Singapore, Nov 16: Think twice before using Wi-Fi in your next flight as a man has been charged $1,200 for using the same on a 12-hour flight from London to Singapore.
According to reports, Jeremy Gutsche was travelling in a Singapore Airlines flight when he decided to use the plane's Wi-Fi to check his emails. The man said that his internet use during the flight consisted of sending emails, uploading documents and other ordinary tasks. He claimed to have made just 155 page views. But, when he stepped out of the plane, he received a whopping bill of $ 1,200 for the usage.
Gutsche said, "I had an otherwise enjoyable flight, but the sticker shock of being gouged $1,200 made me feel like I was deplaning from Total Bastard Airlines."
According to reports, the airline's $28.99 sign-on fee only included 30 MB of data, which meant he was hit with expensive overage charges.
"I wish I could blame an addiction to Netflix or some intellectual documentary that made me $1200 smarter. However, the Singapore Airlines internet was painfully slow, so videos would be impossible and that means I didn't get any smarter... except about how to charge a lot of money for stuff. I did learn that," Gutsche was quoted as saying in Gigaom.
Gutsche expressed his anguish by uploading the bill and his story on social networking site, Twitter. Meanwhile, Singapore Airlines has responded saying they are looking into the matter.