Last August BA was fined £200m on the back of colluding with Virgin Atlantic over fuel charges (see my Virgin BA compensation blog from the time). The only reason Virgin escaped the fines was because it had reported the problem in the first place.
After a class action in the US (where a whole host of consumers take a collective lawsuit; something we can’t do here) the companies have agreed to settle and will pay out between £2 and £10 per long haul flight. This applies to UK consumers as well.
Who’s eligible? Anyone who booked tickets on either airline between 11 August 2004 and 23 March 2006.
What do you do? Go to airpassengerrefund.co.uk or call 0800 0430 343 and leave your details (if you can’t remember them exactly just put your name and address.)