Have you ever seen a picture online and wondered where it was taken? Well, United Airlines can help you not only find out but help you get there too.
The airline’s app allows users to use its “Search By Image” function, where they can upload photos of a destination, even if they don’t know where it is. The app then finds the destination and offers flights for travelers to book.
“Meeting customers at the point of inspiration, Search by Image allows customers to upload photos to the United mobile app and find the closest airports to the destinations in the image,” a United spokesperson told Travel + Leisure, noting that the feature launched last spring.
The function is suitable for those who see a location and don’t know where it’s at. And another plus is that users don’t actually have to book the flights to learn the destination.
According to a writer for Travel & Leisure, the app has some hiccups. Apparently, it was a challenge to identify blurry pictures of places and hyper-specific destinations on the app, including Gillian Anderson’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. However, the writer said Bora Bora’s landscape and Paris’ Louvre’s Glass Pyramid were easy finds for the app.
Travelers can find the feature in the United app by going to the “Book Flight” button on the bottom left, then scroll down to “Search by image.”