Westjet has always been a family friendly airline but they are keeping up with the times and finding new ways to keep their guests entertained on long flights.
Two friends of mine in the last month have commented on how Westjet is now renting out Tablet computers that are loaded with movies, games and Tv shows.
It seems some of the new Westjet planes aren’t equipped with live seat back tv’s yet. Instead of hoping their guests will keep themselves entertained, they are providing (for a $5 rental fee) Tablets for use in flight. Typically on longer flights (my friends were on flights from the Dominican Republic and Hawaii to Calgary), these $5 rentals proved invaluable in keeping everybody on board happy.
I recently travelled on United Airlines and Air Canada with the twins and some of the planes had no seat back tv’s and one plane had the old-fashioned drop down screens from the roof of the plane. My children are 9 years old now but they were not tall enough to see over the seat in front of them to watch the screen. That seemed like a good thing because the airline certainly wasn’t showing a family friendly movie.
Kudos to Westjet to addressing the needs of families travelling on their airplanes. For more information about Westjet’s policies and procedures before your next family flight visit their website here.