Japanese airline simulates trips to foreign countries without ever taking off
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The idea of offering consumers experiences related to travel is something we have seen before. An example is the Swedish airport with an immersive Climate Portal, which allows travelers to experience the weather conditions of countries across the world. Another interesting application of VR aims to help customers to choose and book their holiday. Now, the Japanese company First Airlines has gone a step further, simulating the entire experience of a trip abroad. Passengers can choose to 'travel' business or first-class to one of four destinations: New York, Paris, Rome and Hawaii. Upon boarding the airplane, customers experience the announcement and simulated take…
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