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WestJet is a Canadian Airline that was founded in 1996. It started off with service to Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg. Later that year, service was added to Victoria, Regina and Saskatoon. Today, WestJet flies to 18 countries and has become Canada’s favourite airline. And my favourite airline too! There’s just something about those WestJet staff.

One time I was flying from Calgary to London, Ontario. Just prior to takeoff, I took out my reading glasses and the lid on the case went “flying”. I mentioned this to the flight attendant as she was making rounds, checking our seat belts and carryon. Next thing I know, she’s holding up the case and asking the nearby passengers to be on the lookout for the missing lid. The guy behind me found it.

Another time, we were nearing the end of the flight to Calgary. The TVs weren’t working so the attendant decided we should have a game—called Toilet Paper Races. On this Boeing, there are 3 seats on either side of the aisle. The idea is you roll the toilet paper from the front of the plane to the back. If it breaks, you tie it together. Then you roll it back up to the front. The first side of the plane to finish wins.

I don’t remember what the prize was, but we all had fun. You only need one person in a row of 3 to participate, but it seemed like everyone was helping to get the roll unrolled and rerolled. Soon we were at the end of the flight and preparing for landing and we’d all had a chance to get to know our neighbour.

There’s a YouTube about WestJet that has recently gone viral. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here it is:

photo from WestJet.com

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