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Two Americans file lawsuit against airlines for alleged price-fixing.

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A price-fixing lawsuit has been filed against British Airways Plc, Virgin Atlantic Airways, American Airlines and United Airlines by two American citizens.

The lawsuit, filed by Susan Saldana of Newton, Massachusetts and Ian Reynell of Chicago, Illinois, alleges that the airlines conspired to fix air fares, in part with the use of fuel surcharges.

The lawsuit was filed in a New York federal court on 23 June, Reuters reported. According to the two air travellers, British Airways has added at least six fuel surcharges since May 2004.

The plaintiffs are reportedly seeking reimbursement and damages and class action status for their suit. If such status is granted it would include all travellers who purchased transatlantic tickets with the airlines named in the lawsuit over the past four years.

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