$200 Checks Up For Claims If You’ve Ever Traveled By American Airlines

If an American citizen has been overcharged for bag fees, they may be eligible for a refund of up to $200.

People are getting their money back from American Airlines because the airline allegedly overcharged them.

In August, American Airlines agreed to pay $7.5 million to end a legal dispute. Reportedly, the airline charged too much for checked bags.

Travelers get $200 in free bag checking. Passengers who requested refunds were denied, and Americans generated more than $1.4B in baggage fees in 2019 alone.

What's the resolution?

However, keep in mind that the settlement must still be approved by the court before customers can receive a refund.

This offer is available to two groups. The first group is American Airlines credit cardholders who were charged for domestic bag check.

Who is eligible to claim

The second group includes travelers who received an email confirming that their bags would be checked for free but still had to pay.

To be eligible for the money, people must have traveled on or after February 24, 2017, or have purchased their tickets no later than April 8, 2020.

There is a settlement website up and running right now, but there is no information on how to claim yet.

If the court agrees to the settlement, customers who were charged for checked bags will get their money back in full.

How much are people getting back

According to its policy, it costs $30 for the first checked bag on a domestic flight. The second bag costs $40, the third bag costs $150, and the fourth bag costs $200.

Remember that American Airlines promised to pay at least $7.5 million. That means it's possible it'll refund more money.

The announcement comes as President Joe Biden's administration proposes new rules to crack down on airlines that charge fees.