Care for a side of culture with your first class champagne? Flying gets educational as Gallic airline Air France teams with major museums to offer its lucky premium customers something else to marvel at than just clouds.
Sitting on an airplane might not be something the frequent flyer necessarily enjoys but it is one of those things one just has to get on with. If you are priviledged enough to be travelling first or business class then why not aim for more than a moderately comfortable pillow and attempt at cuisine in front of whatever the in-flight entertainment system may have bestowed upon you? Air France is offering its A380 customers an opportunity to do just that: by making their way to the special upper deck gallery those passengers can now enjoy a virtual video tour of some of the world's most renowned museums.
Vintage Gondry, or another example of the airline teaming with France's best.
Patriotism oblige it all started with the Louvre, which back in November teamed with the airline to offer the first instalment, “Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice”. It was then photographer Inge Morath's turn with an exhibition from the Magnum gallery and currently on the menu the contemporary art exhibition also seen at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana in Venice. Next month's art will be from Russia with love for the second Louvre collaboration.
For the rest of our economy flyers selves is the knowledge that nothing beats the real thing (plus museums on screen mean no gift shop at the end) and then there is something to say for watching a cheesy straight-to-tape film you would never dream of catching at home but goes so well with that plastic meal and inadequate leg space!
Source: Air France
Credits: Air France, Le Louvre