Taking you back to the settlement details, the agreement was reached in 2021. American Airlines agreed to pay $45 million and Southwest Airlines agreed to pay $15 million to end a price-fixing lawsuit. Even in 2022, no one understands why this settlement is taking so long.
Even today, the settlement website allows you to register to receive updates, but there is no link or form where users can submit claims.
After the mergers in 2008, the lawsuit says, airlines have controlled 80% of the domestic travel market since then. Allegations say that American, Delta, United Airlines, and Southwest, which together control 80% of the U.S. travel market, faked low capacity to raise ticket prices and make consumers pay more.
According to the Milwaukee lawsuit, in order to demand higher fees, they have gotten rid of unprofitable routes, filled more seats on aeroplanes, and made a very public attempt to halt expansion.
Why Is The Settlement On Hold?
The settlement is on hold for a number of reasons, one of which is that the cases of the other two airlines, United and Delta, are still pending and are linked to this settlement, so negotiations are still ongoing.
Who is eligible?
If you purchased an American, Delta, Southwest, United, or Continental domestic ticket on US Airways between 7/1/11 and 6/14/18, your consumer rights are violated.
If you have any objections to the settlement, it is already too late because the deadline passed in January 2019.
www.DomesticAirClass.com is a website for class actions settlement, you need to rigester youself to starting getting updates about the settlement.