Emirates Introduces Virtual Reality Plane Tour

Emirates First Class Lounge
Emirates First Class Lounge

Guests can now select seats and navigate cabins as though they’re already on board

Emirates has introduced 3D seat models on, becoming the first airline to introduce web virtual reality  technology to its digital platform. How does it work? A visualisation engine displays an immersive 3D 360-degree view of the interior of the Emirates A380 and the Emirates Boeing 777, giving customers a chance to explore their seats, the spacious cabin and the Emirates onboard product.

Users can navigate through the Economy, Business and First Class cabins, as well as the iconic Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa on the Emirates A380 using navigational hotspots. The high-quality 3D-generated graphics offer an outstanding render that is close to reality, and this immersive experience will soon include renderings of Emirates’ entire fleet.

Customers accessing the site 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. Users can enjoy hands-free cabin navigation and seat selection by using any VR headset like Google Cardboard. This award-winning technology is compatible with all devices without the need for external applications or plugins. 

In addition to the new 3D cabin models, new product videos are available on that illustrate the end-to-end travel experience across all cabins. 

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