Google gets ready to roll out International "Flight Search"
News has it that search engine giant Google are soon to be rolling out their "Flight Search" feature to other international countries.
A few months ago Google tested the new feature in America with booking links to airline sites only and exclude online travel agencies such as Expedia, Priceline and Travelocity from their flight search results. A search on Google Flights will only return airline results.
Google stated "... Our booking links point to airline websites only. We’re working to create additional opportunities for our other partners in the travel industry to participate as well."
To test out the new flight search system, go to Google.com and enter a flight search into the search box, then use the search panel to the left and select the "flights" option. Alternatively you can go straight to google.com/flights and search your destinations.
Once you have entered your search a Google map will show up with the flight links. The data can filter flights by prices, dates and time, Airline and routes. Once you have your desired flight just select the "book" button and it will take you through the payment process.
Until now Google have added only a few major American airlines but they are now planning on rolling out internationally with a wider range of Airlines.
Word has it that Google may also be looking into other sectors of the Travel industry and they could start to offer car hire and other likely areas considered might be tours, activities and even holiday rentals. But in true Google style it is all hush hush until they launch a product. So watch this space...