Boasting over 70 airline customers worldwide, FlightPath3D is best known for delighting passengers with 3D in-flight movement map software that works both in-seat and wireless IFE systems. But product innovation companies can now go far beyond the original “Where am I now?” Map your story so your passengers can see where else they can fly. Then design your future itinerary on board and share it with your social networks.
“[W]Maps, videos, and flight data can be mashed up into one product to provide something akin to in-flight travel management and guides off planes. Interview at his APEX/IFSA exhibition in Long Beach.
It turns out that the number one platform for travel inspiration is no longer Google or TripAdvisor, but Instagram and short-form video platform TikTok. The #travel hashtag generates billions of views per year. A map platform called WhereWeFly.
With the WhereWeFly application, passengers have access to airline travel maps and virtual flight deck views as usual, but you can also dive deeper into destination videos to learn what to do at your destination, as well as your itinerary. You can also create You can experience these activities according to your needs or book an in-flight experience.
For aircraft that don’t offer live in-flight connectivity, Jackson said, “you can pass that interest through a QR code or other point activation.” He said that bookings can be made in real time in these connected environments because they are there.
Jackson provided an example of a flight from New York JFK to Las Vegas. On board, notifications may be sent to the passenger’s mobile device highlighting things to do in Las Vegas, such as The Strip, High His Roller Ferris Wheel, and other famous spots. Afterwards, passengers stop by the airline’s FlightPath3D-powered, fully immersive WhereWeFly platform where they check out all the things to do in Las Vegas, swipe right, and provide great tips on what to do. You can check detailed information including the contents of the Michelin Guide. From there you can create your itinerary.
However, passengers may choose to make future itineraries. This is also supported because the passenger can access a searchable directory of the airline’s routes he map, look at the network, zoom in and click on a location and search for example the best beaches and other great things increase.
Additionally, the data cloud can tell passengers what’s currently trending in architecture, family-friendly events, and other types of travel experiences. “So for those who just want flight information, there’s a layer of maps. Or you can dive into videos of things to do, immersed like Google Street View. But behind that , there is another layer of flight schedules and routes to destinations,” explains Jackson.
last year air canada launch WhereWeFly interactive route maps are deployed on aircraft equipped with Panasonic Avionics seatback IFE systems and Thales wireless portals, accessed by passengers on their own devices.
“With just one click, Air Canada’s hubs are instantly displayed, either Toronto (YYZ), the main global hub, or Montreal (YUL), the main gateway to France and other international markets, or the airline It shows all routes from Vancouver (YVR), which is based in the best gateway to the Asia-Pacific,” said FlightPath3D at the time. “Passengers can plan their next trip within the in-flight entertainment map.”
For clarity, FlightPath3D does not source content from TikTok or Instagram, which introduces content licensing challenges and costs. Instead, its experiential platform features FlightPath3D’s own engaging videos. Jackson revealed:
As such, the largest library of video “points of interest” is probably out there. Worldwide he has over 100 ambassadors shooting content.
They travel the world, get paid to generate content for us, and send it through the network.
Especially last year’s Southwest Airlines Sign on to your destination reelwill offer content in 118 cities at launch, Jackson said. “So we went to Boise [and] Held in Las Vegas, at launch, there were thousands of videos in flight for people to experience. [content-wise for free] All over the place, people are addicted to swiping, saving and sharing our new video platform. ”
Passengers are virtually instantly transported to all these locations during the flight. You can also share your itinerary via your usual social media channels (both FlightPath3D and the airline want to increase interest in destinations and experiences with this free content, so don’t worry about copyright infringement). No need to).
FlightPath3D’s CEO believes a significant portion of the company’s current moving map customers will upgrade to this much more immersive and shareable experience. “Based on today’s interest,” he said at his APEX/IFSA EXPO in late October. It’s a sensible market and hope for airlines. ”
But in an exciting evolution of FlightPath3D, the company is now enabling this kind of trip management functionality on the ground, combined with full airport flight schedules and videos.
“We just started live at Heathrow in the last six weeks and we are building a kiosk version for navigating across the airport and sitting in business class. I’m looking for a product that I can install.
“We literally flew through Southwest and Air Canada airports, they came to us and said, ‘Better than our website experience.'”
So by helping passengers design and book their own itineraries and inspiring future travel, FlightPath3D has evolved far beyond in-flight travel maps.
So it’s no wonder several EXPO attendees told RGN that WhereWeFly was one of the best innovations on the show floor. Given the quake-level of digital innovation, it really says something.