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Google Flights will inform you when you can buy the cheapest ticket

Google is updating its Flight airline search service with a new feature that will inform users when they can get the cheapest ticket for their airline trip.

Published onOctober 17, 2016


Google wants to make it easier for people to snag the lowest possible airline prices, thanks to the latest version of the company’s Flights search service. The update, which will roll out in the “coming weeks”, will inform users if a price for a specific flight could go up in the near future, or offer tips to get the best fare for a particular route.

If a specific flight number is entered into Google Flights, it might sent a notification informing the user that the current price is expected to go up in a few hours and that it might be a good idea to purchase the ticket now in order to secure the lowest possible fare. If a person is still picking the best flight on a specific route, the app might offer suggestions for alternative airports or different travel days that might lower its ticket price.

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Some people like to wait before buying a ticket to see if the fare goes down in a few days. In that case, Google Flights can now be set up to send notifications to users if a ticket price decreases for a specific route or flight. Any saved flights can be tracked on an user’s phone as part of the new update.

Google is also adding some other new travel features as part of its search app. A new filter called “Deals” has been added that will let users see only special hotel prices for specific dates, along with extra special prices for members of a hotel’s rewards membership service.

Do you use Google Flights to help book your airline trips. If so, do you think these new price notifications will be helpful to your travel needs?

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