British Airways to trial virtual reality entertainment

BA passengers on selected first class routes will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset.

Until the end of the year, passengers on selected first class flights, BA117, from Heathrow to New York can experience virtual reality with 2D, 3D and 360° formats available.

The headsets from VR eyewear specialists, SkyLights, allow customers to fully immerse themselves in 3D view regardless of the position they are sat in. The experience even works when they are lying fully flat.

AlloSky virtual reality headsets are designed by SkyLights, a former alumni of British Airways’ parent company IAG’s Hangar 51 start-up accelerator programme.

It will be interesting to see if more airlines offer this technology on more routes.


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