"British Airways testing VR headsets for first-class passengers this year"

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Subject: "British Airways testing VR headsets for first-class passengers this year"
Posted by:  John Corliss (r9jm…@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019

"Plane travel can be a hassle at best and a panic-inducing experience at
worst. But passengers who get anxious around takeoff may have a new
option to calm those nerves. British Airways announced that it is
testing out virtual reality headsets for the rest of this year on
flights between London’s Heathrow and New York City’s John F. Kennedy
airport.

The airline is tapping SkyLights for the VR eyewear headsets that will
be available for its first-class passengers. The AlloSky hardware can
present 3D views even when the viewer is lying flat.

As far as programming, British Airways will have options. The VR
headsets will offer visual entertainment in 2D, 3D, or 360° formats. The
airline will also provide more therapeutic programs to help people who
have a fear of flying. These VR experiences include guided meditation
and sound therapy."

Full article is here:

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/08/british-airways-testing-vr-headsets-for-first-class-passengers-this-year/?comments=1

Be sure and read the Reader Comments. My favorite was, "Can't wait to
get impetigo or foot and mouth disease with my complimentary glass of
cheap champagne!"

I can see them putting exterior cameras on the airplane, then
"accidentally" switching to them for a passenger who's afraid of air
travel: /ERRRRPPPP!/

--
John Corliss

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