February 19, 2015 - Settlements have been
reached with eight airlines in a class action
lawsuit involving the price of airline tickets.
Those airlines are: Air France; Cathay Pacific;
Japan Airlines; Malaysian Airlines; Qantas;
Singapore Airlines; Thai Airways; and Vietnam
The lawsuit continues against five Non-Settling
airlines: Air New Zealand; All Nippon Airways
("ANA"); China Airlines (Taiwan); EVA Airways;
and Philippines Airlines.
The lawsuit claims that the above airlines
agreed to fix prices on tickets for transpacific
air travel. As a result, ticket purchasers may
have paid more than was necessary.
The settling airlines have deny the allegations,
and deny that they have any liability, those
airlines also deny liability, although ANA has
pled guilty to fixing the prices of certain