You May Get a Share of Money From Asia Oceania Airline Ticket Settlement

You may be eligible for your share of $49,000,000.00 from a class action settlement which was reached in litigation if you were incorrectly charged by Air New Zealand Limited, China Airlines, Limited, EVA Airways Corporation, and Philippine Airlines pertaining to the pricing of tickets for transpacific flight segments originating in the United States to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, or the Pacific Islands between Saturday, January 1, 2000 and Thursday, December 1, 2016…

You May Get a Share of Money From Asia Oceania Airline Ticket Settlement

…but you must electronically submit your claim with a valid claim no later than Monday, December 31, 2018 using this form.

This case alleges that the aforementioned airlines — as well as 22 other commercial air carriers — conspired to fix the prices of tickets for transpacific flight segments originating in the United States to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, or the Pacific Islands; and they may have overcharged passengers with artificially inflated prices as a result during a period of 17 years.

This settlement only resolves the lawsuits of Air New Zealand Limited, China Airlines, Limited, EVA Airways Corporation, and Philippine Airlines — all of which deny that they did anything wrong. To settle this litigation, Air New Zealand Limited has agreed to pay $400,000.00; China Airlines, Limited has agreed to pay $19.5 million; EVA Airways Corporation has agreed to pay $21 million; and Philippine Airlines has agreed to pay $9 million — adding up to a total of $49 million.

Lawsuits continue to be filed against All Nippon Airways Company, Limited, which remains as the only airline not to have settled; and the deadline has passed to anyone to request to be excluded from this settlement class.

Summary

If you do decide to participate in this settlement, completion of the claim form supposedly will consume only a few minutes of your time — but do not expect any major windfall, as you will not exactly get rich from this settlement. In fact, the most you may expect to receive is $8.50 per flight segment — but that may be better than nothing at all.

For additional information, you can either peruse this list of questions which are commonly asked; or you can call 1-800-439-1781.

Photographs and composite image ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

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