Some folks claimed that Asiana and Korean Air were colluding on their pricing. They sued, a class action was created, and some lawyers got very rich.
A funny thing happened on the way to the courthouse though. This class action looks like it may actually pay out more to folks than just a small discount on very expensive future travel.
In fact, one estimate of the settlement payout is $500 cash plus $360 in vouchers for future travel — although the actual amount will depend on how many people file claims.
If you purchased a Korean Air or Asiana ticket in the U.S. for travel between the US and South Korea between January 1, 2000 and August 1, 2007 then you may be entitled to a payout. Flying through Seoul doesn’t count — you cannot simply have connected there, you have to have started or ended your journey there. That’s because the claim is about anti-competitive practices in the US-Korea marketplace.
Award tickets don’t count. Codeshare tickets don’t count. And flights to other destinations don’t count — flying Korean Air to South America during the class period won’t get you a payout.
Currently they are not asking for any proof of your flights when submitting a claim. Though they maintain that they could.
And while you’re playing a bit part in the US legal process, claim 25% back on up to 5 purchases of Silk Soymilk and $45 from the pain and suffering you endured as a consumer of Naked juice.