ITB Update: Safety concerns above the clouds

We have now highlighted several cases about how airlines make use of VR, be it Qantas with their in-flight entertainment solutions or Lufthansa and Emirates with their trade show promotion. However, during the conversation with a project manager for the VR campaign of Emirates, we had an interesting discussion about safety concern arising from the use of VR in aircrafts. In essence, he explained that Emirates will never use VR in the actual aircraft due to safety concerns. In case of an emergency, consumers are prone to react a lot slower in comparison to if they were sleeping. Additionally, flyers would be totally immersed and with isolating headsets, making it likely that they would not hear a PA announcement in case should there be one.

What is your opinion on the use of VR in aircrafts? Is it a useful innovation? Or just a great danger in the sky that should be banned? Tell us your opinion in the comments!

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Are the safety concerns justified?

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Philipp Jacobius

Student at University of Applied Sciences Salzburg
Philipp has shown strong interest in new technologies since teenage years. After gaining work experience across different industries, he focused on the tourism sector. He finished his bachelor thesis at the UoAS Salzburg about Virtual Reality in Destination Promotion.
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Philipp has shown strong interest in new technologies since teenage years. After gaining work experience across different industries, he focused on the tourism sector. He finished his bachelor thesis at the UoAS Salzburg about Virtual Reality in Destination Promotion.

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