In a TikTok video that a traveller from Australia shared, she was fined with AUD2,664 (RM8,069) for a 6-inches Subway sandwich that she bought before she flew from Singapore back home.
Jessica Lee posted the video sharing her emotional journey with netizens and her desperation.
I feel like crying.
She recited the incident which started when she bought a footlong of Subway sandwich due to hunger while she transit at Changi Airport after an 11-hour flight.
Jessica ate half of the sandwich before she onboard her second flight and decided to save the other 6 inches for the journey.
Before she went into the plane, she also asked the airport security to ensure that it’s acceptable to bring sandwich when onboarding the flight and they assured her that it’s fine.
Then, she considered to enjoy her sandwich when she landed instead.
A careless mistake
Although she is frustrated with the Australian government, she accepted her fine and admitted that it was her fault as she failed to declare the sandwich when going through customs.
“Basically, I thought the declaration thing was only for your carry-on and your luggage,” she added.
The ingredients such as chicken and lettuce in the sandwich was then overlooked and got fine.
“And that is a ‘nice’ AUD2,664 to be paid in 28 days,” Jessica shared.
At the end of the video, she added sarcastically with a laugh that before the trip she just resigned and had to pay rental fee.
The video went viral, gaining up to 141,800 likes, drawing attention from Domino’s Australia official TikTok account tagging Subway Australia to assist her.
Netizens expressed their concerns by saying that the fine is unnecessary and unfair to her some even urged her to deny the accusation.
Jessica replied in the comment section saying that she’ll be paying the fine, as she embraced her mistake.
Watch her whole story here:
@_jessicaleeee Australian government tings 🥰🥰 starting that OF back up again to SURVIVE the next few months #fyp #australia #subway #boujee ♬ original sound – Jessica Lee
Compensation from Subway
On 18 July, she received a package from Subway Australia which includes several Subway merchandise, bucket hat, tumbler and socks.
She posted another TikTok video which garnered 1.5 million views in the past two days replying to the sandwich franchise company, with a caption ‘Subway makes my fine worth every single cent.’
On top of that, they also sent her a Subway gift card with a letter that says, “To say thank you for eating fresh, we have uploaded a Sub card with AUD2,664 just for you. We hope that this covers all your chicken and lettuce needs. Love from your Subway fans.”
Subway, you have outdone yourselves and this fine is worth every single penny.
She expressed her gratification saying at the end of the video, “You can best guess what I’m getting for lunch and dinner.”
Watch the full video here:
@_jessicaleeee Replying to @subwayaustralia ARE YOU KIDDING?! 😩😻😻 basically free subs for a year #fyp #subwayfine #subway #eatfresh ♬ original sound – Jessica Lee
Cover Image via TikTok / Jessica Lee
Editor: Sarah Yeoh