Qatar Airways is taking advantage of this zeitgeist by entering the Metaverse, as digital technology is playing an increasingly important role in all areas. Carriers have launched a unique virtual reality experience that users can access from their website. One of the most striking aspects is the presence of a virtual cabin crew.
Welcome to QVerse
Qatar Airways It is known to indicate that the product is airline-specific by adding the letter Q to the beginning of the word in question. for example, QSuites It is one of the most respected business class products in the sky. Not surprisingly, we apply similar tactics here and call the online world QVerse.
Metaverse Technology is defined by being composed of a network of virtual worlds, and Qatar Airways is taking this opportunity to allow passengers to see inside the aircraft from the comfort of their home. However, the experience is more thorough than just a cabin showcase and starts with a virtual premium check-in area. Regarding the new virtual experience, CEO Akbar Al Baker said:
“As physical boundaries are beginning to be challenged by the Metaverse on an increasingly large scale, adopting technology that allows all travel enthusiasts to enjoy a unique immersive experience of award-winning products and services. Is exciting. “
This airline is the first airline to deploy a virtual cabin crew in a virtual environment.Photo: Qatar Airways
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Guidance by virtual flight attendants
What distinguishes QVerse from other such virtual environments is the presence of Qatar Airways’ very unique virtual “Meta Human” flight attendants. This online attendant, named “Sama”, which means “sky” in Arabic, guides users from the check-in area to the aircraft itself and guides them through the luxurious range of the aircraft.
Qatar Airways confirmed in a statement released today to promote the virtual world that it was the first airline to devise such a character. On board, Sama speaks to software users through various unique features of Qatar Airways’ different classes of travel. Extending this, AlBaker adds:
“Our status as the first airline to introduce Metahuman flight attendants is a testament to our unwavering desire to innovate and delight our customers. We are a new technology that enhances our passengers’ complete journey. We are always looking forward to adopting and introducing. “
Users can explore Qatar Airways cabins in an immersive online environment.Photo: Getty Images
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It happens that Qatar Airways is not the only Middle Eastern airline that has recently invested in Metaverse technology.Indeed, UAE-based rivals Emirates Also Announced such a planWe are already developing a virtual cabin environment.
Meanwhile, the US-based airplane manufacturing Jaguar notebook Boeing Last year, it became a hot topic by announcing the goal of building an aircraft in the Metaverse.Simple flight I scrutinized exactly what this meant Returned in December 2021.
What do you think of Qatar Airways’ digital innovation? Have you checked QVerse yet? Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments!
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