Internet usage fee of US$1171.46 in exchange for 155 page views
Singapore Airlines passenger Jeremy Gutsche claims he racked up an internet usage fee of US$1171.46 in exchange for 155 page views. “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,” wrote Gutsche on Trend Hunter.
In addition, he believes he spent an hour uploading his 4MB PowerPoint document and emails which have added to the cost. “And yes, the pricing per MB was disclosed on sign-up, but I bought the $30 package, slept through most the flight, and really didn’t think I’d end up a thousand bucks past the limit.” The airline has yet to reply to the incident.