Dubai-based airline Emirates has launched a new online flight research tool, Inspire Me, that allows users to search for flights according to factors including local temperature, journey times – and more importantly – what they intend to do at the destination.
Users of the Inspire Me service first enter dates and departure airports as parameters at the airline’s website. The user is then shown a number of destinations served from the origin airport.
Users can progressively narrow their searches by criteria such as local temperatures, journey times and the sort of experiences they have in mind for their trip. Choices include Beach, City – Shop & Indulge, Backpacking, History & Culture, Safari, Mountain & Ski, etc.
The search tool also displays relevant information about each destination such as real-time ticket prices, city-guides and weather information to help users make a selection.
Once a destination is selected, the user can then book the flight through the main Emirates site.
Lufthansa and British Airways also offer similar online flight research services.