LONDON: Journalist Jeremy Gutsche utilized Wi-Fi connection while flight from London to Singapore and was racked up $1,200 bill on a 12-hour flight
Writing in www.trendhunter.com, 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.”
Gutsche explained: “So what does it take to rack up $1200 of internet use? In my case, just 155 page views, mostly to my email. I know this because for the first time I counted up my page views to see where all the dollars went.
“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.”
While Singapore Airlines facilitates the service, it is supplied by On-air, which charges standard global roaming rates.