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Spirit Airlines “Shortcut Security”

July 11th, 2019

In June 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Spirit Airlines for allegedly deceptively advertising a “Shortcut Security” option that allows consumers who pay for this option to use a separate, faster line to get through security at certain U.S. airports when, according to the plaintiffs, the option is a “complete sham.” According to the


Trip Insurance from United Airlines

November 19th, 2018

In September 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against United Airlines for allegedly deceptively marketing trip insurance on its flights. Specifically, the complaint claims that the airline misleadingly represents that the insurance is offered by Travel Guard Group and the money from the policies goes to the insurance company without disclosing that the airline gets


Trip Insurance Policies from American Airlines

October 19th, 2018

In 2016, a false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against American Airlines for allegedly misleadingly marketing trip insurance policies (that protect customers if their travel plans change) as being sold by a third party, Allianz Global Assistance, when the insurance policies are, according to plaintiffs, actually sold by American Airlines, which receives a profit each


Trip Insurance Policies from Delta Airlines

September 25th, 2018

In September 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Delta Airlines for allegedly misleadingly marketing trip insurance policies in a way that gives consumers the impression that the cost of the insurance is a pass-through charge – meaning that the airline collects the money from consumers and forwards it to the insurance provider without any


The Pricing Tactics of American Airlines

June 5th, 2018

A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against American Airlines for allegedly offering airfare tickets at attractive prices but then increasing the price when consumers try to finalize their purchases. The complaint was originally filed in state court in April 2018 and transferred to federal court in May 2018. (Schultz et al v. American Airlines,


Southwest Airline’s Early Bird Check-in

September 19th, 2017

May 2015: After the judge granted the airline’s motion to strike the class allegations, this action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. January 2015: A federal judge granted most of Southwest Airline’s motion to dismiss this class-action lawsuit. Among other things, the judge dismissed the false advertising claims finding


Spirit Airlines Prices

September 7th, 2017

In August 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Spirit Airlines for allegedly using bait-and-switch marketing tactics. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the airline misleadingly represents that it is a “low-cost, low-fare airline” offering affordable travel when, according to plaintiffs, customers pay more than the advertised price because the airline charges additional fees that are


United Airlines In-Flight DirecTV and WiFi

July 25th, 2017

November 2015: A federal judge granted United Airline’s motion to dismiss the complaint holding that federal law preempts all of the claims. March 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against United Airlines for allegedly selling DirecTV and WiFi services to passengers on flights without adequately disclosing that the services only work when a plane is flying


U.S. Airways Airline Tickets

June 10th, 2015

July 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed as to the named plaintiff and as to the class members. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. June 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against U.S. Airways for allegedly misrepresenting the price of airline tickets. Among other things, the complaint alleges that the airline induces


Spirit Airlines

December 4th, 2012

An August 2012 class action charges Spirit Airlines with federal racketeering (RICO) alleging that it is “engaging in an enterprise to systemically assess and collect disingenuous hidden charges from Spirit Airlines customers.”  The lawsuit claims that Spirit charges a “bogus and unconscionable” “Passenger Usage Fee” hidden among the fees and taxes at the bottom of


Ryan ToysReview: Target Audience

August 28th, 2019

In order to establish the age of Ryan ToysReview’s target audience, TINA.org conducted an appraisal of every video published on the YouTube channel between January 1 and July 31, 2019, which revealed that 92 percent promote at least one product or television/YouTube program that is appropriate for – and targeted at – children under the


Shay Mitchell Instagram Database

March 1st, 2019

TINA.org investigated 21 social media influencers who have received two FTC letters notifying them of their legal obligation to clearly and conspicuously disclose their relationships with brands when promoting products or services on social media platforms, such as Instagram. TINA.org collected more than 1,400 ads from 20 of the 21 influencers collectively promoting more than 500 companies between


Naomi Campbell Instagram Database

March 1st, 2019

TINA.org investigated 21 social media influencers who have received two FTC letters notifying them of their legal obligation to clearly and conspicuously disclose their relationships with brands when promoting products or services on social media platforms, such as Instagram. TINA.org collected more than 1,400 ads from 20 of the 21 influencers collectively promoting more than 500 companies between


Ciara Instagram Database

March 1st, 2019

TINA.org investigated 21 social media influencers who have received two FTC letters notifying them of their legal obligation to clearly and conspicuously disclose their relationships with brands when promoting products or services on social media platforms, such as Instagram. TINA.org collected more than 1,400 ads from 20 of the 21 influencers collectively promoting more than 500 companies between


Trip Insurance from JetBlue Airways

September 25th, 2018

In September 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against JetBlue Airways for allegedly misleadingly marketing trip insurance in a way to give consumers the impression that the cost of the insurance policy is a pass-through charge – meaning that the airline collects money for the policy from consumers and forwards it to the insurance provider


British Airways Executive Club

June 27th, 2018

May 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would resolve this case. According to the settlement terms, British Airways agreed to automatically place Avios (the frequent flyer miles members redeem for an award ticket to travel) into the accounts of class members who are still active members of the frequent flier program


Lifetime Memberships to Silver Wings

March 27th, 2018

In March 2018, a federal judge granted summary judgment in a class-action lawsuit against United Continental Holdings regarding its discounts program for seniors called Silver Wings. According to the 2016 complaint, the airline misrepresented that the Lifetime Membership to Silver Wings would be “Valid Thru Life” when, according to plaintiffs, the airline terminated the program


JustFly, FlightHub

June 8th, 2017

Advertised base fares on booking sites excluded the cost of filling up the planes, competitor claimed.



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