Published: Sat, July 07, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Emirates Airlines Offers Web-based VR On Its Website

Emirates Airlines Offers Web-based VR On Its Website

"The Emirates A380 aircraft on this special one-off service will be in a two-class configuration offering spacious seats in Economy Class and fully flat-bed seats in Business Class as well as Emirates" popular Onboard Lounge.

Emirates and Pakistan have a shared history tracing back more than 30 years: The airline's first flight went from Dubai to Karachi on October 25, 1985.

Emirates has become one of several airlines that have turned to virtual reality (VR) both before and during flights in an effort to better engage with its passengers and customers.

You can turn the cabin mood lighting on or off but don't bother pressing any of the buttons on the seats - they don't do anything.

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"As we continually invest to provide our customers with an unmatched travel experience onboard and on the ground, we also work very hard to give our customers a world-class digital experience" Alex Knigge, Emirates' senior vice president, corporate communications, marketing and brand (digital).

The high-quality 3D generated graphics offer an outstanding render that is close to reality. Users can enjoy hands-free cabin navigation and seat selection by using any VR headset like Google Cardboard.

The software, created in conjunction with award winners Renacen, is also compatible with all devices without the need for external applications or plugins.

In addition, customers who visit the Emirates site on mobile devices or through the Android or iOS apps can use the 3D seat map to explore their seats prior to checking in online. They'll be able to navigate between different seats and book the seats they desire right from inside the 3D environment. Usability studies with frequent flyers and customers from around the world are ongoing with a view to further enhancing the user experience.

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