Do you just love getting the best possible deal on flights? Most people do, and now Google can help. Google has released a new method of getting the best flights, which operates through Google Now, its personal assistant program. Through Google Now, you can set the flight that you are interested in, the dates and the price you want. Google will continually search until it can get you the best possible fare, at which time you will be alerted.
Google Now’s new flight alert system is only one of the many improvements that Google has been quietly making on its Google Flights service, which has not been significantly advertised. Google Flights is a meta-search engine that lets you search through flights anywhere in the world for the best deals. It supports all major airlines (and many smaller airlines) and practically any destination. It gives you options for flexible scheduling, price ranges and even nearby airports.
With all of this functionality in mind, Google Flights now rivals Expedia, Priceline and other flight search engines — all with a clean and easy to use interface. By adding this new price watching assistant, Google Flight may be poised to become the easiest and fastest way to book flights at the ideal prices. Google even has a platform for hotels called Google Hotels which has gone similarly unadvertised. Though, of course, there is still ground transportation to book separately.
The best part of the Google Flights search is that there are no additional fees to worry about. It is purely a search engine and connects you to the cheapest flights available — you then book directly through the airline rather than having to book through Google. Other search engines, such as Expedia, involves additional fees and makes it so that you need to arrange any changes or adjustments through Expedia rather than through the airlines itself.
Of course, while Google Flights can be used by anyone with a computer, Google Now’s service is currently limited to Android devices. It is not known whether the price alerts feature will become part of the Google Flights website or whether it will remain a smartphone and tablet feature. Those who are interested in booking the cheapest possible flight may want to check with Google Flights before they book their next trip, just to make sure that they’re getting the best possible deal.Tags: Business travel