Transpacific Airlines Price Fixing Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

You are included in one or more of the Settlement Classes if you bought a ticket for air travel from one of the Defendants or Co-Conspirators; the ticket included at least one flight segment originating in the U.S. to Asia or Oceania (Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands); and your purchase was made at any time between January 1, 2000 and December 1, 2016.

The Defendants and Co-Conspirators are:

  • Air New Zealand (Settling Defendant);
  • All Nippon Airways Company, Limited (Non-Settling Defendant);
  • American Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Asiana Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • British Airways, Plc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Settling Defendant);
  • China Airlines Limited (Taiwan) (Settling Defendant);
  • Continental Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Delta Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • EVA Airways Corporation (Settling Defendant);
  • The International Air Transport Association (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Japan Airlines International Company, Ltd. (Settling Defendant);
  • Korean Airlines, Ltd. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Malaysian Airline System Berhad (Settling Defendant);
  • Northwest Airlines Corporation (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Philippine Airlines, Inc. (Settling Defendant);
  • Qantas Airways Limited (Settling Defendant);
  • Scandinavian Airlines System (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Singapore Airlines Limited (Settling Defendant);
  • Societe Air France (Settling Defendant);
  • Swiss International AG (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. (Settling Defendant);
  • United Airlines, Inc. (Alleged Co-Conspirator);
  • Vietnam Airlines Company Limited (Settling Defendant); and
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways, Ltd. (Alleged Co-Conspirator)

Estimated Amount

$8.50 per ticket

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

In re: Transpacific Passenger Air Transportation Antitrust Litigation,
Case No. 07-CV-5634-CRB, MDL 1913

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Case Summary

The lawsuits claim that thirteen Defendants and their alleged co-conspirators agreed to fix the prices of airline tickets for travel between the United States and Asia/Oceania. As a result, ticket purchasers may have paid more than was necessary. The Defendant airlines deny they did anything wrong, and the Defendants who have agreed to settle the case have done so with no admission of liability. One of the Defendants—All Nippon Airways Company, Limited—has pled guilty to fixing the prices of certain discounted tickets for transpacific air transportation sold in the United States from at least as early as April 1, 2000 until at least April 1, 2004.

Settlement Pool


Any interest earned will be added to the settlement fund




Transpacific Air Settlement

c/o Rust Consulting Inc.

PO Box 2209

Faribault, MN 55021-1609


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