An unexpected envelope arrived at my house this morning…it was only 10 months late and not even addressed to me.
I’ve written about the British Airways fuel surcharge settlement in the past. In short, a lawsuit contended that British Airways’ fuel surcharges were disproportionate to the price of fuel and therefore BA was overcharging consumers. Rather than litigate on the merits of the case, BA settled.
The offer was for either cash or Avios. The cash portion was 16.9% of total fuel surcharges paid over a period from November 2006 to April 2013.
For me, that came to 12,500 Avios or $221.88.
Way back in June 2018 I chose the cash settlement.
It only took 16 months, but the check finally arrived today.
You’ll note that it arrived crumpled and clearly damaged by water. It also has a postmark of December 21, 2018.
But at least two small problems. First, the check was made out to Anne Goldstein, not me. Does anyone know an Anne Goldstein? Second, the check says void after March 21, 2019. Small problem: today is October 17, 2019…
I’m going to reach out to the settlement fund and see if I am out of luck or if my check can be re-issued. That is, if I can reach them.
The fuel surcharge settlement website is no longer active.
I guess I could try to deposit the check…
Well, that is disappointing. Honestly, I had forgotten all about this little payment. Perhaps I should have chosen Avios…