All Nippon Airways Transpacific Antitrust Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Air Lines (JAL) are the final parties to settle in an antitrust class action about price-fixing and fuel surcharges on flights across the Pacific originating in the US. The complaint claimed that ANA and JAL agreed to fix prices on tickets and add fuel surcharges for travel between the US and Japan. The agreements included “satogaeri” or homecoming flights offered to Japanese living in the US. The other parties in the lawsuit were ANA; Air New Zealand Limited; China Airlines, Ltd.; EVA Airways Corporation; Philippine Airlines, Inc.; Cathay Pacific Airways Limited; Japan Airlines International Company, Ltd. (“JAL”); Malaysian Airline System Berhad; Qantas Airways Limited; Singapore Airlines Limited; Societe Air France; Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd.; and Vietnam Airlines Company Limited.

Docket Number:

MDL No. 1913

Company: All Nippon Airways

Filing Deadline: February 15, 2020

Class Period: January 1, 2000 to December 1, 2016

Objection Deadline: September 13, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: September 13, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: October 18, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

The claim form does not ask for proof. However, it says that proof may be required in the future.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you belong to any of the three classes below: 

  • Japan Class: All persons or entities who bought passenger tickets directly from JAL or ANA that originated in the US and included at least one flight segment from the US to Japan, between February 1, 2005 and December 31, 2007.
  • Satogaeri Class: All persons or entities who bought tickets directly from JAL or ANA that originated in the US, included at least one flight segment to Japan, and did not include travel to other countries, between January 1, 2000 and April 1, 2006.
  • Settlement Class III: All persons and entities who bought passenger tickets, that originated in the US and included at least one flight segment to Asia or Oceania, directly from or on any of the defendants, at any time between January 1, 2000 and December 1, 2016.

For exclusions from these classes, see the Notice at https://airlinesettlement.com/eng/Portals/0/Documents/ANA/eng_lfn_final.pdf.

You may be a member of more than one class.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Fixed amounts have been allocated for distribution to each of the three classes. Based on earlier settlements, it is thought that Class III settlements might be around $5 per ticket. No estimates are possible for the other classes, and all the final amounts will depend at least in part on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: This settlement: $58 million; earlier settlements in this case: $89,402,000.

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Law Firms:
Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy
Hausfeld LLP

Claim Form: All Nippon Airways Transpacific Antitrust Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re Transpacific Passenger Air Transportation Antitrust Litigation

Settlement Website: All Nippon Airways Transpacific Antitrust Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Transpacific Air Settlement
c/o Rust Consulting
PO Box 2209
Faribault, MN 55021-1609
info@AirlineSettlement.com
1-800-439-1781

Tags: Antitrust, Collusion and Price Fixing, False or unlawful fuel surcharges