There are certain tasks that require a substantial amount of work performing dull activities. Researching a given air fare, or product quote can be considered one of these cases for many people. Companies can use online websites like to allow people with more free time to do these tasks for them. This allows the company to not have to hire new individuals, which is especially important in these dire economic times. Moreover, companies can offer higher cash incentives to get certain projects accomplished. Once the pay seems reasonable enough, then the work will be adequate. If the pay rate is too low, it appears as if the company does not care about the worker and the work will be poor. Hence, if one wants to get a certain amount of people to research air fares and quotes carefully, then the compensation must be fair for his/her time.

Solvers can undertake in-depth research into air transport costs. Using the wealth of information on the internet a solver could provide a host of different options for a seeker. The solver could be given a start point, a destination, a price range, a date of travel and number of passengers and then the solver would give a list of options which could be ordered on terms of price. The options may also be ordered in terms of date flexibility, class of flight, start and finish destination and potentially even how much carbon that could be offset on certain flights. The solver could then provide the optimum recommendation to the seeker. Finally the solver, if unable to find competitive quotes for the given specification could recommend closest alternatives to the original criteria.