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British Airways test VR entertainment for first class passengers

British Airways is testing out VR entertainment for their first class passengers.

A number of passengers on flights between London Heathrow and New York's JFK will be handed a SkyLights headset to try out as the company works to "revolutionise in-flight entertainment".

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."

Whilst flying through the air, passengers will be able to enjoy a variety of entertainment in 2D, 3D and 360-degree formats, including movies and documentaries.

BA have invested £6.5 billon on updating their aircrafts, including new interiors and the arrival of 72 new planes.

VR has previously been used on Qantas, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue flights.

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