Southwest FACTA Class Action Lawsuit – Is A Check Coming In The Mail For You?

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A couple of months ago I received a letter in the mail about a class action lawsuit against Southwest Airlines. The Southwest FACTA class action lawsuit accused the company of violating the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.  The violation came as a result of Southwest printing the expiration dates of credit and debit cards on the receipts of customers who paid at airport ticket counters from 2007-2012 and cargo counters from 2007-2013.

Late last year both sides agreed to a settlement with Southwest paying $1.8 million dollars to members of the class. It was estimated at the time that each member of the class would receive anywhere from $25-$200. Since both my wife and I qualified for this, I filled out the form and completely forgot about it.

Apparently the final settlement was approved on March 28, 2014 and checks were mailed out. I was delighted when I opened my mail yesterday and found two checks in the amount of $61.77 a piece. (One each for my wife and I.) This post is more a heads up to everyone else who may be receiving a check. Make sure to look out for it.  Don’t you just love when unexpected money comes in the mail?

If you would like to know about the details of the lawsuit, a website has been set up with all of the information. Unfortunately it is too late to opt-in, so if you didn’t already fill out the form, you are out of luck.


Shawn Coomer
Since 2007 Shawn Coomer has been circling the globe with his family for pennies on the dollar. He uses that first-hand knowledge and experience to teach others how to achieve their travel dreams for the least amount of money possible.

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