We’ve all been there. You have a long flight and can’t seem to shake the feeling that you’re in a tube, flying thousands of feet in the air. Or you’ve been on the same bus ride for the last 8 hours, and are tired of the monotony of cornfields and cows. But what if there was a way to visit another planet, or attend a sports game, instead.
Flixbus, a German long-haul bus company, recently expanded into the US and with this expansion has began to test out different methods to ease the tedium of travel. Providing VR headsets is one way that they are trying to accomplish this. #FlixVR, as the company calls it, now operates on six different Flixbus routes across the American South-West.
Flixbus isn’t the only company testing out this new technology. Alaska Air, is also trying its hand at adding VR to a select number of flights by partnering up with French VR company Skylight.. Although currently making it’s debut in first-class only, the sleek design of Skylight’s Allosky nods more towards it’s usability than it’s high-tech features.
Can VR become the an accessible cure for the boredom of these long flights? We certainly think so. Let us know what you think in the comments!