Though Gutsche, who calculated he’d visited just 155 webpages, said he was aware that he would be charged per megabyte used, he didn’t expect the astronomical bill. “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”. He probably wishes he were still asleep.
According to Singapore Airlines’ website, the airline charges its passengers a $28.99 access fee before they connect; after that, WiFi costs $9.99 for 10MB of data. Which means Gutsche must’ve somehow used 1,144MB... on 155 pageviews.
Next time, save the Grape Lady loop for when you're at home.