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First Class Fliers Get to Play With Samsung Gear VR Headsets

By Gary Cutlack on at

Select fliers on some Airbus A380 planes operated by Quantas will be able to mess around with a Samsung Gear VR headset while flying from Sydney and Melbourne, bringing you closer to the in-flight magazine than ever before.

The flier is running a three month trial of the technology both onboard and in first class lounges to see if it engages with customers or not, or if the cables, lack of any interesting content and fact you look like a complete tool using one means they're left stowed in the overhead lockers during flights.

Quantas boss Olivia Wirth said, optimistically: "Whether the user wants a virtual tour of our new Los Angeles First Lounge or experience an A380 landing from the tarmac, this technology gives us a completely new way to connect with our customers." [Quantas via Engadget]