Flurry Of Class Actions Tails Airlines

Law360, New York (June 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Less than two weeks after British Airways announced that it was under investigation for alleged price-fixing, a slew of class action lawsuits has already hit the major carrier, as well as other airlines.

A dozen or so lawsuits have been filed since late last week, with the plaintiffs all accusing British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and in some cases American Airlines and United Airlines, of using fuel surcharges to illegally boost passenger ticket prices.

“Defendants are major international air passenger carriers who entered into an unlawful combination...
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