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Transpacific Airlines Price Fixing Settlement

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In a Transpacific Airline antitrust class action, it was alleged that numerous airlines were involved in a price fixing scam that affected hundreds of thousands of consumers flying between the U.S. and Asia or Oceania. These airlines conspired to illegally hike airfare on international flights as a way to inflate their profits. 

In 2015, eight of the thirteen airlines agreed to pay out nearly $40 million to end the lawsuit against them. Those airlines included Air France, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, and Vietnam Airlines. Now, four more airlines, Air New Zealand Limited, China Airlines Ltd., EVA Airways Corporation, & Philippine Airlines Inc.,  have agreed to settle as well for a total of $49.9 million. One airline, All Nippon Airways, is the last airline that has not yet agreed to a settlement. 

You qualify as a class member if you purchased flights from Air New Zealand Limited, China Airlines Ltd., EVA Airways Corporation, or Philippine Airlines Inc. from Jan. 1, 2000 and Dec. 1, 2016. The flights must have included a segment that originated in the U.S. and flew to Asia or Oceania.

Deadline to file claim: 12/31/18

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