Google Adds Flight Schedules to Search Results
Not too long ago, Google wrote an oversized check to acquire ITA and all of their airline software and scheduling goodness, so it’s not too surprising that the big G is pretty curious about working more airline info into their site. They haven’t started to utilize their new software toys just yet, but they are improving search results for those looking to head out of town.
Anytime you do a Google search between a couple city pairs in hopes of finding the best deal on airfare, there’s now the option to check out the whole schedule between the two locations. Just enter a couple of airport codes—or city names—and you can see every major legacy carrier and low cost option flying between the two places, and at what times.
We realize that airline timetables aren’t that exciting for most—that excludes us—but it’s a welcome feature when you’re trying to get between two spots in the quickest way possible. It’s especially handy when a flight might be sold out or unavailable, because now you can actually confirm that it does exist—you just can’t book it.
We’re intrigued to see how Google moves forward with its travel endeavors, and how long it will take before a click, scroll, or gesture will be leading us over to the official airline page in order to book the exact time and date of the flight we want.
[Photo: Official Site]