New Google Flight Search Features Aim To Help You Save Time And Money

By: Chris Crum - July 31, 2013

Google announced a pair of new features for Flight Search today called “Tips” and “Best Flights,” aimed at helping users save money and time, respectively.

Here’s what the Tips feature looks like:

Flight Search tips

“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,”‘ says product manager Fred Brewin in a blog post. “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.”

Here’s what the Best Flights feature looks like:

Best Flights in Flight Search

This feature, Google says, helps you save time by calling out flights that are most likely the “best trade off between price and convenience”.

Google’s suggestions, which it says are the flights that most people choose, are highlighted at the top.

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