The Accidental $28 Million Flight Refund – AIR040


Imagine discovering that your available credit card balance is suddenly over $28 million! That’s exactly what happened to AFF moderator JessicaTam recently after Qatar Airways accidentally refunded her in Australian Dollars instead Indonesia Rupiah. JessicaTam joins Matt on this episode to talk about the story that has gone viral over the past week.

Also in this episode, hear the latest frequent flyer news and learn how to take advantage of various airline status matches & challenges currently available.


Episode contents:

  • 0:49 – Fortnightly news round-up
  • 10:56 – Interview with JessicaTam
  • 21:45 – Qatar Airways & the botched status match
  • 24:05 – TAP Portugal status match
  • 26:09 – The Qantas “tier accelerator” challenge




Frequent Flyer Gazette articles referenced in the fortnightly news round-up:

Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
Matt's favourite destinations (so far) are Germany, Brazil, New Zealand & Kazakhstan. His interests include economics, aviation & foreign languages, and he has a soft spot for good food and red wine.

You can contact Matt at [email protected]