On June 22, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge William Young preliminarily approved a nationwide settlement in Bazerman v. American Airlines, Inc. a consumer class action that GBDH is prosecuting in the District of Massachusetts. The case alleges that American Airlines has charged passengers to check bags that should have been free under American’s contract with customers. Benjamin Edelman is also counsel for Plaintiff.
American Airlines passengers who were charged to check bags inconsistently with American’s promises to check bags for free are eligible to submit claims for refunds. To submit a claim, please visit the Settlement Administrator’s website at www.AABaggageFeeSettlement.com. Class members must submit a claim by November 26, 2018 to receive a refund.
If granted final approval, eligible American Airlines passengers who submit a valid, timely claim will receive either a 75% refund or a full refund plus interest for incorrectly charged bag fees. Refunds will range from $18.75 to $200 plus interest per bag. The final approval hearing is set for February 21, 2019. For more details about the settlement, please read the Notice of Proposed Settlement, linked below. Benjamin Edelman is also counsel for Plaintiff.