Qantas, an Australian airline, is bringing virtual reality to its in-flight entertainment repertoire. First-class passengers on the airline can now enjoy a Samsung Gear VR from their seat.
For the next three months, Qantas is going to test out these headsets exclusively with first-class passengers. The only problem, though, is the fact that you can't do all that much with Qantas' Samsung Gear VR.
You can strap on the headset and take a virtual tour of Qantas' LAX lounge, watch advertisements for Qantas destinations and see the features available on your plane.
Cool tech, bad usage of that tech.
If the Qantas' virtual reality experiment goes well, then we might start seeing VR in every seat. Virtual reality headsets seem like a great way to alleviate airplane claustrophobia.
Wouldn't it be nice to forget about the flying tube that you sit in for hours and watch one of the fully-immersive VR movies that are in production as we speak?
That's just the beginning, though, because VR technology would let you sit on a virtual beach with a pair of headphones canceling out the hum of your plane.
The only way that you'll be testing out the in-seat Samsung Gear VR will be with a first-class ticket on a Qantas plane. If you're in the market for a ticket, then you'll definitely want to save where you can. Click here to find out the best day to buy airline tickets.