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Enjoy 3D VR During Fly

French company XL Airways is introducing a trial run of 3D VR headsets from Skylights, a French virtual reality startup. For the next several months, XL Airways will implement 2D and 3D movies through its ‘SkyTheater’ VR Headset, that people will use to watch movies in full immersion.

With its innovative business model, Skylights offers airlines to boost their brand and reputation on cabin innovation and if desired to generate ancillary revenue by giving passengers an immersive cinema experience.

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Sky Theater

The Sky Theater is not a general purpose VR helmet  because its screen is fixed size and the content is not interactive.

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Entertainment For Ten Bucks

XL Airways (France) offers now a limited IFE (In-Flight Entertainment) experience with overhead entertainment screens or rented Samsung Galaxy tablets that contains seven movies (free of charge in Business, 10 EUR in Economy)! The experimental VR headsets  are so new it is too soon to confirm the exact price.

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Where Do You Have To Fly?

XL Airways currently flies from Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Paris (from Charles de Gaulle and Roissy) and Toulouse to various holiday destinations such as Caribbean (Azores, Dominicana, Guadeloupe, Martinque), North America (Cancun, Miami, New York, San Francisco), and Indian Ocean (Mayotte, Reunion).

About Skylights

Skylights (Paris, France) is a B2B hardware-as-a-service-provider to airlines. The product centers on portable immersive headsets, bundled with minimal software and flight servicing. Together, these enable airlines to provide their passengers with the experience of using the latest immersive technology onboard to enjoy watching the latest 2D and 3D movies with a field of vision comparable to sitting right in the middle of a movie theater

Skylights  needs your help to chose the in-flight movies: Check his company Facebook page where the survey is posted.

Visit Skylights' web page for more info.

Source: AirInfo, air-journal, TOM.