First Class BA Passengers to get VA Headsets

By Paul Joseph

British Airways has become the latest big name airline to introduce virtual reality (VR) technology for its most prestigious passengers.

The airline has announced that it will be testing VR entertainment on select first-class flights from London’s Heathrow to New York’s John F Kennedy airport.

Three variants of formats are being tried out – 2D, 3D, and 360 degrees, and will feature movies, documentaries and TV shows.

Furthermore, the airline is also planning to add therapeutic programmes such as meditation and sound therapy videos to the VR technology to help passengers with a fear of flying.

British Airlways follows in the footsteps of Qantas, Alaska Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa and Japan Airlines as aviation giants to have launched VR for their first class fliers.

Alaska Airlines’ VR headsets offer 3D and 360-degree films, along with 2D movies for passengers who tend to experience motion sickness.

By Paul Joseph