November 26, 2018 - New deadline to submit a Claim Form*
February 1, 2019 - New deadline to submit an Objection*
February 1, 2019 - New deadline to submit a request for Exclusion*
April 4, 2019 - New date of Fairness Hearing.
June 21, 2019 – Initial round of Refund payments.
*If you first received a notice of the settlement that was mailed in January 2019, different deadlines may apply to you. Refer to your notice.
A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit alleging that American Airlines, Inc. (“American”) incorrectly charged certain passengers to check their bags. American denies the allegations in the lawsuit, and the Court has not decided who is right.
This Case alleges that between July 13, 2013 and June 7, 2018 (“Case Timeframe”), American incorrectly charged certain customers baggage fees, breaching American’s contract with these customers. When customers buy tickets from American for air travel, a contract is formed in which American promises certain customers that they can check a certain number of their bags at no additional charge, depending on route of travel, cabin of service, frequent flyer status or other reasons. This case alleges that during the Case Timeframe, American breached its contract with certain customers by charging them to check one or more of their bags despite promises that they could do so at no additional cost.
The Court has not decided in favor of Plaintiff or American. Instead, both sides have agreed to a settlement. That way, they avoid the cost and risk of a trial, and if the Settlement is approved by the Court, Settlement Class Members will receive the Refunds described in this notice.
The Court still must decide whether to approve the Settlement. If it does, and after any appeals are resolved, payments will be distributed to those who submit qualifying Claim Forms. Please be patient.
Please do not contact the Court or the Clerk of the Court with any questions regarding his case.