British Airways will test virtual reality headsets on some Heathrow (LHR)–New York (JFK) flights through the end of the year. In the trial, first-class passengers will receive the headsets for viewing “a selection of award-winning films, documentaries and travel programs in 2D, 3D or 360-degree formats.”
The headsets are made by San Francisco-based VR eyewear specialists Skylights, which previously worked with Air France and Alaska Airlines.
The trial engaged experts to choose “a range of therapeutic programs, including guided meditation and sound therapy, specifically designed for customers who have a fear of flying.” The headsets work whether the passenger is sitting up or lying fully flat.
British Airways used virtual reality in other initiatives, too. The airline launched a VR program at Heathrow to encourage more customers to upgrade to Club World. Potential customers could try out the experience by “touring” the airline’s Club World cabins via VR glasses, available at Terminal 5 check-in desks. They received a 360-degree view of the cabin, bedding and dining.
SINCE ABOUT 2000, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the busiest airport not only in the United States but also in the world. Each year more than 100 million passengers pass through the gateway, so it only makes sense the airport continues to evolve.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
DON’T EXPECT TURIN TO FIT your image of Italy. It’s Italian, all right — the evening passeggiata and a love of good food and wine are alive and well. But you’ll look in vain for medieval cobbled streets, crumbling castles and works by Michelangelo (who never set foot here). Instead, although you’ll find some Roman ruins, you’ll also find a faux medieval village, a world-class film museum and a café life that rivals Vienna’s. You and your family will have fun here.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
WELCOME TO OUR SUPER SWEET 16! Much like the iconic MTV show of the same name, we’re throwing an over-the-top, grand celebration in honor of this year’s GT Tested Reader Survey award winners! This year, 2019, marks the 16th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, and what better way to commemorate the milestone than with an epic Sweet 16 shindig.