Transpacific Passenger Air Transportation Direct Anti-Trust

Settlement Amount
> $68.9 Million
Deadline
TBD
BACKGROUND
If you purchased an airline ticket that included at least one flight between the United States and Asia, Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands, and the airline ticket was purchased from Jan. 1, 2000 to June 15, 2015, you may be eligible for benefits from the transpacific airline class action settlement. A $39.5 million price-fixing class action settlement has been reached with eight out of 13 airlines accused of conspiring to fix the prices of airline tickets for travel between the United States and Asia/Oceania. As a result, ticket purchasers may have paid more than necessary. The consolidated class action lawsuit, was filed in 2009, alleging “a long- running, international conspiracy” by several airlines that fly from the United States to Asia and the region to impose “airfair increases, including surcharge increases, on international air passengers.
SETTLEMENT: > 68.9 million
Who is eligible?
Class Members of the transpacific airline price-fixing class action settlement include all persons and entities who purchased at least one flight segment between the United States and Asia, Australia, New Zealand, or the Pacific Islands from the defendants or their co- conspirators, predecessor, subsidiary or affiliate any time from Jan. 1, 2000 and the effective date of the settlement, which is the date when the court has entered judgement and time for appeal has expired.
Settling defendants for the first round of settlements:
  • Quantas Airways Ltd.,
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.,
  • Japan Airlines Int. Co.,
  • Malaysian Airline System Berhad,
  • Singapore Airlines Ltd.,
  • Air France,
  • Thai Airways, and
  • Vietnam Airways.
Remaining Defendants after Transpacific I:
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Swiss International
  • The International Air Transport Association United Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Deutsche Lufthansa
  • EVA Airways Corporation
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Airlines
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Air New Zealand
  • All Nippon Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • British Airways
  • China Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways
Deadline: TBD