British Airways Will Trial In-Flight VR for First Class Passengers
British Airways will offer an in-flight VR entertainment system. The airline will run a trial program where the in-flight VR will be on certain flights between London’s Heathrow airport to New York’s JFK airport.
However, the VR will only be available to first class passengers. On the VR platform, fist class passengers would have the ability to interact with in-flight entertainment in a conventional 2D format, or alternatively, they could access the 3D and 360 degree capabilities that the platform offers.
The VR headsets will be sourced from a company named SkyLights. Included in the VR platform are curated therapeutic VR experiences, which include meditation as well as sound therapy.
The therapeutic experiences are intended for passengers who may have a fear of flying.