google flights search
$0 of $1,000 Goal
0% Complete
Raised by 0 Donors
Campaign Started:
February 08, 2018
Thank You...

Donor Comments

Be The First To Comment

Google Flights Flight Search - The search engine for undecided and

google flights matrix
If a company like Google is about to develop a flight search engine, you should take a closer look. In another tutorial, we have already introduced you to the ITA Matrix Airfare Search, which also belongs to Google. While the ITA Matrix is ​​somewhat "technical" and pays off especially for advanced users with knowledge of routing codes and fare rules, Google Flights is the product for the masses. In addition to an optical processing of the results and a few creative solutions to finding the cheapest flight (or even more meaningful alternatives), Google Flights also convinces with an extremely fast search and presentation of the results. Probably you already know where you want to go :) In this tutorial from our basic series you will learn how Google Flights works in detail and how to find the cheapest / best flight for you ...

Google Flights - The search mask in the overview
The Google Flights search engine may seem a little confusing or unfamiliar to a newbie, but with this post, you should find that there are some exciting options here. It's not for nothing that Google is increasingly causing headaches for its established vendors such as kayak, momondo or skyscanner ...

At the top of the menu bar you will find the normal elements of a flight search, as you already know from most other search engines: arrival and departure airport, travel date, transport class, number of travelers. There are also other detailed filter options, such as airline, number of stops and flight time.

For the undecided who are not sure yet where to go for the next flight or trip, Google Flights will suggest suggestions in the section "Discovering the journey". More below.

Google Flights Flight Search - Menu bar
In the upper menu bar you have the possibility to enter several arrival and departure airports. Suppose you live between Bremen, Hamburg and Hannover. Then it would make sense to look for a departure from one of these three airports. For this you enter the three-digit airport codes and separate them with a comma (this little trick also works for other flight search engines such as kayak). Suppose you want to travel to the US for two weeks over Easter and make a trip to the West Coast. It does not matter to you if you arrive in San Francisco or Los Angeles. More important is the cheapest airfare. So you enter here the two airport codes (SFO, LAX). If you want to make a stopover somewhere, then you could select MultiStop with up to 5 routes. This is the search mask for our example:

On the screenshot right you'll find a nice little gimmick from Google Flights: The display of the desired and alternative destinations on a Google Maps map. If you zoom in on this image, you will see the distances and possible alternative airports, as well as the price of a flight to the respective airport.

Google Flights - Discover Destinations
On the following screenshot you can see the two goals, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Also you will see the price to Las Vegas. At a price of € 1,074 but not really interesting.

On the left side of the picture you can see the cheapest flight to your travel dates. The same selection options are available over the map as in the normal search mask. Filters for example according to the number of stops, price, airlines, etc ..

Google Flights - Flight date tip
Did you notice on the first screenshot to the result of the blue bars with the tip of Google Flights?

Google Flights also looks for alternative travel dates in the background, suggesting an alternative travel date in which case you can save up to € 174. Anyone who is flexible in the travel period, should have this tip in any case in view.

Google Flights - Flight date tip comparison
Our fair date, 07.04.17 - 21.04.17, is the cheapest connection Hamburg - Toronto - Los Angeles with Lufthansa and AirCanada for 673 €. The return flight is via the same airports. That means changing twice. Here is a screenshot of the outbound flight:
Use Facebook to Leave a Comment Below: Comment (We're only using your Facebook Name and Photo for the comments. Nothing gets posted to your wall.)
(Not ? Sign Out)

Recent Comments:

Donor Comments

Be The First To Comment

Embed Into Your Site

Ask The Author A Question

Report Campaign

Campaign Link

Copy, Paste & Share this campaign.

Campaign Link

Copy & Paste link to Share your campaign.
Or, embed your campaign on your website.

Share Campaign

Thanks For The Hug! Featured Image
This is a ONE time post to your Facebook Wall.