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16:46  14 august  2019
16:46  14 august  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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You can view British Airways flight information and access the internet in the same way that you would do from a hotel, coffee shop or any other Wi-Fi zone. Wi-Fi is gradually being rolled out across all British Airways aircraft and is currently available on selected flights only. Aircraft are subject to

British Airways offer a range of in- flight entertainment on longhaul flights and you can plan what you want to watch before you fly. Where relevant you will see special offers and other local information appropriate to the country that you select as your home country.

British Airways is set to trial VR entertainment on select first class flights from London Heathrow to New York JFK. From now until the end of the year, customers on these flights will have their own 3D cinema in the sky, and will be able to watch a variety of films, documentaries and travel shows in 2D, 3D or 360° formats.

British Airways is offering VR entertainment on flights

The headsets come from VR company SkyLights and are fully immersive regardless of how the wearer is sitting -- they'll even work if they're lying fully flat (which is another first class luxury in itself). The line-up also includes a range of expertly-selected therapeutic VR experiences, such as guided meditation and sound therapy, specifically designed for those with a fear of flying.

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British Airways offer a range of in- flight entertainment on longhaul flights and you can plan what you want to watch before you fly. On Business. British Airways do not offer a company travel loyalty programme in the US but our partner American Airlines does.

British Airways offer a range of in- flight entertainment on longhaul flights and you can plan what you want to watch before you fly. British Airways turns 100 this month, and in honour of the occasion, we’ve created a dedicated channel on board that highlights all the very best of our inflight

British Airways is certainly not the first airline to adopt VR entertainment -- Quantas trialled it back in 2015 and Alaska Airlines did the same last year -- but it is the first UK airline to do so, and it's a massive name in the air travel biz, suggesting that in-flight VR could soon become an on-board norm.

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