Google Flights is a leading travel search engine tool and it is good at searching quickly and finding availability of flight options. This tool searches all small and largest online travel agencies like Priceline and Orbitz. When you enter into the home page of Google Flights Search, you’re required to plug in where you want to fly from and where you want to fly to in addition to the preferred dates. Here, you can put in up to five airports in each box with separated commas. For example, city codes like NYC or WAC, JFK, EWR, etc. For your chosen cities, if you don’t see the affordable prices for two months, you can try out other months in which you may find out the cheapest airfares for particular dates. Once you’ve clicked on calendar view prices, you can click on departure date and after which you will click on a specific date that you want to return.
Based on your departure and arrival points, it will show you flight a list of possible flights. At this point, you can click on whichever flights showing best prices and will allow you to choose return flights also. Here, you should make a note that price on the return flight is round trip price not the price for each way. With the chosen specific flight option let’s say Air Canada, it will take you to various booking options like book with Orbitz, book with Expedia, book with United, book with CheapOair, book with Priceline, and more. After clicking on book with Air Canada, you will be taken to the web page of its booking website. Alternatively, if you prefer to book the tickets with other travel agency website’s, you can click on that box and check out prices.
Recently, it has expanded its search features for travelers including trips, flights, and hotel searches. For example, it will intimate you when will be the best time to purchase tickets or view when room rates are higher among other things. Based on Google Flights, you can leverage machine learning technology to assess historical price data to inform you when it’s best time to book a flight. You can also receive tips like prices won’t drop further or prices are less than normal to figure out if you must book right now or wait for price drops.
The flight search price tracking feature is now available on both desktop and mobile. Similarly, hotel search results also offering same kind of feature to users. Once you’ve entered your travel information, you will view if room rates are higher or lower or if the area is busier than usual due to a local event. You can also get email alerts about price fluctuations. Finally, Google also added some other features about discounted tickets and tours in its trips mobile application to make search more easier for travelers. This mobile application is more personalized travel planner and it would integrated with all booking features and leverage Google maps’ data. You can also access this application in various types of languages such as English, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, and Spanish.