When you think cheap flights, you seldom think Google. There are a host of online travel websites which have pretty much made brick-and-mortar travel agents obsolete – Priceline, Cheapoair, Expedia, Kayak. However, if you haven’t tried Google Flights, you should. It has a bunch of tricks up its sleeves that might come in handy.
- The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops.
- The site also includes a whole host of features that aren’t so easy to imagine, probably because they’re so unimaginably amazing.
- The notifications aren’t available on every route, and you can’t control when they appear, but they’re a handy way to predict how much time you have left to book before prices jump.
“Just Google “flights to Europe” and click the Flights tab below the search box. A map of the entire continent will pop up, along with prices. You’ll be able to compare how much it would cost to fly to London versus Paris — and you can even filter the options by type of airline, duration of flight and price you’re willing to pay.”