Posted by William Charles on June 2, 2018
Class Action Lawsuits

Published on June 2nd, 2018 | by William Charles

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British Airways Fuel Surcharge Class Action Settlement – Get Up To 35,00 Avios Or 16.9% Of Fuel Surcharges Paid Between November 9th, 2006 & April 17th, 2013

It’s now too late to file a claim unfortunately.

The Settlement

British Airways has reached a settlement in a lawsuit that alleges that fuel surcharges were charged on award flights that breached the EC contract. British Airways has denied any wrong doing, but both parties have agreed to a settlement. If you redeemed British Airways Avios for an award ticket between November 9, 2006 through April 17, 2013 and you paid a fuel surcharge you will receive a settlement as long as you provided a valid US address at the time of booking. You will automatically receive:

  • 12,500 and 35,000 Avios (depending on how many times they redeemed Avios during the Class Period) OR
    • 12,500 for one redemption
    • 20,000 for one to five redemptions
    • 35,000 for six+ redemptions
  • You can elect to receive a payment of 16.9 percent of the total fuel surcharges they paid for all award tickets they purchased during the Class Period, with a minimum payment of $5.00

File A Claim

You can file your claim here.

Key Dates

  • Preliminary Approval Filed on May 29, 2018
  • Cash Claim Form Deadline Received on or before July 29, 2018
  • Object or Comment Deadline Filed and served on or before July 6, 2018
  • Exclusion Deadline Received on or before July 6, 2018
  • Final Approval Hearing July 27, 2018 at 10:00 am Eastern Time

Our Verdict

If you’re eligible you should have received an e-mail from British Airways including your unique ID. Most likely that e-mail is in your spam folder, the e-mail address is: “info@fuelsurchargeclassaction.com” and the subject line is “Dover v. British Airways Fuel Surcharge Class Action Notice.”. You can also e-mail info@fuelsurchargeclassaction.com directly to try to find your information. You can use that unique ID here to look up your claim and see what your eligible for. It will then present what your eligible for in terms of both Avios and cash rebate.  If you want the Avios option you do nothing, if you want the cash option you have to fill out the form.

Hat tip to One Mile At A Time



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Mrs. Gee
Mrs. Gee

Are those of us who redeemed AA miles for a BA flight and paid the fuel surcharge eligible?

M
M

From http://www.fuelsurchargeclassaction.com/faq
“The Settlement Class under the Settlement includes: all United States resident Executive Club Members who redeemed Avios for an award ticket during the Class Period and who paid a BA-imposed fuel surcharge…”
This does not look helpful for partner awards.

fll
fll

I am afraid you are right because we redeemed on NIKI, CX and MA during the class period but do not receive an email.
We also had BA intra-EU flights but I cannot remember whether BA has changed to a flat fee charge on eligible accounts at that time or not.

The Value Traveler

So any redemptions using BA miles to fly CX dont qualify?

Alex Alexander
Alex Alexander

We are SOL. I did that a bunch of times.

FreeIsGood
FreeIsGood

I used points from the 100k chase bonus for a business class award seat. Website told me I’d get $88 or 12.5k avios. Avios will be deposited on whatever date.. only cash needed a form filled out.

I was happy getting a $4k value seat for $530 in 2011. And extra 12.5k avios? FreeIsGood!

Billy Bob
Billy Bob

This looks like dummy rescue to me.

Tom
Tom

I used BA miles in 2011 for a US domestic flight on AA metal (JFK-KOA).

Pretty sure there’s zero chance that BA could have charged a fuel surcharge for a flight on AA metal, right?

veeRob

Correct.

Dave
Dave

I used BA Avios to fly JAL. Does this qualify?

andy
andy

Same with me, did you get any email from BA?

CNS1280
CNS1280

Wow just looked this up and the only time I’ve flown on BA was in 2011 on an award flight with a companion ticket that I paid $1750 in taxes for. Should I take the cash or the Avios?

Steve Jones
Steve Jones

You cannot make an informed decision until you click on the benefits option link in the notification e-mail you received from BA. Duh.

John
John

I didn’t receive an email but feel I should have. I can’t seem to find how to get a human on the line when calling their phone number. Tried email but no response.

CNS1280
CNS1280

I emailed and it took more than a week to get a response. Just got my unique id yesterday.

veeRob

Jealous of the cash offers you guys got!

I did two economy BA tickets thanks to the 100k Chase offer as well. One Premium Economy for 18.5k (sale) that ended up getting bumped up to First, and the other one 30k for economy. $255.49 & $256.33 taxes & fees paid on each.

My offer: 20,000 Avios or $75.34. Hate that I’m taking the miles but really have no choice here.

Gene
Gene

I swear me and my SO are eligible for a settlement, but so far we are being told we do not meet the requirements. So, two questions:

1) If you have a household account, is only the head of household eligible or are both parties
2) If you used a Travel Together Certificate, are you eligible?

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