Google Now starts monitoring flight prices that you want to see

Google Now starts monitoring flight prices that you want to see
Google Now has quite a lot of features, and Google doesn't appear to have any plans to stop adding even more functionality, even if it is something that you may not use all that much. We're not sure how widespread the rollout is for this new feature, but you may start seeing Google Now alerts for flight prices.

There have been some reports of a new Google Now card that alerts users of price drops on flights that they had been searching. The trouble with the feature is that you have to search for the flight either using Google Search, or Google's dedicated Flight Search feature. We assume this would be something of an issue, because most people tend to go to sites like Expedia or Kayak, or directly to airline websites to search for flights, and searches on those sites won't feed back into Google Now. 

Of course, on the flip side of that, a feature like this could draw users to Google Flight Search, which many may not have even known about before. Google's Flight Search feature is pretty nice, though, so a bit more awareness about it might not be so bad. 


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10 Comments

1. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I didn't know it existed until a few months ago. It's pretty good.

4. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I think it only operates on certain regions. I can't make it appear on my n5.

5. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I'm talking about Google Flights, not the actual cards in Google Now.

8. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Same here. It is actually very much better than most. I hve activate google now on my phone just because of this. By the way, how much hit will the battery get because of this?

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Google, always improving and innovating...

3. kwirin

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Way to go android. always better than iOS.

9. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Now is also on iOS too.

6. wilsong17 unregistered

Been using Google flight for a long time... love it... I love how it give me the difference price for all the day in the month

7. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Love that LTE in screenshot... We're stuck with 3G :(

10. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Nice, but doing a fast search in Google flight and it gave me a 30% price difference(plus) comparing to the price when searching on flight company website...

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