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Businessman Claims SIA Billed Him US$1,200 For Checking Mails On Flight

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LONDON – A passenger travelling on Singapore Airlines from London to Singapore has claimed that he was charged US$1,200 (S$ 1,558) for using wi-fi on the flight.

Mr Jeremy Gutsche, a Canadian entrepreneur, claimed he mostly used the internet for work emails between naps and watched no videos. He was hit with the bill on Wednesday on alighting the flight, racking up US$1,142 in charges over his purchased 30MB package.

Mr Gutsche wrote about the bill on Trend Hunter website of which he is the Chief Executive Officer, accusing the airline of ripping off passengers, Mailonline said.

“I wish I could blame an addiction to Netflix or some intellectual documentary that made me US$1,200 smarter,” he wrote, claiming that he had viewed only 155 pages and slept during most of his flight. “However, the Singapore Airlines internet was painfully slow, so videos would be impossible and that means I didn’t get any smarter.” – The Independent

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