Google Flights is a new website by the search giant, which lets users easily find and book cheap flights and destinations. Google’s focus is not only on providing cheap flights but the best routes and even suggestions for destinations to users who are unsure where they want to travel to.
As per Google’s research, more than half of users who search for flights do not know where they want to travel to. The website aims to make travel planning easier by suggesting different flights. The data is sourced from a vast list of airlines, so the results are always helpful.
I tested the Flights search by planning a trip to London. The results were listed in terms of the best flights and nonstop or direct flights. The sorting options include stops, price, airlines, times and duration. Flights can also be searched by round trips, one way or multi-city. Hotels search is not part of the same interface, but if you switch to it from the search categories at the top of the page, it carries over your current search criteria and shows relevant hotel search results.
Once an itinerary has been decided, users can either book the flights (Google takes users directly to the airline’s website for booking), or save or share the itinerary.
There is an ‘I’m feeling lucky’ button in the map view which suggests the best flights nearby. The suggestions are very good and I can definitely see myself using this for future travel.