Flyers onboard Virgin Atlantic flights can now take advantage of a new inflight meditation facility.Mind you, the kind of meditation I recommend is not about blissing out. Still, this airline is trying to promote the spiritual well-being of passengers and I think it's a wonderful idea.
As a result of the popularity of its inflight audio meditation service, the carrier has now launched an offering that utilises audio and visual effects to provide a 30-minute meditation experience for passengers.
The Total Relaxation facility could help to lower blood pressure and boost the immune system as a result of minimising anxiety and stress, the airline said.
"Long-haul flights can be challenging for some travellers, especially if sleep proves difficult," commented Richard Latham of Meditainment.com, the provider of the service, adding: "By watching the Total Relaxation movie, passengers enter a state of pure bliss."
Virgin Atlantic's overall inflight entertainment offering includes the use of individual seatback screens showing films and television programmes and providing a range of music options, as well as the Skymap service, which shows passengers exactly where the plane is and provides facts about the flight.
As an aside, the most enjoyable flight I ever took across the pond was on Virgin Atlantic. The flight attendants gave the impression that they themselves were just having a marvelous time and could not imagine wanting to be anywhere else.