Google's Flight Search optimized for mobile browsers

Google's Flight Search optimized for mobile browsers
If you travel a lot, you may have already discovered how useful Google’s Flight Search is. Flight Search is one of the first fruits of Google’s purchase of ITA, and it really does provide an intuitive way to slog through the multitude of flights from different airlines to find the best deals and best times for your travel. A mobile app of Flight Search has been a much-requested feature, but today Google is addressing the mobile market by rolling out a mobile-optimized version of the website.

The mobile version of the page preserves the table form of the results, but formats them to fit the aspect ratio of today’s smartphones. Filtering of the results is accomplished by drop-down menus that expand from clearly marked buttons, and tapping on the Places push pin icon takes you to a map of your flight – that’s probably not so important if you are flying to San Francisco or Tokyo, but if you are tying to book a flight to a regional airport you aren’t familiar with it never hurts to make sure you have the correct place selected!

The mobile site is available to all iOS and Android devices. You can read more about the UI changes at the source link, or point your mobile browser over to Flight Search if you want to

source: Google via Engadget


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