On my flight back from Kelowna, B.C., Canada, I hopped on my first WestJet flight to my connection in Vancouver. WestJet, a small, low-cost airline operating in Canada, was my fourth flight in a few days, so I had a few options to compare.
The small aircraft was full, but, luckily, I found room for my bag and carry-on. The overhead bins were smaller than I’m used to on U.S. flights, but I packed light so everything fit nicely.
My seat was comfortable and a bit roomier than I’d expected on a low-cost airline. Overall, I sat easy for a few hours to my connecting flight in Vancouver. The flight attendant staff was friendly, but brief, not a lot of chatter and attention, but enough to move in and out of the narrow walkway for service.
The airline came about in 1996 to compete with the larger, more expensive airlines in Canada. Prices range significantly as WestJet flies more than 100 routes across Europe, Asia, Africa, the United States, Oceania, Caribbean, Central America and, of course, Canada.
I’d recommend flying within the massive country of Canada by way of WestJet for economy purposes. Some domestic flights are as low as $60 and the website is easy to navigate. Peruse deals and discounts when connecting to another province in Canada.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.