British Airways is testing a new on-board entertainment option for passengers in the form of VR movies, TV shows and calming excercises.

“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 company said in a press release.

Passengers can choose from 2D, 3D or even 360 degree content, and includes “a range of therapeutic programmes, including guided meditation and sound therapy” for nervous fliers.

“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,” said the airline’s Head of Inflight Product, Sajida Ismail.

First-class passengers traveling from London Heathrow to New York’s JFK will be able to enjoy the VR experience until the end of 2019.

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