Google announced some changes to its Flight Search offering on mobile devices to make it easier to see your options by grouping together similar flights.
Google explains in a blog post, “If you often fly on popular air routes — like Los Angeles to San Francisco — you’ve probably faced the challenge of sifting through long lists of nonstop flights, all with similar prices. In fact, routes like these have over 50 nonstop flights every day. While having all the information in one place is convenient, the choices can be overwhelming — especially on a mobile device.”
“Now Flight Search offers a new way to shop for flights on popular routes that makes it much easier to scan available flights and quickly determine which is best for you,” it adds. “Instead of displaying every flight individually, Flight Search groups together similar flights, then displays those departure times on a one-day timeline. Flights are grouped by airline, price and number of stops — and Best flights highlight those options that are the best tradeoff between price and convenience.”
You can use the timeline feature by tapping a circle to select a flight, or anywhere else in the “similar flights” box to expand full lists of individual flights.
A couple months ago, Google expanded Flight Search into new countries including Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
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