestJet Dollar worth on average? The simple answer is that they are worth face value. So 1 WestJet Dollar would be equal to 1 Canadian Dollar on average.
|WestJet Dollars||Cash value|
|1 WestJet Dollar||$1 CAD|
Redeeming WestJet Dollars for flights
WestJet Rewards members can redeem WestJet Dollars towards any flights marketed by WestJet. This includes codeshare flights operated by:
- Air France
Flights with codeshare partners can be booked online and will appear alongside WestJet's own flights when searching on westjet.com. You can find out what destinations you can fly to from any origin city using the WestJet route map.
When booking standard economy, premium, and business class fares along with their Flex counterparts, you will be able to pay for your flight either partially or fully in WestJet Dollars. You'll need to at least redeem 15 WestJet Dollars per guest, per direction of travel.
If you choose to pay partially in WestJet Dollars, you'll still be able to earn WestJet Dollars on the portion of your base fare paid in cash or card (does not apply to Basic fare).
Member Exclusive Fare
Member Exclusive Fares allow you to redeem WestJet Dollars to save money on the cost of a flight. If you're signed into your WestJet Rewards account, you'll see the option after doing a search and selecting a fare.
When booking these fares, you'll be able to earn slightly more value out of your WestJet Dollars meaning that they will be worth a little more than 1 Canadian Dollar each.
For example, the Member Exclusive fare for the flight pictured above will cost you 164 WestJet Dollars plus $96.94 CAD saving you $20.57 off the economy price. Doing the math, this would make your WestJet Dollars worth $1.12 CAD which is better than the face value of $1 CAD each.
Be sure that when considering the Member Exclusive Fare that you run the numbers. There are times in which the savings from the fare are so low that the Basic Economy fare will beat out the "savings" from the Member Exclusive Fare.
Using WestJet Dollars for vacation packages
WestJet Dollars can be used to book vacation packages. When booking the package, you can pay partially or fully in WestJet Dollars with a minimum of 50 WestJet Dollars required.
As with flights, if you choose to pay partially in WestJet Dollars, you'll still be able to earn WestJet Dollars on the portion of your base fare paid in cash or card.
Convert WestJet Dollars to Canadian Dollars
Use the WestJet Dollars Value Calculator to calculate the cash value of WestJet Dollars (WSD). This will give you an idea of how much your WestJet Dollars are worth on average.
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WestJet Member Exclusive Fare Calculator
Calculate how much your WestJet Points are worth when used for a Member Exclusive Fare. This will let you know how much value you're getting out of the Member Exclusive Fare and if it's worth it.
Credit Cards that earn WestJet Dollars
WestJet offers two co-branded credit cards through RBC that can earn you WestJet Dollars on everyday purchases. These cards also offer various benefits with WestJet including an annual companion flight! If you frequently fly WestJet, I highly recommend considering one of their co-branded cards.
Here are the two credit cards that WestJet offers:
WestJet is a direct transfer partner of one major credit card rewards program in Canada: RBC Avion Rewards. This opens up a handful of additional credit cards that you can use to boost your WestJet Dollars balance.
How much are WestJet Dollars (WSD) worth?
WestJet Dollars are worth face value meaning that that 1 WestJet Dollar is equal to 1 Canadian Dollar.
What can you use WestJet Dollars for?
WestJet Dollars can be redeemed for any flight marketed by WestJet, including codeshare flights operated by Aeromexico, Air France, Delta, KLM, and Qantas.
Can you use WestJet Dollars for car rentals and hotel bookings?
No. WestJet Dollars can only be used towards flights and vacation packages booked through WestJet.
How much is $3,000 WestJet Dollars worth?
$3,000 WestJet Dollars would have an average value of $3,000 CAD, but it is possible to get higher value using Member Exclusive Fares.
What's the best way to earn WestJet Dollars?
Booking flights through WestJet using your WestJet Rewards number and using WestJet credit cards are the best ways to quickly earn WestJet Dollars.