Google Flights allows the users to make comprehensive search for flights by price across multiple airlines through its easy-to-use interface. It has a clean interface and open-ended functionality which makes different from other flight search applications. Since its acquisition with the ITA Matrix Software, Google Flights is largely empowered by the Google Flights API. This API returns number of values and allows you to go as broad as general price information and tickets.
In contrary to the actually planning travel, Google Flights API has a simpler design and uses two end points such as searchSingleTrip and searchTrips. The searchSingleTrip tool returns you all travel data for single trip’s worth of flights. SearchTrips end point allows the customers to search for multiple flights according to user parameters.
However, searching for flights feature is a very useful integration and API doesn’t discriminate by airline.
How to Call the Google Flights API
If you’re ready to call the Google Flights API and search for flights, you will need to get an API key from Google itself. You need to follow below steps to enable the API tool such as:
- At initial point, you’re required to go to Google’s Developers console.
- In the next step, you can log in with your Google account or create a new account for making purchases.
- You can choose a project or create a new one.
- You need to go to the QPX Express Airfare API Dashboard on Google’s API manager.
- You should click on enable button towards the top of page.
- In order to get an api key, you can go to the credentials tab which is available on the left side of the API manager.
Make an API call from Your Browser
With the use of api key, you can easily call the API from Rapid API’s. For that, you need to head over to the Google Flights package and pick an end point and fill the parameters. In the final step, you can hit the test function that helps you to call the API. After successful completion of making a call, you can export the Google Flights API code snippet into your script. You can pick a language and copy the code. If you want to get multiple APIs from RapidAPI into your mobile device, there is no need to download the multiple libraries. You can build some of the existing APIs on the marketplace.
Here, you can decide on layover stopes by Google Flight prices and build the ultimate travel app. You can integrate with the Google Flights API in order to receive text notifications when a flight becomes available at a price. If you want more API ideas, you can check out other websites to get more information. You can also accessible to browse the existing APIs on the current marketplace. If you’ve signed up with the email account, you will get updated notifications in the market place.