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British Airways & Virgin Atlantic Airways Class Action Settlement Of Long-Haul Passenger Fare Fuel Surcharge Class Action Lawsuit

If You Bought a Ticket on British Airways or Virgin Atlantic Airways between August 11, 2004 and March 23, 2006, you may be entitled to a partial refund of the fuel surcharge pursuant to a class action settlement.

A class action settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against the British Airways Plc (“British Airways”) and Virgin Atlantic Airways, Ltd. (“Virgin Atlantic Airways” or “Virgin Atlantic”) (collectively “Defendants”) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (styled In Re International Air Transportation Surcharge Antitrust Litigation, Class Action Case No. M:06-cv-01793-CRB) alleging, among other things, that British Airways & Virgin Atlantic Airways unlawfully conspired to fix prices of fuel surcharges imposed on long-haul passenger fares, and as a result caused harm to consumers, according to the British Airways & Virgin Atlantic Airways long-haul passenger fare fuel surcharge class action settlement notice.

British Airways & Virgin Atlantic Airways long-haul passenger fare fuel surcharge class action lawsuit settlement class members reportedly include the following persons, unless otherwise excluded:

All persons who purchased at least one coupon for long-haul passenger air travel from British Airways for travel on a flight operated by British Airways or from Virgin Atlantic for travel on a flight operated by Virgin Atlantic and the purchase for long-haul travel (a) was in the United States or in the United Kingdom (b) occurred between August 11, 2004 and March 23, 2006, and (c) included a long-haul fuel surcharge that was not refunded.

Long-haul flights reportedly include most flights between the U.K. and non-E.U. destinations, including flights to and from the United States.  All flights on Virgin Atlantic reportedly may qualify as long-haul.  Flights on British Airways that may qualify as longhaul reportedly include:

1.London Gatwick (LGW) United Kingdom – V.C. Bird (ANU) Antigua and Barbuda
2. London Gatwick (LGW) United Kingdom – Grantley Adams International (BGI) Barbados
3. London Gatwick (LGW) United Kingdom – Point Salines International (GND) Grenada
4. London Gatwick (LGW) United Kingdom – Orlando International (MCO) United States
5. London Gatwick (LGW) United Kingdom – Crown Point Airport (TAB) Trinidad and Tobago
6. London Gatwick (LGW) United Kingdom – Hewanorra (UVF) Saint Lucia
7. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Chhatrapati Shivaji International (BOM) India
8. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Logan International (BOS) United States
9. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Cape Town International (CPT) South Africa
10. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Indira Gandhi Intl (DEL) India
11. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Newark Liberty International (EWR) United States
12. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Hong Kong International (HKG) Hong Kong
13. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Washington Dulles International (IAD) United States
14. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – John F Kennedy Intl (JFK) United States
15. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Oliver Reginald Tambo International (Jan Smuts International) (JNB) South Africa
16. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Los Angeles International (LAX) United States
17. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Murtala Muhammed (LOS) Nigeria
18. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Miami International Airport (MIA) United States
19. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Nassau International (NAS) Bahamas
20. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Narita International Airport (NRT) Japan
21. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Pu Dong (PVG) China
22. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – San Francisco International (SFO) United States
23. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Kingsford Smith (SYD) Australia
24. London Gatwick (LGW) United Kingdom – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) United States
25. London Gatwick (LGW) United Kingdom – Kindley Field (BDA) Bermuda
26. London Gatwick (LGW) United Kingdom – Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) United States
27. London Gatwick (LGW) United Kingdom – George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) United States
28. London Gatwick (LGW) United Kingdom – Norman Manley (KIN) Jamaica
29. London Gatwick (LGW) United Kingdom – Tampa International (TPA) United States
30. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) Nigeria
31. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Kotoka (ACC) Ghana
32. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Abu Dhabi International (AUH) United Arab Emirates
33. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Bahrain International (BAH) Bahrain
34. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Suvarnabhumi International (Don Muang International) (BKK) Thailand
35. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Bangalore International Airport (BLR) India
36. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Eldorado International (BOG) Colombia
37. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) United States
38. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Cairo International (CAI) Egypt
39. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Simon Bolivar International Airport (CCS) Venezuela
40. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Netaji Subhas Chandra (CCU) India
41. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Zia International (DAC) Bangladesh
42. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – International (DAR) Tanzania
43. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Denver International (DEN) United States
44. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Doha (DOH) Qatar
45. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) United States
46. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Dubai (DXB) United Arab Emirates
47. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Entebbe (EBB) Uganda
48. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini (EZE) Argentina
49. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Owen Roberts International (GCM) Cayman Islands
50. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Galeão-antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) Brazil
51. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Guarulhos Intl (GRU) Brazil
52. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Harare (HRE) Zimbabwe
53. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) United States
54. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Islamabad International (ISB) Pakistan
55. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – King Abdulaziz International (JED) Saudi Arabia
56. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Kuwait International (KWI) Kuwait
57. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – 4 de Fevereiro (LAD) Angola
58. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Lusaka (LUN) Zambia
59. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Madras International (meenambakkam) (MAA) India
60. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Seeb (MCT) Oman
61. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Tullamarine International (MEL) Australia
62. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Benito Juarez International (MEX) Mexico
63. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int (MRU) Mauritius
64. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) Kenya
65. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Chicago O’hare International (ORD) United States
66. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Beijing Capital Int. (PEK) China
67. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Philadelphia International (PHL) United States
68. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Sky Harbor Intl (PHX) United States
69. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – International (PLS) Turks and Caicos Islands
70. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – King Khaled Intl (RUH) Saudi Arabia
71. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) United States
72. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Changi (SIN) Singapore
73. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Ben Gurion Intl (TLV) Israel
74. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Montréal-pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) Canada
75. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Vancouver Intl (YVR) Canada
76. London Heathrow (LHR) United Kingdom – Lester B. Pearson International (YYZ) Canada
77. Manchester (MAN) United Kingdom – John F Kennedy Intl (JFK) United States
78. Tullamarine International (MEL) Australia – Changi (SIN) Singapore
79. Kingsford Smith (SYD) Australia – Suvarnabhumi International (Don Muang International) (BKK) Thailand
80. Kingsford Smith (SYD) Australia – Changi (SIN) Singapore

The British Airways & Virgin Atlantic Airways long-haul passenger fare fuel surcharge class action settlement reportedly provides that British Airways & Virgin Atlantic Airways will refund up to $59,007,273 to members of the U.S. Settlement Classes who submit valid claim forms, with any unclaimed refunds being paid to a charity and will also reportedly refund up to £73,531,076 to U.K.  Settlement class Members who submit valid claim forms reportedly will be paid 33.3% of the passenger fuel surcharge they paid on qualifying coupons, which refund payments will range between $7 and $34 per passenger per round-trip ticket purchased in the U.S., and between £4 and £20 per passenger per round-trip ticket purchased in the U.K.

To be eligible to receive a payment, settlement class members reportedly must either: 1) submit their claim online on the Settlement Administrator’s website at www.airpassengerrefund.com on or before December 31, 2012, or 2) complete the a paper claim form and mail it so that it is postmarked by December 31, 2012.

For more information on the British Airways & Virgin Atlantic Airways long-haul passenger fare fuel surcharge class action lawsuit settlement and/or for updates on the British Airways & Virgin Atlantic Airways class action settlement, visit the British Airways & Virgin Atlantic Airways long-haul passenger fare fuel surcharge class action settlement website:

www.airpassengerrefund.com

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