No more searching for cheap flights with Google Flights

Emre Çitak
Aug 31, 2023

Google has rolled out a feature on Google Flights that could revolutionize the way we search for and book flights. This innovative feature aims to help travelers find the best time to book a cheap flight, potentially saving them a significant amount of money on airfare.

Like it or not, traveling has become an integral part of our lives, and finding affordable flight tickets is always a top priority. Google Flights, the popular platform for searching and booking flights, has introduced a game-changing feature that could make flight booking more cost-effective and convenient.

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Google Flights allows you to purchase the cheapest ticket for your journey abroad

How does Google Flights' new update work?

Google Flights now provides insights into the optimal time to book a flight at the lowest possible price. By analyzing historical flight data and trends, the platform can suggest the ideal booking window. For instance, it might recommend booking a particular route two months before departure to secure the best deal. This data-driven approach empowers travelers with information that was previously challenging to ascertain.

Data-driven bookings offered by Google Flights offer the following benefits:

Cost Savings: The primary advantage of this feature is the potential for significant cost savings. By booking during the suggested window, travelers can take advantage of lower prices and avoid overpaying for their flights.

Confidence in booking: Travelers often face the dilemma of whether to book immediately or wait for prices to drop. With Google Flights' insights, users can make informed decisions with more confidence.

Flexibility: While the feature provides optimal booking windows, it also considers flexible date options. This is especially useful for travelers with some flexibility in their travel dates.

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Using Google Flights' new feature is simple - Screenshot from Google Flights

How to use Google Flights

Using Google Flights is pretty straightforward:

  1. Search for flights: Begin your flight search as you normally would on Google Flights
  2. View booking insights: After selecting your flight route, Google Flights will display booking insights alongside the search results
  3. Plan ahead: Take note of the suggested booking window and make your reservation accordingly

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Google also offers a price guarantee to further enhance the booking experience. If you book a flight through Google Flights and the price drops after you've made your purchase, you could be eligible to receive the difference between the price you paid and the lower price. This ensures that you always get the best possible deal.


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