If you always wanted a first-class airline dining experience but don’t want to go wheels up, then an “in-flight” Virtual Reality (VR) dining experience might be just your thing.
A restaurant in Tokyo, “First Airlines,” offers an “in-flight” Virtual Reality (VR) dining experience complete with virtual tours of major destinations around the world including Hawaii, Rome, Paris, and New York.
The experience begins with check-in, followed by seating in a comfortable first-class style seat where you view a pre-flight safety demonstration. After that, you get a four-course meal inspired by your city of choice. For instance, if you are heading to New York, the meal includes chopped salad, Manhattan clam chowder, Angus beef steak with bacon and balsamic truffle sauce and cheesecake. Going to Italy? Chow down on salmon carpaccio and tiramisu.
Meals are served in Airbus 310 and 340 seats by former first-class cabin crew members. When making your reservation on the airline-style website, you can choose between business and first class seating.
And if you present your “boarding pass” at a selection of nearby shops, you get a discount.
The airline-themed restaurant is one of the latest efforts to make VR a viable travel experience. The field has been growing over the last few years as virtual reality improves and companies continue to create unique pairings to enjoy with it.
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