Southwest Airlines' new moving map displayed on three mobile devices

Press Release: Southwest launches 3D map with destination reels

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FlightPath3D, the leader in moving map technology, announces that Southwest Airlines has successfully upgraded to its new inflight moving map — an all-in one virtual world where passengers can use augmented reality and watch short-form videos to connect the flight journey with their destination. 

The inflight experience captivates passengers with a 3D map of the route and virtual reality views of the flight deck, window, and aircraft. The world’s first inflight Destination Reels application is an immersive travel guide loaded with mobile-friendly, short-form videos for all 118 Southwest® destinations. This ground-breaking experience for Southwest passengers is: 

Immersive – see a view that pilots get with a virtual flight deck, window, or walk on a beach in Miami 

A mobile device is showing flight tracking information from the moving map for Southwest

Personal – explore destinations based on interests with video playlists such as nature, architecture, or instagrammable hot spots 

A mobile device is showing flight Destination information from the FlightPath3d Mobile App for Southwest

Savable and Shareable – you can build your own itinerary, save it, and share it 

Smart – the aircraft model is a 3D digital rendition of the specific Southwest aircraft you’re flying on 

A mobile device is showing flight tracking information from the FlightPath3d Mobile App for Southwest

Mobile First – zoom around a 3D world or swipe through thousands of destination reels on your mobile device 

“More than one-third of all time spent in the Inflight Portal is through interacting with the flight tracker and destination guide and we know our Customers enjoy this feature while onboard,” said Tony Roach, Vice President Customer Experience & Engagement at Southwest Airlines.

“We are excited to be the launch airline for this Flight Tracker with Destination Reels, delivering exclusive short video destination content directly to our Customers as we continue to enhance our Customer Experience through the various touchpoints in their journey.” 

3 mobile devices are showing flight tracking information from the FlightPath3d Mobile App for Southwest

FlightPath3D is putting its full force behind its latest innovation called Destination Reels so that passengers can immediately get a vibe for any destination. Watch the top 100 experiences trending in San Francisco or choose a playlist to see the most photogenic, family-friendly, or must-see museums. After browsing the built-in lists, passengers may decide to build, organize, and map their own itinerary with the trip planning feature. Southwest is the launch airline to integrate the new Destination Reels experience. 

“There is a gap between the on-board experience and what consumers are used to with the latest Internet apps such as Instagram, TikTok, etc. We’ve created a virtual 3D world to track the flight packed with a feed of thousands of destination videos to bridge this gap,” said Duncan Jackson, President of FlightPath3D. “We’re using data science to rank attractions and help match user interests to destination experiences to promote more travel.” 

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About FlightPath3D 

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FlightPath3D has designed the most compelling and immersive travel solution for passengers, airlines and airports. A 3D Map with augmented views and relevant flight information makes the inflight journey captivating. Destination Reels inspires passengers to explore in-destination experiences and discover new places to visit. Where We Fly is an interactive route map that enables passengers to research routes and flights. Through their actions, searches, and map interactions, passengers provide airlines and airports with the knowledge of what interests them most about a location and what future destinations excite them for loyalty and strategic planning. 

Betria Interactive LLC (dba FlightPath3D) has the industry’s largest specialized map team providing customized map software, application development, and maintenance. 

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