WestJet has brought back their elite status match offer for members of select Canadian loyalty programs. Those who hold elite status with Air Canada Altitude, Aeroplan (yes Aeroplan!) and Porter’s VIPorter program can get matched to Silver or Gold Elite status with WestJet Rewards.
As you can see, if you are a true frequent traveller, that is basically every level with Air Canada Altitude outside of 25K or a VIPorter Priority member you will get WestJet Gold Elite status. Aeroplan members of the program’s two highest levels, Black or Diamond and the lowest levels of AC Altitude and VIPorter will receive Silver Elite Status.
Not only will you get the WestJet Elite status until the end of the year, you will also get a fast track to retain status to the end of your qualifying year. That means if you joined WestJet Rewards in May of whatever year you’ll get the elite status until December 31st of this year but if you hit the lower spend thresholds with WestJet you would get that status extended to May of 2020. The spend requirements are $2,900 to retain Gold or $1,700 to retain Sliver. Normally you have to spend $5,000 to get Gold or $3,000 to get Silver.
Remember WestJet revamped their elite tiers earlier this year with such things as unlimited lounge access for Gold members, published details for upgrades and more.
Here are the benefits of WestJet Silver and Gold Elite tiers:
You have until May 23rd to send in your elite status details from any of the three competing programs to get your WestJet elite status match.
Elite Status Match – Receive WestJet Silver or Gold Elite status when you hold status with Air Canada Altitude, Aeroplan or Porter Airlines VIPorter. Full details. Apply by May 23, 19