Passengers who flew across the Atlantic between August 2004 and March 2006 with British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic are entitled to a refund as part of a £100 million settlement pending in California.
The deal was struck by American lawyers in US courts but the lion’s share – £73.5million – has been reserved for British passengers.
That equates to a refund of between £4 and £20 for each return ticket and up to £10 for a one-way ticket. Frequent flyers and corporate customers could pick up hundreds of pounds.
The refund applies not only to transatlantic flights but to any long haul journey operated by the airline between the specified period.