WestJet To Block Out Middle Seats on New Canada-Hawaii Routes
The trial will take place on their new Calgary-Maui and Edmonton-Honolulu routes set to begin in early March, when passengers will be able to “upgrade” to this area and not have to worry about bumping elbows or armrest-gut-spillage from their neighbor for as little as $20 extra.
Cutting out the middle man also reduces aircraft weight, which is the only way WestJet’s 136-seat Boeing 737-700 aircraft will have the range for these routes. These over-water operations would more commonly be reserved for larger aircraft types. Air Canada, for example, will use a 767-300 when they begin their own Calgary-Hawaii service in December.
These new routes will only run for two months from the first week of March until May 1st, at which point WestJet transitions to a summer schedule.
In addition to having more room for yourself, not having a middle seat means that creepy guys can film your feet and post it on YouTube for internet perverts to enjoy….(VIDEO)