Qantas Airways has agreed to pay $26.5 million to settle a US lawsuit that claimed it conspired with others to fix prices on cargo shipments. The complaint, brought by Paradiso, a California-based retailer of women’s clothing, alleged that between January 2000 and September 11, 2006, claimed that Qantas and 19 other airlines in 2006 illegally conspired to fix, raise or maintain surcharges that were imposed after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the US and the outbreak of the war in Iraq in 2003. Other airline accused have also settled: Air France-KLM has agreed to settled the claim with
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