British Airways Can't Ground Suit Over Frequent-Flier Fees

Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 3:20 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Friday rejected British Airways PLC’s bid to toss a proposed class action accusing it of violating its frequent-flier program contract by imposing impermissible fuel surcharges on rewards flights, saying the claim wasn't preempted by federal law.

The plaintiffs asserted in a November 2012 complaint that British Airways did not tie its fuel surcharges to fuel prices, but instead used the fuel surcharge as an opportunity to charge its Executive Club members hundreds of dollars for each reward ticket.

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Case Title

Dover et al v. British Airways, PLC (UK)


Case Number

1:12-cv-05567

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New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Judge

Raymond J. Dearie

Date Filed

November 9, 2012

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