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May 19, 2023 Update: WestJet Pilot Strike Averted

May 19, 2023

Late last night, WestJet and its pilots reached an agreement, averting the strike. However, 107 flights were already cancelled.

Westjet says it is working to bring operations back up, but you should check your flight status before heading to the airport.

How does TuGo Travel Insurance cover those who are booked with WestJet?

Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption Insurance

As of today, May 19, 2023, if your flight was cancelled:

  • If you purchased Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption Insurance when the strike was announced: from May 16 to 18, 2023 there is no coverage for anything related to the strike.
  • If you did purchase a policy before May 16, Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption coverage is available if you’ve been contacted by your airline advising that your flight is cancelled or delayed due to an airline strike.
  • If you’re making changes to your travel plans, you should contact your airline before Claims at TuGo®.

How to contact Claims at TuGo:

Toll-free: 1-800-663-0399

Collect: 604-278-4108


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