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

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: “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 …

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Google Flight Search Heads To More Countries

Google announced today that its Flight Search tool is launching in a handful of new countries, including: the UK, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. It was about a year ago when Flight Search first went international, adding flights from the U.S. to destinations around the world. The feature itself launched in Canada last summer, and now the expansion appears …

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Google Adds Regions To Flight Search

Google has updated its Flight Search tool to let users search for regions. Now, you can search for places in addition to just airports. Google made the announcement on its ITA Software blog. ITA Software is, of course, what powers the Flight Search feature. “Let’s say you want to take your family to Hawaii for spring break, but you’re not …

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Google’s ITA Data Heads To MileWise For iPhone

Google announced today that MileWise users can search with its ITA Software QPX pricing and shopping technology on their iPhones, in addition to on miilewise.com. “This means MileWise users have improved speed and range of search options whether they’re using their desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device,” says Google’s Asif Khan. iPhone users will be able to combine two one-way …

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Google Announces Flight Explorer, Other New Flight Search Features

Last week, Google Flight Explorer was spotted in the wild. It’s a tool that lets you browse flights by trip length, number of stops, airline, duration, outbound times and return times. Google was reported to have called it an “experimental feature”. Today, Google has formally announced the service, along with a handful of other new Flight Search features. “Google aims …

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Japan’s Largest Airline Signs New Multi-Year Deal With Google

Google announced today that Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA), has signed a new multi-year agreement to use its ITA Software pricing and shopping engine. The deal is actually a renewal, as the airline was one of ITA Software’s first QPX customers in Asia. “ANA launched QPX in 2008, utilizing our advanced airfare shopping tools to provide international airfare …

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Google Launches Flight Search For Tablets

Google announced today that it has launched Flight Search for tablet devices. To access it, simply go to google.com/flights from your device. “More and more travelers are using tablets to search for and book travel,” says Google user interface designer Rani Manoharan. “In fact, 46% of all US tablet owners who search for travel, actually purchase via their tablet. We …

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Google Flight Search Comes To Canada

Update (06/06): It’s live now. I guess they just let the post go a day early. The post is also live now. Original Article (06/05): It looks like Google is launching Flight Search in Canada in both English and in French. The company announced this in a blog post on the ITA Software blog, but the post is currently not …

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Google Flight Search Goes International

In September, Google launched Flight Search, the fruit of its acquisition of ITA Software. It was a standalone service, but then Google integrated it right into search results in December. Until now, it has been U.S. only – meaning only flights within the U.S. While the starting point still needs to be U.S., it is now including international flights. “Starting …

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Google Powers Flight Reservations For Cape Air

As you may know, Google acquired ITA Software last year after a round of regulatory scrutiny and a big stink raised by Google competitors (as they banded together with Google’s arch nemesis Microsoft on the FairSearch Coalition). Last fall, Google launched its Flight Search feature based on the technology from the acquisition. There’s an announcement out from Cape Air today, …

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