Imagine watching an in-flight movie via your very own virtual reality headset? It might be coming to a flight near you sooner than you think. Qantas announced that it will start testing Samsung’s Gear VRs on flights.
Of course, if you’re a poor, you won’t get the snazzy headset. The airline will only be offering them in first class. And first-class tickets from North America to Australia, well, they don’t come cheap.
The three-month trial will begin in mid-February in the first-class lounges in Sydney and Melbourne, and in mid-March on A380 flights between Australia and Los Angeles, according to the Qantas announcement.
An industry first, Qantas says they’re offering it to passengers to “open up a new world of lounge and inflight entertainment for customers, as well as give Qantas a powerful way to preview destinations and experiences.” They will show tours of travel destinations, including a 3D boat journey in Kakadu National Park, the location of iconic Australian landmark Ayers Rock, and more to promote local tourism and businesses, as well as Hollywood blockbusters.
Qantas, if you’re offering test flights, sign us up.