Class Eligibility

You are included in one or more of the Settlement Classes 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. The Defendants and Co-Conspirators are:
  • Air New Zealand (Settling Defendant);
  • All Nippon Airways Company, Limited (Non-Settling Defendant);
  • American Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Asiana Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • British Airways, Plc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Settling Defendant);
  • China Airlines Limited (Taiwan) (Settling Defendant);
  • Continental Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Delta Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • EVA Airways Corporation (Settling Defendant);
  • The International Air Transport Association (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Japan Airlines International Company, Ltd. (Settling Defendant);
  • Korean Airlines, Ltd. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Malaysian Airline System Berhad (Settling Defendant);
  • Northwest Airlines Corporation (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Philippine Airlines, Inc. (Settling Defendant);
  • Qantas Airways Limited (Settling Defendant);
  • Scandinavian Airlines System (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Singapore Airlines Limited (Settling Defendant);
  • Societe Air France (Settling Defendant);
  • Swiss International AG (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. (Settling Defendant);
  • United Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Vietnam Airlines Company Limited (Settling Defendant); and
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways, Ltd. (Alleged Co-Conspirator)

Estimated Amount

$8.50 per ticket
Proof of Purchase
No
Case Name
In re: Transpacific Passenger Air Transportation Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 07-CV-5634-CRB, MDL 1913 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Case Summary
The lawsuits claim 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. As a result, ticket purchasers may have paid more than was necessary. The 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. One of the Defendants—All Nippon Airways Company, Limited—has pled guilty to fixing the prices of certain discounted tickets for transpacific air transportation sold in the United States from at least as early as April 1, 2000 until at least April 1, 2004.
Settlement Pool
$49,900,000 Any interest earned will be added to the settlement fund
Deadline
12/31/18
Contact
Transpacific Air Settlement c/o Rust Consulting Inc. PO Box 2209 Faribault, MN 55021-1609 info@AirlineSettlement.com 1-800-439-1781

10 responses to “Transpacific Airlines Price Fixing Class Action Settlement”

  1. Carl Tate says:

    Flew with Vietnam Airlines Company

    ADMIN – Hi Carl,

    If Vietnam airlines is part of the list by all means file your claim.

  2. John says:

    Does each person in a family need to submit their own claim or can you count them all together? Also, how does co-conspirator differ from settling defendant in terms of the class action suit?

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    File individually. A defendant is someone that was charged for sure. a co-conspirator may or may not have charges in association with their involvement. In the case of this settlement you file equally regardless of the status of the airline.

  3. Bonky says:

    Doesnt look like many of them are settling. So probability of any payout is not going to happen for a while right?

    ADMIN – HI Bonky,

    It will most likely be a while.

  4. Michael Smith says:

    pick up ticket on march/28/2003

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    If that is the qualified period consider filing a claim.

  5. CATHY SHAPIRO says:

    WHY WOULD THIS CLAIM PAY OUT…$ 8.50CENT…WHEN A FLIGHT COST OVER 4 HUNDRED DOLLARS…WELL ONCE AGAIN, ITS TO DISCOURAGE THE CONSUMER…MORE FOR GREEDY LAWYERS…PLUS INTEREST …WHAT WILL THE CONSUMER DO THAT DONT FILE, A VALID CLAIM

    ADMIN – Hi Cathy,

    Because you still took the flight. This was a price fixing issue not a damages settlement.

  6. Jane says:

    The link to the claim page is broken.

    ADMIN – Hi Jane,

    That is because this settlement is no longer available.

  7. Robert says:

    The claim form link is broken. Could you please fix?

    ADMIN – Hi Robert,

    I can’t as the deadline has passed.

  8. Shirley says:

    I tried putting my information in, back in December 2018. It said it would e-mail me a claim number but I never received anything and I had plane tickets for proof. I flew over that time but never heard anything. Is it too late for me?

    ADMIN – Hi Shirley, Please refer to the actual Settlement website for details (as we are only a class action newspaper, *not* the settlement administrator of this case): https://airlinesettlement.com/eng/mainpage/Home.aspx

  9. Robert Bell says:

    What Is The Latest Up- Date?

    ADMIN – Hi Robert, Thanks for your message. However, since we are only a newspaper of class action settlements, we have no direct connection to the cases we report about. As soon as we hear of open settlements, we post the news here; what happens to the settlement after that, we no longer post about. It’s up to our subscribers to follow up directly with their respective claims/settlement administrators and/or check directly on the settlement website (always linked above) for updates. Hope you eventually got in touch with the settlement admin.

  10. Elvira Cork says:

    Just now knowing about the settlement claim.