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TechnologyBritish Airways adds another perk to first class, virtual reality

17:30  14 august  2019
17:30  14 august  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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The British Airways First cabin is utterly stylish, with excellent use of cream tones, warm light and an inviting seat. Business class is always a great privilege, but for a special trip First really does add the feeling of exclusivity, not to mention personal space.

This US airline is trying to make VR another first - class perk . Alaska Airlines announced Monday it will soon be unveiling VR headsets as a trial run for first - class passengers on its While VR has been a luxe in-flight alternative for first - class members on Emirates and XL Airways , this is the first time it

Select British Airways passengers will have a new way to pass the time while they're waiting to arrive at their destination.

British Airways adds another perk to first class, virtual reality© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. British Airways is trying out virtual reality headsets on select flights. Nick Morrish/British Airways

Through the end of the year, passengers flying in first class from London's Heathrow airport to New York's JFK airport, might get to try out virtual reality headsets, British Airways said Wednesday.

Using the headsets, which are made my SkyLights, folks on those flights will be able to watch "a selection of award-winning films, documentaries and travel programs in 2D, 3D or 360° formats" as a part of this trial program.

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Worlds Favourite Virtual Airline . OVER 2000 AIRPORTS. And constantly expanding in line with the real -world BA operations! We firmly believe we have the most advanced PIREP and flight tracking system of any virtual airline in the world. We have countless unique and exciting features to offer our

Established in 2000, BAVirtual is Virtual Airline which has a membership of 1250 virtual pilots. These members include aspiring teenagers, active and retired airline captains, and flight simulation enthusiasts alike. It is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation, that fulfills a role to provide a structured

"Virtual reality has the power to revolutionize in-flight entertainment and we're really excited to trial these new glasses as they should create a unique and memorable journey for our First customers," Sajida Ismail, head of inflight product for British Airways said in the statement.

British Airways adds another perk to first class, virtual reality© CNET

British Airways is trying out virtual reality headsets on select flights.

British Airways is offering VR entertainment on flights.
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. 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).

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