Australian airline Qantas has a VR app with previews of travel destinations


Australian airline Qantas is jumping into the virtual reality trend with its own app. Qantas VR is now available for Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR smartphone headsets, along with the PC based Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

The app allows users to see full views of many major Australian landmarks. They include 360 degree videos of a helicopter flight over Uluru, a cruise through Kakadu National Park, a hot air balloon journey over Alice Springs and a way to “climb” the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. Qantas VR currently has 13 different 360 degree videos to choose from, and more will added to the app in the coming weeks.

The app even allows users to book flights when they are done with their virtual tours. This is not the first time the airline has promoted VR for its users. In 2015, Qantas launched a trial that offered Samsung Gear VR headsets to passengers in its First-Class cabin and Lounges. Will you be trying out this app, if only to check out the beautiful 360 degree videos of famous and grand Australian locations and landmarks?


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