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Thursday 17 April 2014

Just days left to claim airline fuel-fee refund

IRISH air travellers who bought flights on certain British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic routes between 2004 and 2006 have just a few days to claim a refund of the illegal fuel charges they were forced to pay, writes Pat Flynn.

Of the more than 5,600 people who gave Irish addresses when requesting a claim form, around 800 have already filed a claim for a refund, which could be worth as much as £80 (€100) for a family of four.

The payout follows settlement of class actions in the US and UK over fuel surcharges paid by passengers on BA and Virgin long-haul flights between August 11, 2004, and March 23, 2006.

Individuals and businesses that bought a ticket for long-haul flights with either airline during this time will be able to claim. However, passengers, including those resident in Ireland, must have bought their tickets in the UK or US.

Claims must be submitted by December 31 and can be done through www.airpassengerrefund.co.uk.

Irish Independent

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