Qantas becomes first airline to offer virtual reality headsets

The VR technology offers first class customers interactive content



Emirates’ partner airline Qantas has become the first carrier globally to offer virtual reality (VR) headsets, designed in collaboration with Samsung Electronics Australia.

The VR technology offers first class customers interactive content showcasing the airline’s network of destinations, Qantas products and inflight movies and entertainment.

As part of a trial project which began this year, a number of Samsung Gear VR headsets have been made available to customers in Sydney and Melbourne International first lounges as well as in the first class cabins on select A380 services, making Qantas the first airline globally to offer the experience inflight.

Tourism NT is the first tourism group to partner with Qantas on the content creation, with a special 3D experience from Kakadu National Park.

The Samsung Gear VR headsets make up a suite of personalised offerings for luxury travellers including the airline’s Sydney-based first lounge with 30 metre vertical garden, Aurora Spa and open kitchen restaurant with menus from acclaimed Rockpool chef Neil Perry.