Google Flights Reviews
People all around the world rely on Google search results, filtering, information. It’s like heaven sent an easier way to find stuff and facts you need to know without taking time go sift through a library. If information is now all over Google, is Google Flights concise and legit in providing travel information?
How Google began
Google Flights is one of the functions of Google search engine. Google was founded by Mr. Larry Page and Mr. Sergey Brin. In 1996, Mr. Page and Mr. Bin were still PhD students at Stanford University when they came up with a research project, later on known as “Google”. Google was officially a private company on September 4, 1998. The aim of Google was “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”
The current Chief Executive Officer of Google since August 2015, Mr. Sundar Pichai, is a 43 year old American-Indian technology executive. He is a graduate of Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology.
The interface of Google flights is plain and boring. It’s the usual layout with the option to search flights either roundtrip, one way or multi-city. The option to select customer’s location and destination with the date is also shown as the page’s functions. Selecting a class from Economy, Premium, Business and First are options to choose for search results as well. Search results can be filtered by; airline alliance, numbers of stops, ticket prices and duration time.
Some featured top destinations are shown in thumbnails of pictures next to the google map picture. For you to explore using the world map, Google Flights has the Explore Map options which is located on the top left of the page, three parallel line buttons and gives customers the function to explore maps and saved flights.
(In this review, I used Boston, Massachusetts as my location and Tokyo, Japan as my destination)
Once customers search, a list of flights showing price, time, duration and stops are listed but not from the least but by time of flight. Though a box of categories is separated to show the best flights.
Ryanair attacks Google; PC Magazine commented on Google Flights
October 2015, Ryanair, Europe’s leading airline was up against Google for misleading searches. On a recent press release Ryanair shows a legit advertisement they have over the “screensnapper” eDreams which is using the name Ryanair on their advertisements frontpage. eDreams caused a lot of trouble for Ryanair. The reason why Google was affiliated with this incident is because Ryanair’s tweet to Google about being more transparent on their search results.
The PCmag.com has placed their thoughts of pros and cons towards Google Flights.
Pros: Page is exceptionally fast when making changes. Filter options are reliable.
Cons: Can’t purchase. No hotel reservations, car rental or activities to book. No promotions or deals.
To reach them
- Website URL: www.google.com/flights
- Head Office Address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043
To sum it up
I have seen a lot of Google Flight reviews, however my overall thoughts about them is it’s just a search engine for travel but with less information than other companies. You can’t even book a flight. Yes, it displays list of prices from Airlines although if you decide to book the flight you have to go to another site. I would prefer to using another flight search engine to look book my flights.