Transpacific Airline Flights 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 Company, Limited (ANA) was the last holdout in a class action against thirteen airlines for conspiring to fix prices on transpacific travel and on fuel surcharges for such travel. It has now agreed to pay $58 million to settle its portion of this case. The other defendants, who participated in two previous settlements, include Air New Zealand Limited; China Airlines, Ltd.; EVA Airways Corporation; Philippine Airlines, Inc.; Cathay Pacific Airways Limited; 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:

3:07-cv-05634-CRB, 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 but says, “All claims are subject to audit and may require proof of purchase in the future.”

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a member of any of these three classes.

  • Japan Class: All persons and entities who directly bought tickets that included a fuel surcharge, from JAL or ANA for passenger air travel 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 and entities who directly bought satogaeri fares from JAL or ANA which originated in the US, included at least one flight segment to Japan, and did not include travel to any other countries, between January 1, 200 and April 1, 2006.
  • Settlement Class III: All persons and entities who directly bought passenger air travel originating in the US that included at least one flight segment to Asia or Oceania from or on any of the defendant airlines, between January 1, 2000 and December 1 2016.

You may be a member of more than one class. For the different exclusions for each of the three classes, see the Notice at https://airlinesettlement.com/eng/Portals/0/Documents/ANA/eng_lfn_final.pdf.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Pro-rata share of the net settlement fund. Payment for Class III is estimated at $5 per ticket, but final amounts will depend on the number of tickets in all valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: ANA settlement: $58 million; earlier settlements: $89,402,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Unknown

Law Firms:
Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy
Hausfeld LLP

Claim Form: Transpacific Airline Flights Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re Transpacific Passenger Air Transportation Antitrust Litigation

Settlement Website: Transpacific Airline Flights Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Settlement Administrator
Transpacific Air Settlement
PO Box 2209
Faribault, MN 55021-1609
USA
info@airlinesettlement.com
Toll-Free 1.800.439.1781
 

Tags: Antitrust, Collusion & Price Fixing