British Airways Fuel Surcharge Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

The Settlement Class under the Settlement includes: all United States resident Executive Club Members who redeemed Avios for an award ticket during the Class Period and who paid a BA-imposed fuel surcharge, so long as that United States resident Executive Club Member provided BA with a valid United States address at the time of booking.

Estimated Amount


You are likely to receive from 12,000 to 35,000 Avios miles if you are a current member or you will be offered a cash option if you are a prior member

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Russel Dover, et al. v. British Airways PLC (UK)
Case No. 1:12-cv-05567-RJD-CLP

District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Case Summary

Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in which they alleged that BA charged fuel surcharges to Settlement Class Members on frequent flyer reward flights that breached the Executive Club Contract between BA and Settlement Class Members. BA denies that it did anything wrong, believes that the EC Contract permitted it to impose a fuel surcharge, and that the fuel surcharges that it imposed on Settlement Class Members were appropriate under the EC Contract. Accordingly, BA has vigorously defended Plaintiffs’ allegations. The Parties, however, have agreed to settle the Litigation to avoid the cost, delay, and risk of continuing the Litigation.

Settlement Pool

$27,000,000 to $63,000,000




BA Fuel Surcharge Class Action

c/o JND Legal Administration

P.O. Box 91306

Seattle, WA 98111