US Airways Must Face Frequent Flier’s Mileage Credit Suit

Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Illinois on Friday shot down US Airways Group Inc.’s bid to squash a proposed class action alleging the company shortchanges its frequent flier program participants, finding there is ambiguity in the language of the contract consumers sign.

Plaintiff Annette Kwok said when she signed up for the program, the contract stated that “mileage credit will be calculated based upon the distance from origin to the final destination,” but later, after noticing she wasn’t being credited with what she thought she should, discovered...
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