Virtual Reality on Alaska Airlines? This might actually get me to fly again.

By |2018-09-27T05:43:21-08:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Oh, this is cool!

Courtesy of PC Magazine:

Hate making small talk when you’re on an airplane? Alaska Airlines is trialing a new perk that can help you shut out the real world: virtual reality.

First-class passengers onboard 10 flights between Boston and Seattle and Boston and San Diego will have the opportunity to try a new virtual reality headset from French in-flight entertainment company SkyLights and provide feedback about the experience, Alaska Airlines announced Monday.

The trial kicked off on Sunday, Sept. 23 and runs through Thursday, Sept. 27.

Forget trying to pay attention to that small seatback monitor as jet engines and crying babies blare in the background. “Wearing the headset is comparable to having a personal movie screen in front of you,” the airline said. “When paired with noise-canceling headphones, it’s easy to feel like you’re at the movie theater instead of flying.”

I have probably shared on IM before that I really hate to fly.

It is not that I have any fear of flying, it’s just that the whole experience is so claustrophobic and frustrating. 

Especially since flights out of Alaska are rarely less than six or seven hours. And that is if you are lucky.

However, if I could sit in my seat while also wearing a VR headset which made it feel as if I were someplace completely different, perhaps in a movie theater, or exploring a rainforest, or walking through Parisian streets, the entire experience might actually be something to which I would look forward.  

I actually have the Playstation VR headset and it is really a lot of fun and makes the time fly past.  

So I am confident that this new technology, used properly, could make flying fun again. 

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  1. Anonymous September 28, 2018 at 3:06 am

    Liar Liar Pants on Fire
    Brett Kavanaugh busted lying about even whether he watched Blasey Ford’s testimony

    During sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Kamala Harris asked Judge Kavanaugh a seemingly insignificant question concerning the earlier testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, that he was being questioned to rebut.

    “I only have a few seconds left and I’ll just ask you a direct question: did you watch Dr. Ford’s testimony?” Harris asked.

    I did not,” he acknowledged. “I planned to, but I did not, I was preparing mine.”

    There may be added significance to the question by Harris, a veteran prosecutor who served as Attorney General of California and District Attorney of San Francisco.

    Prior to Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony, the Wall Street Journal published a story that contradicts Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony later in the day.

    “Among those watching Dr. Ford’s testimony was Judge Kavanaugh, a committee aide said, from a monitor in another room in the Dirksen Senate Building, where he awaits the opportunity to tell his side of the story later today,” The Journal reported.

    Lying to Congress is a federal crime.

    • Anonymous September 28, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      Not the first time. Boofing and Devil’s Triangle come immediately to mind. I think he lied about the $200,000 and gambling. (What adult plays dice for no money?) I think he lied about his virginity too. He would do anything to get on the Supreme Court, even lie under oath to Congress.

  2. Anonymous September 28, 2018 at 3:25 am

    The pattern of bad behavior continues to come out
    Kavanaugh Classmate ‘Disappointed’ At His ‘Blatant Lying’

    ….Lynne Brookes, Kavanaugh’s classmate at Yale, spoke to Chris Cuomo tonight about Kavanaugh’s drinking habits in college and his testimony before the committee today, telling Cuomo she and her Yale classmates were “extremely disappointed in Brett Kavanaugh’s characterization of himself and the way he evaded his excessive drinking questions.

    “There is no doubt in my mind that while at Yale, he was a big partier, often drank to excess.,” Brookes told Cuomo. “And there had to be a number of nights where he does not remember.”

  3. Anonymous September 28, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    FIRST CLASS. How many first class passengers are disturbed by crying babies or talkative neighbors?

    Even if this makes it out of first class, which I doubt, who is going to be able to afford it? It won’t be free and it won’t be cheap.

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