Internet Shocker! Man Charged $1,200 For Checking His Email During Flight

November 18, 2014  |  

And you thought travel costs were sky high. A man was billed a whopping $1,200 just for reading his email on an international flight to Singapore. WiFi overage charges on Singapore Airlines are outrageously pricey, so much so, it could cost you as much or more than the actual flight.

Just ask Jeremy Gutsche, founder of online trend site, says he was charged a $1,171.46 for using 30MB of data on flight to Singapore. Gutsche thought he had signed up for a $30 WiFi package, reports Business Insider. And all Gutsche did was view a total of 155 pages, he says, mostly email.

According to Gutsche:

At one point, I spent about an hour uploading one 4mb Powerpoint doc. That doc probably cost me $100 to upload, so I hope my team liked it. I actually even emailed them a warning that my upload was taking a while. That email probably cost me $10. 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.

Since Singapore Airlines is still considered “Best Airline In The World” by Business Insider, we hope the rest of Gutsche’s flight made up for his pricey Internet usage.

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