British Airways Settlement, Get Cash or Up To 35K Avios If Eligible
Are you a British Airways Executive Club member? Have you redeemed your Avios for award tickets between 2006 and 2013? You could soon see some Avios added to your account, thank to a British Airways Settlement.
A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit. In the lawsuit, Plaintiffs allege that British Airways charged fuel surcharges on award flights to members of its frequent flyer program that breached its contract. The Court has not decided who is right. The parties have agreed to a settlement.
Settlement Class Members with an Active Executive Club account will automatically have between 12,500 and 35,000 Avios (depending on how many times they redeemed Avios during the Class Period) placed in their accounts or, they may elect to receive a payment of 16.9% of the total fuel surcharges they paid in cash for all award tickets they purchased during the Class Period, with a minimum payment of $5.00 by filing a Valid Claim. Settlement Class Members without an active Executive Club account may be eligible to receive the Cash Option. If you’re eligible you can see the amount of Avios (if applicable) or cash you will receive and file a claim here.
Who is Eligible for Avios/Cash Compensation?
If you received the Class Notice in the mail, it indicates that you may be a Settlement Class Member. The Settlement Class includes all United States resident Executive Club Members who redeemed Avios for an award ticket from November 9, 2006 through April 17, 2013 and paid a BA-imposed fuel surcharge. A United States resident Executive Club Member and a valid United States address must have been provided at the time of booking.
This is a good amount of Avios for those who are eligible. British Airways will pay out a total of up to 2,228,667,500 Avios if everyone chooses a points compensation. Use your unique ID from your notice to check how many Avios you’re owed. Those who prefer cash need to select the cash payout option in the claim page.