Fortunately, you are unlikely to experience sudden turbulence while operating your headset, as VR entertainment is only tested for first-class customers traveling from London to JFK.

Passengers can enjoy a variety of traditional media content in 2D, 3D and 360 ° format, as well as therapeutic VR experiences such as meditation and sound therapy moment in a fireball.

BA is the first British airline to try VR on its flights, but Qantas made it on Samsung's Gear VR in 2015, while Alaska Airlines deployed the Allosky Cinematic VR headset last year in partnership with French company SkyLights.

BA also uses SkyLights headsets, which allow the VR to work regardless of the seating position of the passengers. This also works when they are flat, and you do not have to worry about being penned down like battery-powered chickens in the farmer's section of the plane.

"We're always on the cutting edge of technology to improve the customer experience on the ground and in the air," said Sajida Ismail, director of Inflight Product at BA. "Virtual reality can revolutionize on-board entertainment, and we're excited to test these new eyewear as it's designed to give our first customers a unique and memorable journey."

The AlloSky headset is now available on selected BA117 flights from London Heathrow to New York JFK by the end of 2019, in case you are in first class. What I think we both know is highly unlikely.