American Airlines Charges for “Free” Checked Bag Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, in 2019, American Airlines, Inc. (AA) earned over $1.4 billion in baggage fees. AA now offers to allow certain customers to check bags for free now, but the complaint alleges that “AA systematically required these passengers to pay to check bags and thus breached its contract with  Read more

Tails of Several American Airlines Planes

Frontier Airlines No Refunds for Canceled Flights Class Action

This complaint opens with the words, “The Covid-19 pandemic has already killed over 100,000 Americans, left record numbers unemployed, and triggered a global economic downturn.” Attempts to curb the spread of the disease have led to a severe drop in air travel, which in turn has led airlines to cancel flights. However, the complaint alleges  Read more

Frontier Aircraft, Gaining Altitude

Iberia Lineas Aereas Refusal to Refund Canceled Flights Class Action

Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana SA Operadora, the Iberian airline, normally offers thousands of flights each day to almost 120 destinations in forty-five countries. However, like many airlines, it has had to cancel flights because of travel restrictions and fears of coronavirus contagion. The complaint for this class action alleges that when Iberia cancels flights,  Read more

Iberia Plane with Nose Just Lifting for Takeoff

Cathay Pacific No Refunds for Flight Cancellations Class Action

When an airline cancels a flight, passengers ticketed on that flight expect refunds. However, in the days of Covid-19, many airlines are refusing to give those refunds to passengers, instead asking them to reschedule flights or accept a voucher that’s good only for a limited time. The complaint for this class action brings suit against  Read more

Cathay Pacific Flight over Hong Kong

Hawaiian Airlines Refusal of Refunds for Canceled Flights Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. has been refusing to provide refunds to passengers when it cancels their flights. The complaint claims that this violates Department of Transportation policy as well as state and federal laws.  Read more

Hawaiian Airplane in Flight, Possibly off Hawaii's Coast

Delta Air Lines Refusal of Refunds for Canceled Flights Class Action

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in orders for Americans to stay at home. The complaint claims, “Nearly 9 in 10 Americans are now subject to travel restriction…” However, the complaint alleges that when Delta Air Lines cancels its scheduled flights, it refuses to refund the tickets of the passengers.  Read more

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Southwest Airlines Refusal of Refunds for Canceled Flights Class Action

If you have a ticket to travel on an airline, and the airline cancels your flight, you expect to get a refund. After all, you didn’t cancel. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Southwest Airlines Co. is not refunding tickets for its canceled flights; instead, it’s offering only rebooking on another flight  Read more

Southwest Airlines Plane in Flight with Wheels Down

United Airlines Cancels Flights, Refuses to Give Refunds Class Action

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, many people are no longer traveling. Airlines have reduced their flight schedules, to avoid running flights with too few passengers to make them profitable. The complaint for this class action alleges that United Airlines Holdings, Inc. and United Airlines, Inc. are improperly refusing to issue refunds to passengers for  Read more

United Plane in Flight Above Clouds

Aeroflot and Finnair Missed Flights Montreal Convention Class Action

This class action brings its first count under the Montreal Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air of 1999. However, it also claims breach of contract and RICO Act charges. At issue is a missed Aeroflot Russian Airlines and Finnair OYJ flight.   Read more

Aeroflot Aircraft Climbing into the Sky

Transpacific Passenger Airlines Antitrust Settlement

In an ongoing class action, four more airlines have agreed to settle a class action alleging antitrust violations. The airlines are Air New Zealand Limited, China Airlines, Ltd., EVA Airways Corporation, and Philippine Airlines, Inc. The complaint alleges that the airlines conspired to fix prices for travel originating in the US and going to Asia  Read more