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Jetstar passenger finds genius way to book 58 flights for FREE – and the airline is NOT happy

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A Jetstar passenger has irked the airline by finding a loophole allowing him to book 58 flights for $0 – and the two parties are now locked in a legal battle. 

Lawyer Tyrone Barugh booked a flight from Auckland to Sydney for $260 and received a free return fare as part of a promotion Jetstar was running.

He then cancelled the outbound flight and was given credit with the airline – but did not cancel the return trip.

Mr Barugh then used the credit to book another flight, before doing the same thing a further 57 times.

A Jetstar passenger has irked the airline by finding a loophole allowing him to book 58 flights for $0 (file picture)

A Jetstar passenger has irked the airline by finding a loophole allowing him to book 58 flights for $0 (file picture)

The would-be passenger told News.com.au that he had not planned to board any of the flights. 

Has taken Jetstar to the Disputes Tribunal of New Zealand, claiming he is entitled to about $4,500 in taxes owed on the flights.

He claims he is due the money as he has paid the Passenger Movement Charge – which is a $60 fee the Australian Government collects when a person leaves the country. 

Mr Barugh says he would accept a settlement of a ‘small flight credit and a toy plane’. 

A spokesman for Jetstar declined to comment while the matter is before a tribunal. 

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