When it comes to booking a flight it can become a bit overwhelming sometimes, which is due to the amount of different services available to the traveler. What service should you trust and use?
This job has become a whole lot simpler thanks to the new Google flight search engine, which has been launched today, and was helped by technology Google bought for around three quarters of a billion dollars, from ITA Software.
When you run flight related queries like “flights from LAX”, or “flights from NYC”, you should see an airplane logo and the word flights on the left of a Google search. Clicking this will show you the google.com/flights page, and results for the flights you may want to book.
At the time of writing we cannot see this link on the left of related searches, but have seen the results directly above the normal search results. By visiting the google.com/flights page you can go directly to the new service, and experience it for yourself.
Just like most of Google’s products, the service works extremely fast and looks simple. There are plans to expand the service in the coming weeks for a better range of plane tickets, but at this time you should only see flights for a limited amount of U.S. cities.
For a visual look at how the new flight search works you should see the official video below this article. Let us know what you think of Google’s flight search tool, and if you plan to use it when shopping for tickets?