Class Eligibility

The Settlement Class consists of all residents of the United States (including the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico) who: traveled on American Airlines (“American”); at any time between July 13, 2013 and June 7, 2018 (the “Case Timeframe”); and meet the criteria of either or both subsections (a) and (b) below: were charged a checked bag fee inconsistently with statements in American’s Baggage Policy that passengers may check one or more bags for no additional charge, excluding oversized and overweight checked bags, specialty items, and sports equipment, for any of the following reasons:
  • At the time of check-in, the passenger held a First or Business Class ticket for a domestic flight;
  • At the time of check-in, the passenger held a Business Class ticket for an international flight;
  • At the time of check-in, the passenger held AAdvantage elite status with American or an equivalent frequent flyer elite status with a partner airline, or traveled on the same itinerary as a passenger who held such status;
  • At the time of check-in, the passenger was an active U.S. Military member or the dependent of a U.S. Military member travelling on orders; and
  • At the time of check-in, the passenger was an active U.S. Military member on personal travel. were charged a checked bag fee inconsistently with a Confirmation Email received by the passenger stating eligibility to check a first bag for that ticketed trip at no additional charge.
Those Settlement Class Members who fall within the definition of the class identified in (i)-(v) above have claims for “Baggage Policy Bag” Refunds. Those Settlement Class Members who fall within the definition of the class identified in (b) above have claims for “Confirmation Email Bag” Refunds.

Estimated Amount

$18.75 to $200 plus interest Please refer to the table posted under FAQ to obtain additional details
Proof of Purchase
N/A
Case Name
Max Bazerman v. American Airlines Inc., Case No. 1:17-cv-11297-WGY, District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Case Summary
This Case alleges that between July 13, 2013 and June 7, 2018 (“Case Timeframe”), American incorrectly charged certain customers baggage fees, breaching American’s contract with these customers. When customers buy tickets from American for air travel, a contract is formed in which American promises certain customers that they can check a certain number of their bags at no additional charge, depending on route of travel, cabin of service, frequent flyer status or other reasons. This case alleges that during the Case Timeframe, American breached its contract with certain customers by charging them to check one or more of their bags despite promises that they could do so at no additional cost.
Settlement Pool
N/A
Deadline
10/19/18
Contact
American Airlines Baggage Fee Settlement c/o Angeion Group PO Box 30478 Philadelphia, PA 19103 AABaggageFeeSettlement@AdministratorClassAction.com 1-877-450-8798

21 responses to “American Airlines Checked Baggage Fee Class Action Settlement”

  1. Kristin says:

    On July, 15 2017 I was fly from Mn to Fl.

  2. Robert Kennedy says:

    Where would I locate my previous trips?
    I am entitled to this rebate

    ADMIN – Hi Robert,

    If you are a member of AA frequent flyer program or you book using tools like Expedia or Chase they will have a history of your travel.

  3. Pamela Esenwine says:

    I flew from Boston to Orlando

    ADMIN – Hi Pamela,

    Please refer to class eligibility to check if you are a member.

  4. Mr&Mrs Frank Lomba says:

    I would to sign on class action.

    ADMIN – Hi Mr. Lomba,

    Follow the directions provided on this page to file your claim.

  5. TAQUANA JOHNSON says:

    I would sign on class action

    ADMIN – Hi Taquana,

    To file a claim please use the link provided

  6. Torri Stewart says:

    I lost over $3,000 in luggage on more than 1 occasion with AA

    ADMIN – Hi Torri,

    This is not about lost luggage.

  7. Reynold Marais says:

    If you do not have a Claim Number, the claim website has a section where you can enter your personal information, and American Airlines will check their records to see if you may qualify.

  8. Eddy (Edmund) Minor says:

    Eddy Minor is my name was charge $50.00 for flying from New Mexico to Pennsylvania when I was not suppose to be. Filed a dispute with AA and they told me no but it should not have been charged

    ADMIN – Hi Eddy,

    This lawsuit has nothing to do with charges like the one you describe.

  9. Cynthia faulk says:

    Where’s the claim number and code?

    ADMIN – Hi Cynthia,

    On the cards sent to class members by the class action administrator.

  10. Jim Gutierrez says:

    Where do I submit my claim on line w/o filling out a form and sending it snail mail?

    ADMIN – Hi Jim,

    This settlement does not offer an online only option.

  11. Jacqueline Garcia says:

    jacqueline garcia stating her claim.

  12. David Ford says:

    David Ford is my name and my suitcase and materials was ship to a different state and never was located

    ADMIN – Hi David,

    This settlement has nothing to do with misplaced baggage.

  13. Fred Fulton says:

    When can I expect payment?

    ADMIN – Hi Fred, The amount of time that it takes to get your rebate varies a lot. Sometimes it is as soon as 2 months after the settlement closing date. Sometimes it takes much longer. Also, please note that we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this case. We only post opportunities for potential Class Members of various settlements on this website. If you filed a claim and are waiting for your check, please check the settlement website for any updates on the issue, and/or contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are stated above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

  14. Karen C Shively says:

    When will checks be sent out?

    ADMIN – Hi Karen, The amount of time that it takes to get your rebate varies a lot. Sometimes it is as soon as 2 months after the settlement closing date. Sometimes it takes much longer. Also, please note that we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this case. We only post opportunities for potential Class Members of various settlements on this website. If you filed a claim and are waiting for your check, please check the settlement website for any updates on the issue, and/or contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are stated above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

  15. Aida Prado says:

    You return me a check of 18.75 and I pay for my baggage at that date in Colombia in pesos about in dollar 50.00 could you please review my claim number AAF1629661 Check Number 156697

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Hi, Aida. Sorry to hear that. However, there appears to be a misunderstanding. We (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the settlement/claims administrator of this case — we are only an online “newspaper” of various class action settlements involving various companies. Please check the settlement website for any settlement check concerns, updates on the issue, and/or contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are stated above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.  

  16. Carin Varone says:

    I just realized I never cashed my settlement check. Do I have any options on a replacement check?

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Hi Carin, Your check is stale by now. Luckily, the Settlement Administrator’s website is still up. Try contacting them via the Contact info above, or click on their direct website for details. Good luck.