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Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. and Asiana Airlines Inc. have reached a $65 million class action lawsuit settlement resolving allegations they conspired to fix prices for air passenger travel between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea. If you bought a qualifying ticket between January 1, 2000 and August 1, 2007, you may be entitled to cash and coupons for future air passenger travel as part of the class action settlement.

The Korean Air settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit that claims the alleged conspiracy included meetings, conversations and communications in the U.S. and elsewhere between the two Defendants during which they agreed to establish artificially high prices for air passenger travel.

In cases separate from this class action lawsuit, brought by the United States Department of Justice, the Defendants pled guilty to criminal antitrust violations and agreed to pay a fine. Despite pleading guilty in the DOJ cases, Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines deny the allegations raised in the class action lawsuit but have agreed to a settlement to resolve the litigation.

Claim Forms and more information on your rights in the Korean Air Passenger Class Action Settlement can be found at www.KoreanAirPassengerCases.com.

The case is In Re: Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 07-01891, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Western Division.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members of the Korean Air settlement include anyone who purchased at least one ticket for air passenger travel on Asiana Airlines or Korean Air Lines. The purchase must have been:

  • Made in the United States;
  • For a flight originating in the U.S. and ending in Korean or a flight originating in Korea and ending in the U.S.; and
  • Made between January 1, 2000 and August 1, 2007.

Both businesses and individuals may be Class Members.

Potential Award

Class Members that submit a valid Claim Form will receive cash and coupons from the class action settlement, which will be distributed pro rata, based on the total number of qualifying purchases and valid Claim Forms submitted.

Claim Form Deadline

12/31/2013

Case Name

In Re: Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 07-01891, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Western Division

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Rust Consulting
Korean Air Passenger Antitrust Litigation
P.O. Box 2436
Faribault, MN 55021

1-888-261-1921
info@KoreanAirPassengerCases.com

Class Counsel

Susan G. Kupfer
GLANCY BINKOW & GOLDBERG LLP

Jeff S. Westerman
WESTERMAN LAW GROUP

Marc M. Seltzer
Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

Defense Counsel

Donald L.  Morrow
Panteha Abdollahi
PAUL HASTINGS LLP

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44 Comments

  • Leslie Shafer September 4, 2013

    My round trip ticket was purchased Nov 1999 but I had to pay a $75.00 penalty Feb 26, 2000, before being allowed to board, for changing the
    date. Am I qualified to file a claim?
    Thank you.
    Mr. Leslie Shafer

  • Timothy Bricker October 20, 2013

    I am having a difficult time connecting to Online form.

  • william mood October 22, 2013

    cant reach web site flew korean several times, all business class 5000+ for tickets. very interested in suit please contact me thanks

  • Maria January 14, 2014

    I talked to rust and the earliest that they will send out a check is early April. They are verifying each claim form with the airline

  • TAE SUNG YU January 27, 2014

    안녕 하십니까? 이름은 위에 기록된것과 같으며 주소는 5350 SAND STONE RD PHELAN CA 92371-0702 입니다. 지난 SEP 13, 2013년에 CLAIM 한것에 수정할 사항이 있어서 다음과 같이 알려 드립니다.

    CLAIM # 50030279 & 50030271 은 잘못 기록해서 보낸것입니다. CLAIM # 50030291 이 정확한 것 입니다.

    FIRST AND LAST NAME : TAE YU 입니다. BUSINESS 관계로 KOREAN AIR 를 이용 하였으므로 회사 이름
    으로 CLAIM 하는 것 입니다. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDLY !!!

    친절히 알려주신 담당자 에게 감사 드립니다 !!!

  • julie March 10, 2014

    spoke with rust. they cannot release any money until all appeals are closed. don’t expect the money in 2014.

    • ton April 9, 2014

      Hi Julie, Thanks for the update.
      What is that bad smell below us. Oh, it’s just carol and her verbal crap.

      • Dana April 10, 2014

        Ha that’s funny I can’t stand carol always have some stupid crap to say

  • carol April 8, 2014

    hey JULIE why don’t you shut up? you post on all the claims and act like you know what’s going on. nobody asked you hon.

    • Julie April 19, 2014

      Funny. I came back to check to see if anyone else had talked to the administrator and I see this. I don’t know why you have me confused with other people since I don’t see any identifying marks in our comments that link us throughout the page. Instead of being a troll, go figure out how you can fulfill your life so that you too can afford the opportunities to travel overseas by way of your employer or your own salary.

  • Debra April 11, 2014

    Why is that Carol’s comments are all the same? It’s like she copying and pasting the same thing on every page! Seems weird to me….is Carol for real? I can’t help but think about Carol from the Walking Dead whenever I see a comment from her…it makes me want to laugh even harder!!!

  • Website watchers April 13, 2014

    Ton and Carol “showed up” at the same time a couple months ago. My bet is they or at least one of them is working for the website administrator and they are just a dumb faggot trying to keep tabs on us. Both of them can take their dumb fucking HIV infested faggot asses and go straight to hell for all I care.

    • ton April 14, 2014

      website watcher, I’m only watching you. You will see what happens over the next year to you. Boy, you are a real nutcase hater. Take a few more pills and get over your latent tendencies.
      Debra good comment. I was sad the season ended for the walking dead. I would tape Sunday night and watch on Wed. Doesn’t it seem website watcher would have fit in with Daryl’s last group.

    • starla April 27, 2014

      wow

    • Jeremy July 23, 2014

      Go fist yourself Website Watcher. Stop sucking bloody tampons, it’s affecting your brain.

  • ROSIE April 13, 2014

    SOMETIMES YOU ALL GLOWNS ON YOUR COMMENTS.SOME OF THESE COMMENTS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THESE SETTLEMENTS.DON’T GET ANGRY AND SEND A DASTY COMMENT, JUST LAUGH IT OFF OKAY.I EHJOY READING THE COMMENTS IT KEEP US CONNECTED WITH THE PROCESS OF THESE CLAIMS.ESPECIALLY WITH THAT CROCK (RUST).HAVE A GOOD DAY ALL (LA.)

    • Jeremy July 23, 2014

      Learn how to spell, before you try to “school” the rest of us.

      • rosie August 2, 2014

        jeremy, KISS MY MOTHER FUCKIN ASS OK, YOU LITTLE BITCH.now did i spell all of my words correctly? have a good day and may god bless you, this message is for JEREMY (ONLY)

  • Jamie April 18, 2014

    I got my check today from Rust for the Korean air class action $3750.00 it came right on time

    • anna April 18, 2014

      Hey Jamie are you sure you meant to write 375.00?

    • big john April 19, 2014

      tht fck you did !!!!

    • Jeremy July 23, 2014

      Liar, Liar. Go sit down hoe.

  • Jones April 18, 2014

    Finally got my check. My boyfriend didnt but called Rust they told him his was denied and that all the checks have been sent out.

    • anna April 18, 2014

      Hey Jones how much was your check for?

      • sweet April 18, 2014

        glad to know that checks are going out.i throught this claim was in a appeal.hope i receive mine soon keep me posted.LA.

    • big john April 19, 2014

      no you didnt

  • marie April 18, 2014

    none in ohio

  • Joshua T April 18, 2014

    Nothing in Colorado. What are the check amounts?

  • steve April 19, 2014

    I looked at the site and it doesn’t say checks are out. I hope I’m wrong and everyone gets enough for a trip.

  • Don't listen to the jack April 19, 2014

    Checks aren’t out. The guy does this in hopes that we harrass them admin into mailing our checks. Thing is, they are actually monitoring everything he is posting and also everything he apply’s for. There are several people on here that will be in court before long for the crimes they are committing. Enjoy prison!!

    • albert April 24, 2014

      What crimes? Putting in 2 claims as opposed to Congress getting paid and not doing anything for 6 years. Or railroad workers in NY going out on disability at a rate of 98%. Cops working 200% their last year and collecting $15000 a month for life. The guy getting 2 checks for a class action what a criminal mastermind. Don’t forget he has to pay for all of the above.

    • CODTY August 2, 2014

      HOW IS IT,THAT THE CLAIMS ADMIN. IS ONLY MONITORINGTHIS ONE PERSON? I BELIEVE THE LAYWERS WILL BE IN COURT FOR CRIMINALS CHARGES BEFORE THE CONCUMERS WILL.WHO IS RECIEVING THE MOST MONEY THAT DON’T BELONG TO THEM,WHO IS NOT ABIDING BY THE COURT ORDERS,YOU DO THE MATH

  • al April 22, 2014

    I just spoke to a representative. They saw my claim in the system, but they said the case is under appeal, so no checks would be sent out until the appeal is solved

  • sharon April 23, 2014

    Stop lien ain’t no checks been sent

  • Jessica May 19, 2014

    Spoke w Ann from Rust just now, very helpful lady. Several appeals have been filed no checks or vouchers have been released unti all appeals are resolved. Hope this helps those of you waiting with legit claims as myself. Sorry it’s not better news.

  • karma June 25, 2014

    this message is for, jennell,dianne, carol, qt, and any others abusing this system. i can only guess that because each one of you is extremely stupid. you don’t realize that what you are doing. you also don’t realize how illegal and well monitered this system is. you apply for every lawsuit. you swear that you are a class member. you call the claims admin over and over. you post many comments on all the sites. i could get on here and call you names. i could get on here and threaten to turn you in to the proper authorities. i will not lower myself to your level though. i will only say. i hope that one day if not sooner you receive the KARMA that you deserve. please understand that everyone on here, claimants and management, wishes you would go away.

  • albert June 25, 2014

    Karma, stop cutting and pasting all over the boards. I live in NY. My house taxes are $12000 for an average house. What crimes? Putting in 2 claims as opposed to Congress getting paid and not doing anything for 6 years. Or railroad workers in NY going out on disability at a rate of 98%. These guys are now being convicted and have to pay $25 a month back . They need to live to 390 to pay back their theft. Cops working 200% their last year and collecting $15000 a month for life. The guy getting 2 checks for a class action what a criminal mastermind. Don’t forget he has to pay for all of the above crimes.

    • Carol July 11, 2014

      hey albert, shut your your yankee ass up. nobody asked you anything. your taxes, whine, whine. sell you house and move to florida with the rest of you assholes.

      • Jeremy July 23, 2014

        You are so stupid. You were mentioned in Karma’s rant as well Carol.

  • Jeremy July 23, 2014

    You people are so full of SHIT. You know 99 percent of you did NOT travel to Korea. That is the reason appeals are being filed. TOO MANY FALSE CLAIMS!

    • Patricia August 18, 2014

      Jeremy,
      Just because you fly on Korean Air doesn’t mean you have to travel to and from Korea. Korea Air flies to other countries so you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • jennell August 3, 2014

    jeremy, shut up. i mean look at me. i file for all the suits. who cares if i don’t deserve it. proof is in the pudding. you been to korea asshole?

    • ton August 3, 2014

      Carol stop making believe you are Jennell. She is a human you are a vermin.

  • BIG JOHN September 9, 2014

    UPDATE: The appeals from the Court’s orders granting the judgment of final approval and attorneys’ fees and costs have been resolved. The Claims Administrator is currently performing claim validation and audits on claims that were filed. If anything further is needed from you to validate your claim, you will be contacted. This claim validation and audit process is expected to be completed this year and soon thereafter, eligible class members will be mailed their distribution checks and coupons. The coupons will not be available for use until first quarter of 2015.

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