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(NEWSER) – When Jeremy Gutsche signed up for a WiFi plan on a Singapore Airlines flight last week, he knew he was getting 30 megabytes for $28.99 and would be responsible for any additional data he used.

What he apparently did not know was that by "checking email and uploading a PowerPoint document," as the Wall Street Journal puts it, he would end up viewing 155 pages ... and getting charged $1,171. The airline talked to OnAir, the Switzerland-based WiFi provider, on Gutsche's behalf, but the Canadian CEO is out of luck: He has to pay the whole bill.

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