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Emirates Introduce Virtual Reality (VR) Technology For Seat Selection!


Emirates has introduced three-dimensional (3D) seat models on its portal. It will allow passengers to check out in advance the plane they have booked before even boarding the aircraft. Flyers can simply go to the airline’s website on their desktop or mobile phone using the virtual reality (VR) technology. They can also visualize the interior of the Emirates A380 and the Emirates Boeing 777.

It will be an immersive experience for customers. They can virtually enter the plane and scrutinize the interiors. And the new feature offers 3D-360 degree views of the cabins and offers a clear idea about seat selection for their needs. Passengers can navigate through the economy, business and first class sections to virtually check out the facilities on Emirates’ iconic double-decker aircraft like onboard lounge and shower spa.

Emirates said it is the first airline to introduce 3D seat models on its digital platform. Users can explore the different parts of the plane and choose their seats completely hands-free by using any VR headset.

The senior vice president, corporate communications, marketing and brand (digital) of Emirates, Alex Knigge said, “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. We are pleased to be the world’s first airline to introduce this cutting-edge web VR technology, which offers our customers an immersive opportunity to learn more about the Emirates experience before they step on board.”

Customers accessing via their mobile devices or the Emirates app for iOS and Android will also be able to explore their seats before checking in online with the 3D seat map. The tool allows customers to navigate from one seat to another, and even allows would-be customers to book their preferred seats from within the 3D environment.

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