Domestic Airlines Antitrust Litigation Settlements
If You Bought a Domestic Airline Ticket on American, Delta, Southwest, United, Continental,
or US Airways Between July 1, 2011 and June 14, 2018
Your Rights Could Be Affected
A class action lawsuit has been filed against the four largest commercial air passenger carriers in the United States—American Airlines, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc., Southwest Airlines Co., and United Airlines, Inc. (collectively, “Defendants”), claiming that Defendants, along with US Airways and Continental Airlines, conspired to increase fares by limiting capacity on domestic flights.
Southwest has agreed to pay $15 million and American has agreed to pay $45 million to settle this nationwide litigation. Southwest and American have also agreed, as part of the Settlements, to provide certain cooperation to Plaintiffs in this litigation. Southwest and American deny that they did anything wrong and have asserted defenses to Plaintiffs’ claims. They have settled to avoid the considerable cost, burden, and distraction of this litigation.
The Settlements are on behalf of persons and entities who purchased air passenger transportation services for flights within the United States and its territories and the District of Columbia from American, Delta, Southwest, United, Continental, or US Airways at any time between July 1, 2011 and December 20, 2017 for the Southwest Settlement and between July 1, 2011 and June 14, 2018 for the American Settlement.
The lawsuits are continuing against Delta and United.
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At this time, it is unknown how much you may receive. A distribution plan will be prepared later or at the conclusion of the litigation. Given the number of Settlement Class Members, it may not be economically practical to distribute money until additional settlements or judgments are achieved. If you want to receive a notice about the claims process or future settlements, you should register at the website below. Class Counsel will pursue the lawsuit against the Non-Settling Defendants, and these Settlements may help pay expenses for Class Counsel to do so. If no additional settlements or judgments are achieved, money may be distributed to a charitable, government, or non-profit organization(s) as ordered by the Court.
In order to receive a payment, you will need to file a valid claim form before the claims period ends. THE CLAIMS PERIOD HAS NOT YET BEGUN. A notice about the claims process, including the beginning and end of the claim period, will be made at a later date as ordered by the Court. If you want to receive a notice about the claims process or future settlements, you should submit your contact information on the Registration Form of this website.