Recently, a NoCrowds reader sent us information about refunds due British Airways and Virgin Atlantic passengers resulting from a proposed $200 million (£102 million) settlement of a class action case over price fixing. Ordinarily, we’re not big supporters of class action suits, feeling that the lawyers are the only real beneficiaries, but when we saw in the press coverage that Goldman Sachs was expected to receive a multimillion dollar payout (as if they need it), we thought it would be a good thing to pass along the information and help NoCrowds readers who qualify get in on the action. This story first appeared on February 15 so if it is old news to you, we apologise. If not, here’s the deal.
If you bought a British Airways or Virgin Atlantic ticket for a transatlantic or long haul flight anytime between August 11, 2004 and March 23, 2006, you could be entitled to a refund of up to £20/$40 for that flight. All the details you need to register are on the British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Passenger Refunds websites. If you bought your ticket in the United States go to http://www.airpassengerrefund.com/ and if you bought your ticket in the UK go to http://www.airpassengerrefund.co.uk/.