Google Flights now alerts you when ticket prices are likely to rise

If a particular flight is tracked, then Google will notify you by when and by how much the prices on that flight are expected to go up.


Google Flights has rolled out a new feature aimed at making travel planning less stressful right in time for the holiday season. More than 69 percent of US leisure travelers worry that they are not getting the best prices for a trip, according to a post in the new Google Keyword Blog. Google helps you get the best prices for your flight tickets in a number of ways.

If a particular flight is selected, then Google will notify you if the prices on that flight are expected to go up. Google Flights will notify users over the expected difference in ticket prices, as well as a time window within which to book before the prices are expected to go up. If users are looking at a particular route, but have not yet selected a flight, then Google displays helpful cards that prompt users into making better decisions.

Historical data on price changes in flights tickets are used to push out the information. The cards suggest routes, airports, and a time window to fix upon a particular flight and book tickets. If there is a price drop or price increase on a route or flight that a user are tracking, then Google Flights will continue to send notifications. Users can seamlessly track flights and routes on the web and mobile versions of the site. There is no app by Google for Flights. The update is expected to be rolled out over the next few weeks wherever Google Flights is available, which includes India.


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