British Airways Frequent Flyer Settlement:
A class action settlement was reached between plaintiffs and British Airways based on fuel surcharges which were applied to customers who were redeeming frequent flyer rewards. In the case of class action suits, settlement which is reached is applied to all members within the class identified during the case review. In this particular case, United States residents who were part of the Executive Club Membership and used their Avios frequent flyer miles for a ticket from November 9, 2006 through April 17, 2013 may be eligible to receive benefits for this class action suit. Eligible members of the class will have paid a British Airways Fuel Surcharge when they were redeeming their award ticket.
Details Regarding The British Airways Class Action Settlement and Required Action:
- If you received a notice in the mail that you are eligible for this suit you can follow the instructions included on the notice to complete the claim as you choose to participate
- Customers can automatically elect to receive reimbursement for Avios points (ranging from 12,500 and 35,000 Avios Points) which will be credited to their account
- Alternatively, customers can elect to receive cash for their settlement at a basis of 16.9% of the total fuel surcharges they incurred during the identified claim period (Nov 9th, 2006 through April 17th, 2013)
- To be eligible to redeem your Avios points no action is required however you must still be an active Executive Club member (points will be credited to your existing account)
To file a claim online for you cash redemption of your part of the settlement you will need to provide the unique ID which was included in your claim notification. This will allow you to access your claim for an complete the submission process. If you do not have a claim ID but believe you are eligible to participate in this claim their is a email address set up for this claim which allows potential class members to reach out for additional information.