Flying from Tokyo to Paris without taking off

Posted on by Biju Shrestha

In the era of science and technology, world has leapt much forward in every aspect. Virtual reality (VR) is one of the hottest topics where science and technology have done immense improvement. Japan is one of the countries which have played great role to be technologically innovative nation.

From automobiles to video game consoles to mobile technology, advances developed in Japan have impressed the world for centuries and affect our lives in many different ways. Recently, they have taken people from Tokyo to Paris in a flight that never took off.

12 passengers at First Airlines in central Tokyo did flight from the capital to France capital without actually flying. They relaxed in first and business-class seats where they were served four-course dinners where they immersed themselves in 360-degree virtual reality (VR) tours of the City of Light’s sights.

At cost of 6,600 yen ($62), which is fraction of actual cost to travel has been popular among peoples. People have choice to travel to Paris along with Rome, Hawaii and New York and due to such low cost the company has been fully booked since its inauguration in 2016.

One among the 12 passengers said that due to stressful preparation, more time consuming and due to high cost the VR trip has been good and wished to travel to other cities in near future.

A staff dressed as flight attendant, serves appetizers to guests at the “First Airlines”, virtual first-class airline experience facility in Tokyo, Japan 

The company was started with a view to provide travel experience to elderly people who aren’t able to travel due to their physical condition and majority of travelers being such peoples. The company is also planning to add domestic flights around Japan providing meals that highlights regions cuisine.

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