US Airways has agreed to a $9.8 million settlement in order to resolve claims that it did not refund checked baggage fees it charges to flyers whose luggage was lost or delayed.
The Delayed Checked Bag Class Action Settlement preliminary approval was filed in California Federal Court on Sept. 4, 2018.
The lawsuit was originally filed by Hayley Hickcox-Huffman back in 2010 when she was charged $15 to check a bag on a US Airways flight. The flight was going from Colorado Springs, Colorado to San Luis Obispo, California.
Hayley Hickcox-Huffman claimed that her baggage was delivered a day late, and she was not refunded her $15 fee.
Hayley Hickcox-Huffman is being represented by Robert A. Curtis of Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis LLP. It is representing all passengers who had their bags delayed or lost between November 2005 and April 2010.
It is estimated that more than 400,000 class members would qualify for the US Airways Delayed Checked Bag Class Action Settlement.
The US Airways Delayed Checked Bag Class Action Settlement is titled Hickcox-Huffman v. US Airways Inc., et al., and is listed as case number 5:10-cv-05193. The case is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
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