Flight Search: now even easier to use

7/31/2013 09:08:00 AM

Google’s goal is to get users quickly to the information that best answers their travel-related queries. Today, we're excited to announce two new features in Flight Search that should make it easier than ever for people to find a great flight.

If you're a budget-conscious traveler with some flexibility in your schedule, a new feature called tips may be able to help you save money. We will show you alternative flight options, so you'll know if there's a less expensive flight a day earlier or later than the date you'd originally planned to travel, or a nearby airport that offers a non-stop to your destination. We'll even tell you if there are inexpensive upgrades to business class on your target travel dates.

Another new feature called best flights should help you save time by calling out flights that are most likely the best trade off between price and convenience.

You’ll see our suggestions -- the flights that most people choose -- highlighted at the top of the list. Of course, it’s still possible to see flights sorted in all the ways previously available -- price, airline, number of stops, duration, and more.

We hope these features will make it easier than ever for you to get away and explore the world. Enjoy!

Fred Brewin, Product Manager