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

14 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.

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