Google has recently launched Google Flights, a comprehensive travel tool that provides users a great view at booking options if you want to find out what’s a better deal: Oslo or Stockholm or when’s a better time to travel: May or July, then you should try out Google Flights.
The great thing with Google Flights is that but the tool provides more than the average flight aggregator. Looking to compare airfare or get destination ideas? Google Flights can guide your trip from research to booking.
What sets Google Flights apart from other flight aggregators is by allowing the user to not only book flights, but also research destinations. If you have not decided yet where you want to go, Google Flights’ map setting gives a detailed view of average ticket prices for cities across the globe. Google Flights also lets users search by interest. The “flights” category separates trips into themes like city destinations, weekend destinations, and more. The flights’ tab can be broken down further by interests like food, shopping, and adventure travel.
Search Pricing by Date
With Google Flights you can view ticket prices based on dates. After selecting a destination, you will have to choose specific dates to and from your place of choice. Each day in the calendar will have a specific price listed underneath, allowing you to see the price for specific days. This is what I love this tool.
Track Flights and Prices
Google Flights allows you to track airfare both by flight and destination. List flights by price, duration, airline, or stops. Once you’ve chosen a flight to track, you can view a timeline of the ticket price history. Google Flights provides an email notification option when prices change. If you have a destination and dates in mind, but not a specific flight, you can also keep tabs on overall pricing by city. This will give you the overall cheapest flight price available on those given dates to that destination and will notify you if that price drops.
Compare At-a-Glance Amenities
Google Flights not only breaks down the price, time, and date, but it also gives you a look at onboard amenities. Learn if your flight will include Wi-Fi, in-seat power, and – our personal favorite – get the lowdown on legroom stats at your seat.
Google Flights will also give you little tips as you move to navigate through your search. This can include hints about price drops for traveling on different days or landing at a different airport. It will also tip you off if a more luxurious liner is available for a similar price.
Google Flights makes it incredibly easy to share your travel plans. Email your itinerary out or create an embeddable link to send along to a friend. You can also share your itinerary on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.