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KL Obtains Preliminary Approval of Carry-on Bag Fee Settlement with Spirit Airlines

On September 21, 2023, the Court presiding over the class action brought against Spirit Airlines that KL (together with the Hermina Law Firm) has been prosecuting, that challenges Spirit’s imposition of carry-on fees to certain passengers, preliminarily approved a settlement in the amount of $8.25 million.  The proposed settlement is on behalf of the following Class certified by the Court:

first-time fliers of Spirit who purchased their Spirit flight through one of the following six on-line travel agents (“OTAs”) – Expedia, Travelocity, Kiwi, CheapOair, CheapTickets, and BookIt – during the period of August 31, 2011, through May 3, 2017, and whose claims are governed by U.S. law.

The proposed settlement provides for Class Members to receive up to 75% of the carry-on bag fee they paid.  The actual percentage of the carry-on fee paid that will be refunded will depend on the amount of Court approved payments for attorneys’ fees and for reimbursement of expenses and for service awards to the named plaintiffs, and the number of timely and valid Claims submitted.
In order to be eligible to share in the proposed settlement, if finally approved by the Court, you would have to submit a Claim Form no later than January 10, 2024.  The Court has scheduled a final approval hearing for Monday, December 11, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. EST, at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York.  You do not need to nor have to attend, but you may at your own expense. The Claim Form and a Notice containing detailed information about the proposed settlement of this class action lawsuit and what rights Class Members have regarding the proposed settlement can be found at the following website:

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