$9.85M US Airways Checked Baggage Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

The US Airways Checked Baggage class action settlement includes “all passengers of US Airways who traveled on a domestic flight between November 16, 2005 and April 29, 2010, checked baggage that was lost or delayed, reported to US Airways during the Class Period that their checked baggage was lost or delayed, and whose checked baggage fee was not previously refunded.”

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Settlement Amount

  • $9,850,000.00

Estimated Award

  • TBD

Eligible Class Members who submit a valid and timely claim form can receive a cash payout. Cash payouts will be distributed on a pro rata (equal basis) between all authorized claimants.

Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Claim Form

  • class action lawsuits

US Airways Checked Baggage Settlement Notes

  • Hayley Hickcox-Huffman v. US Airways, Inc, et al.
  • Case No. 10CV-05193 VKD
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Plaintiff Hayley Hickcox-Huffman filed this consumer class action lawsuit over baggage check fees imposed by US Airways. Specifically the lawsuit contends that when US Airways charges fees to check baggage, it is obligated to handle the baggage with care and ensure the timely delivery of the baggage to its passengers upon their arrival at their destination.

Huffman asserts that each time US Airways delays or loses baggage, but fails to return the  checked baggage fee to the affected passenger, it breaches it obligation.

According to the complaint, Huffman purchased a one-way airline ticket on US Airways from Colorado Springs, CO to San Luis Obispo, California. While at the airport in Colorado Springs, she checked one bag with the US Airways agent and paid a $15 baggage check fee. When she arrived at her destination, her checked bag was not there. When she notified US Airways that her bag had been delayed or lost, she was told by US Airways reps that they could not locate her bag. Her bag remained “lost” until the following day, and was consequently delivered late.

“Despite Plaintiff Huffman having paid Defendant $15 for the safe and timely delivery of her bag to her destination, Defendant lost her bag and did not return her baggage fee,” the US Airways checked baggage class action lawsuit states.

Beginning in July 2008, US Airways began charging passengers $15 to $115 for their first checked bag, $25 to $125 for the second checked bag and $100 to $200 each for the third through ninth checked bags. In July 2009, US Airways began charging passengers $20 to $120 for their first checked bag, $30 to $130 for their second checked bag, and $100 to $200 each for their third through ninth checked bags. Presently US Airways charges passengers $25 to $125 for their first checked bag, $35 to $135 for their second checked bag and $100 to $200 each for their third through ninth checked bags.

US Airways denies that it did anything wrong or unlawful, and specifically denies that it agreed to deliver passenger baggage in a particular timeframe. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the US Airways Checked Baggage settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the US Airways Checked Baggage settlement must do so by February 21, 2019. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before February 21, 2019.

Important Dates

  • 2/21/19: Claim Form Deadline
  • 2/21/19: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 4/1/19: Final Hearing at 10:00 am PT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check the settlement website at www.CheckedBaggageSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.

Contact Information

  • Mail: Hickcox-Huffman v. US Airways, Inc. Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 404000, Louisville, KY 40233-4000
  • Phone: 1-844-789-9819
  • Email: admin@checkedbaggagesettlement.com

Class Counsel

Settlement Website

  • www.CheckedBaggageSettlement.com

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