British Airways Settles Fuel Surcharge Lawsuit: You May Be Entitled To Avios Or Cash

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If you’re a British Airways Executive Club member based in the US who redeemed Avios several years back, you may soon find that 12,500-35,000 Avios will automatically be deposited into your Executive Club account.

A class action lawsuit settlement has been reached with British Airways in US court, regarding the fuel surcharges they impose on award tickets. The lawsuit alleged that there was no correlation between British Airways fuel surcharges on award tickets and the cost of fuel, and that this breached the Executive Club terms.

While British Airways denies any wrongdoing, they have agreed to a settlement. The court is expected to sign off on a settlement of over 2.2 billion Avios on July 27, 2018, though that’s always subject to change.