American Airlines customers are eligible for a $7.5 million ‘wrong charge’ refund – but the deadline is less than 5 days away

AMERICAN Airlines passengers have less than five days to claim money back for ‘wrong charges’.

In August 2022, American Airlines reached an agreement to pay at least $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit.

American Airlines' settlement agreement over allegedly overcharging customers is to pay customers $7.5 million back


American Airlines’ settlement agreement over allegedly overcharging customers is to pay customers $7.5 million back

The airline has been accused of charging unfair checked baggage fees.

The deadline for submitting a claim online or by mail is February 22, 2023.

The case name is Cleary v American Airlines, Inc.

The case alleges that American Airlines incorrectly billed some customers for their baggage.

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American denies the allegations in the lawsuit.


There are two groups that can receive this offer.

The first group is for travelers with an American Airlines-branded credit card who receive complimentary bag checking privileges but were charged on a domestic flight.

The second group is for travelers who received a confirmation email that their luggage was checked for free, but still had to pay.

Customers must have traveled on or after February 24, 2017.

In addition, their tickets must not have been purchased after April 8, 2020.


Eligible customers can receive a full refund of any checked bag fees charged to them.

As per policy, the first checked bag fee for a domestic flight is $30.

Then $40 for a second bag, $150 for a third bag, and $200 for a fourth bag.

American Airlines pledged to pay at least $7.5 million, but there’s no cap on how much the settlement will be.

The news comes as President Joe Biden’s administration proposed rules to crack down on planes charging.

Should this come into effect, it would force airlines to disclose charges up front when it comes to cancellation, baggage or additional charges.

The information is intended to help passengers improve their decision-making before purchasing an airline ticket.


Customers can fill out an online application form.

Another option is to send a completed print form to the following address:

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c/o AB Data, Ltd.
PO Box 173053
Milwaukee, WI 53217


A final hearing on the case is scheduled for May 8, 2023.

Valid recipients should receive their payment after May, but customers should expect delays due to potential appeals.

Refunds will be issued via mailed checks and electronic payments.


On the other hand, Coloradans can receive funds to supplement income for heating, rent, and property tax expenses that affect low-income residents.

Gov. Jared Polis announced that the Property Tax, Rent, and Heat (PTC) rebate is now available to eligible Colorado residents.

Eligible individuals can receive up to $1,044 per year, and individuals applying in 2023 can receive up to a $1,000 refundable tax credit.

For those who have never applied for a PTC rebate, you can download the application form here.

The application deadline for 2022 is December 31, 2024.

The deadline to submit a claim for 2021 is December 31, 2023.

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TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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