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British Airways Trials In-Flight Entertainment on Virtual Reality Headsets

British Airways is testing an in-flight entertainment system that operates through a virtual reality headset.

Running until the end of 2019, customers travelling on select BA117 flights in First from London Heathrow to New York JFK will be able to enjoy a selection of award-winning films, documentaries and travel programmes in 2D, 3D or 360° formats.

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.

British Airways is testing an in-flight entertainment system that operates through a virtual reality headset. Running until the end of 2019, customers travelling on select flights in First from London Heathrow to New York JFK will be able to enjoy a selection of award-winning films, documentaries and travel programmes in 2D, 3D or 360° formats. Click to enlarge.

SkyLights is a former alumni of British Airways’ parent company IAG’s Hangar 51 start-up accelerator programme.

Sajida Ismail, Head of Inflight Product at British Airways, said: “We are always looking at the latest technology to enhance our customers’ experience on the ground and in the air. Virtual reality has the power to revolutionise 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.”

 British Airways trialled the technology at Heathrow Terminal 5 earlier this year, giving customers a glimpse of the Club World cabin through virtual reality.

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