Transpacific Passenger Air Transportation Antitrust Litigation

Did you or your company purchase passenger airline tickets originating in the United States that included at least one flight segment to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, or the Pacific Islands between January 1, 2000 and December 1, 2016?

If these ticket(s) were purchased from one of twenty six qualifying airlines, you or your company may be entitled to a substantial payment.

Settlement Total
$88,502,000
Settlement Total
Eligible Purchase Dates
1/1/00 - through 12/01/16
Eligible Purchase Dates
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Background Information

Plaintiffs allege that thirteen Defendants and their alleged co-conspirators agreed to fix the prices of airline tickets for travel between the United States and Asia/Oceania, which harmed ticket purchasers who had to pay  inflated ticket prices. Defendant airlines deny they did anything wrong and the Defendants who have agreed to settle the case have done so with no admission of liability.

Settlement Information


Filing Deadline: December 31, 2018


Eligible Settlement Classes+

You may have an eligible claim if you bought a ticket for air travel from one of the Defendants or Co-Conspirators; the ticket included at least one flight segment originating in the U.S. to Asia or Oceania (Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands); and your purchase was made at any time between January 1, 2000 and December 1, 2016.


Air New Zealand Limited Settlement Class ("ANZ"):

All persons and entities that purchased passenger air transportation originating in the United States that included at least one flight segment to Asia or Oceania, from Defendants or their alleged co-conspirators, or any predecessor, subsidiary, or affiliate thereof, at any time between January 1, 2000 and December 1, 2016.


EVA Airways Corporation ("EVA")/China Airlines Settlement Class:

All persons and entities that purchased passenger air transportation originating in the United States that included at least one flight segment to Asia or Oceania, from Defendants, or any predecessor, subsidiary, or affiliate thereof, at any time between January 1, 2000 and December 1, 2016.


Philippine Airlines, Inc. Settlement Class ("PAL"):

All persons and entities that purchased passenger air transportation originating in the United States that included at least one flight segment to Asia or Oceania, from Defendants or their co-conspirators, or any predecessor, subsidiary, or affiliate thereof, at any time between January 1, 2000 and December 1, 2016.


Defendants, Co-Conspirators and Qualifying Airlines For Ticket Purchases+


  1.  Air New Zealand (Settling Defendant);
  2.  All Nippon Airways Company, Limited (Non-Settling Defendant);
  3.  American Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  4.  Asiana Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  5.  British Airways, Plc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  6.  Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Settling Defendant);
  7.  China Airlines Limited (Taiwan) (Settling Defendant);
  8.  Continental Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  9.  Delta Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  10.  Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  11.  EVA Airways Corporation (Settling Defendant);
  12.  The International Air Transport Association (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  13.  Japan Airlines International Company, Ltd. (Settling Defendant);
  14.  Korean Airlines, Ltd. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  15.  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  16.  Malaysian Airline System Berhad (Settling Defendant);
  17.  Northwest Airlines Corporation (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  18.  Philippine Airlines, Inc. (Settling Defendant);
  19.  Qantas Airways Limited (Settling Defendant);
  20.  Scandinavian Airlines System (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  21.  Singapore Airlines Limited (Settling Defendant);
  22.  Societe Air France (Settling Defendant);
  23.  Swiss International AG (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  24.  Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. (Settling Defendant);
  25.  United Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  26.  Vietnam Airlines Company Limited (Settling Defendant); and
  27.  Virgin Atlantic Airways, Ltd. (Alleged Co-Conspirator)


You may have an eligible claim if you bought a ticket for air travel from one of the Defendants or Co-Conspirators (with the exception of The International Air Transport Association); the ticket included at least one flight segment originating in the U.S. to Asia or Oceania (Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands); and your purchase was made at any time between January 1, 2000 and December 1, 2016.



Settlements+

 Eight Settlements that have been approved by the Court. Each Airline’s contribution to the settlement fund is:

Company  Contribution 
 Air France   $867,000 
 Cathay Pacific Airways   $7,500,000 
 Japan Airlines   $10,000,000 
 Malaysian Airline   $950,000 
 Thai Airways   $9,700,000 
 Vietnam Airlines   $735,000 
 Qantas    $550,000 
 Singapore Airlines   $9,200,000 
 Total    $39,502,000 


There are four new Settlements being presented to the Court for approval. Each Airline’s contribution to the settlement fund is:

Company   Contribution        
 Air New Zealand
 $400,000
 China Airlines  $19,500,000
 EVA Airways Corporation  $21,000,000
 Philippine Airlines, Inc.  $9,000,000
 Total  $49,900,000 


Disclaimer

Claim forms are available from the Class Administrator. Class members are not required to sign up with any third-party service in order to participate in the monetary relief, buy may instead file their claim directly with the Class Administrator. No-cost assistance may be available from the Class Administrator and Class Counsel during the claims-filing period. For additional information, class members may visit the official court approved website for this case at https://airlinesettlement.com/

 

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Step 1: Confirm Eligibility

Did your company purchase passenger air travel in which at least one ticketed segment originated in the United States, to Asia or Oceania (Australia, New Zealand or Pacific Islands) between January 1, 2000 and December 1, 2016?

On which of the following Airlines did your company purchases air travel, with at least one segment originating in the United States with a destination in Asia or Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, etc.) between January 1, 2000 and December 1, 2016?

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