Qantas (ASX:QAN) share price gains amid virtual travel pack

Qantas’ virtual travel pack is just what wanderlusting Aussies need right now
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The Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) share price is moving higher today. And now, you too can take off (or at least pretend to) with the airline’s new virtual offerings.

Qantas has released a range of Zoom (NASDAQ: ZM) backgrounds and inflight playlists for travellers whiling their days away on video calls and wishing they were on holidays.

The Qantas share price is gaining 0.33% amid the virtual accessories’ launch today. Shares in the airline are currently swapping hands for $4.51 apiece.

Let’s take a closer look at the goodies Qantas released today.

The next best thing

The Qantas share price is in the green today, and many of its former flyers, particularly those suffering through COVID-19 lockdowns, might be pretending to be in the air.  

Qantas has just released a series of “aviation-themed” backgrounds for use in Zoom meetings.

The airline says the backgrounds will allow Australians to “conduct their meetings from the comfort of their business class seat, sitting behind the pilots in the cockpit jump seat, or from one of the Qantas luxury lounges”.

Motley Fool Australia readers can take a look at the now-nostalgic images here.

If those aren’t quite enough to make you feel like you’re 35,000 feet in the air, Qantas has also launched playlists decked out with its signature inflight tunes on Spotify and Apple Music.

And in case you need more to quell the need for a holiday, wanderlusting travellers can pop on this YouTube video the airline has put together.

The video showcases music by Australian composer Haydn Walker and guitarist Nathan Cavaleri, and features footage of iconic Australian landscapes from the air.

While the offerings are most likely not boosting the airline’s share price today, Qantas group chief customer officer Stephanie Tully said they’re a fun way to reminisce on precedented times:  

Our customers tell us they miss flying as much as getting to the destination itself and this sensory experience will help fill the temporary void while some of us can’t fly because of border closures.

Qantas share price snapshot

The Qantas share price is still in the red, despite today’s uptick.

It has fallen about 8% since the start of 2021. However, it has gained 25% since this time last year.

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