Google Flights – Awesome!
Today I read a post by millionmilesecrets.com on Google flights. Wow, that is an awesome flight tool.
Again, like I have been saying, try flying for free one time and you will be convinced that is the way to go – read our pages on Amex, Avios and Aeroplan on that.
Here is the link to the article. He goes into details about all the features it has, and there are many features!
For those that don’t have time to read the whole article, I’ll give you the basics here. But first a picture.
Basic flight search by map is amazing – put your departure city in and see the flight prices of different cities by specific days. Very cool.
It even tells you how to book the flight through a certain website or the airline itself.
Search for specific destinations – if you know where you are going you can enter destination instead of using the map.
You can customize searches by your own criteria. ie. stops, price, airline, etc.
There is a lowest fare calendar and graph.
Some drawbacks include the fact you can’t search Southwest Airlines, and only certain countries (US and Canada few others) are included in this. You also can’t book on Google itself.
So, for our purposes it is good but we find many good fares on Southwest and…it doesn’t include prices reduced on Spirit if you are in the $9 fare club.
So, if you find Spirit is the best price go to their website and see if you can get that flight for a lower price by signing up for the $9 club!