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Virgin Atlantic trials Google Glass at Heathrow

British airline Virgin Atlantic is trialling Google Glass during the check-in procedure for business and first-class passengers at Heathrow Airport.

During the six-week trial, airline staff do not need to check computers or tap away at a keyboard while dealing with passengers.

The airline says it's testing the technology following a survey of 10,000 passengers that found nearly half (42 per cent) of those questioned felt airline travel was no longer a glamorous experience.

Virgin Atlantic hopes the introduction of the new technology will make flying a special treat once again.


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