See your Emirates seat in virtual reality before you take off

Take a look inside your plane – or get a sneak peek at first class

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Should we take the window for views the aisle for swift bathroom access?

That might not be such a difficult choice anymore, because Emirates has revealed a new feature that is set to end the age-old conundrum of which seat to pick.

The Dubai airline now has virtual reality (VR) on its website, giving travellers a glimpse of the cabin and answering important questions like how far away the bathroom is.
And luckily, it’s all in 3D, so you won’t need one of those clunky headsets.

Travellers will also be able to navigate through economy, business and the oh-so luxurious first class cabins, including the onboard lounge and shower spa.

Emirates is the first airline to introduce the technology, which showcases the interior of the A380 and the Boeing 777.

So log on to the website and have a gander around – it may just give you that nudge to upgrade your seats.

The technology will soon include renderings of the airline's entire fleet, with all configurations of the A380 and Boeing 777 aircrafts.

Emirates’ Senior Vice President Alex Knigge said: “We are pleased to be the world’s first airline to introduce this cutting edge web VR technology.

“In our usability tests with customers, we found that they particularly appreciated the 3D seat and cabin models when selecting their seats.”

Flying with Emirates over the summer? What perfect timing, as passengers can use their boarding pass as a membership card offering exclusive discounts within the UAE, until Friday August 31.

Dubai has become somewhat of a hub for VR experiences recently, with VR Park bringing a host of fun-filled activities. We would know, we tried it all out.


For more information, go to emirates.com

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