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And considering it was made on April 1, it was.
On Sunday, the airline issued a statement saying it would start introducing child-free cabins on certain flights.
"Kargo Kids is an exciting new program allowing guests to travel on select child-free flights, creating a quieter and more relaxing inflight experience, while children travel in a special VIP area of the aircraft," the statement read.
"This is a win-win situation for guests travelling on these flights," said WestJet spokesman Richard Bartrem.
"This new service offers little WestJetters an incredible travel experience while providing their guardians and our other guests with a quiet, child-free cabin."
"As Canada's low-cost airline, we are constantly looking for innovative and fun ways to enhance the guest experience," Bartrem said. "The initial feedback of Kargo Kids has been quite positive and we're looking forward to the peace and quiet while we get families where they need to be."
If you believed that without clicking on the link in the press release offering more information on the program, the joke was on you.
A video shows a couple trying hard to control its chidren at a WestJet checkout counter and then checking them in with their baggage. A WestJet employee is then seen walking with the children towards and aircraft and loading the two tots into "the speical VIP area of the aircraft" - the plane's cargo hold.
The video ends with one of the toddlers saying, "Happy April Fools from WestJet!"