Court Approves Transpacific Air Settlements; Claims Period Is Open

On May 26, 2015, a District Court Judge Charles Breyer granted final approval of a $39.5 million price-fixing class action settlement reached with eight out of 13 airlines in a lawsuit alleging that defendant airlines and their co-conspirators conspired to fix the prices of airline tickets for travel between the United States and Asia/Oceania. Andrus Anderson LLP and their co-counsel represented class plaintiffs in the case.

If you purchased an airline ticket that included a flight between the United States and Asia, Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands, and the airline ticket was purchased from January 1, 2000 and the present, you may be eligible for benefits from the transpacific airline class action settlement. Please visit the Transpacific Air Settlements website for more information and to file a claim.  You are not required to submit proof of purchase at this time, but may be asked for proof of purchase at a later date.

The settling defendants include: Air France, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, and Vietnam Airlines. There are still five non-settling airlines, who are also defendants in this class action lawsuit: Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, China Airlines, EVA Airways and Philippines Airlines.