Google adds simple search for flights
Google has launched a new search application allowing users to find flights to and from cities worldwide with ease.
Friday 10 June 2011, 03:46AM
Users simply enter their departure point, their destination and the word “flight”. The search engine then returns results indicated by a blue aircraft silhouette.
The new flight look-up tool also allows users to type in the name of a city after the word “flight” with departure information from the one location appearing in the result.
It still needs work; although “flight Phuket” produces a list for the day of city names, flight durations and airlines, it adds “No non-stop flights from Phuket,” which is hardly accurate.
Clicking on the city names will bring up available flight times and numbers, but clicking on the specific airline link will only take you to that airline’s home page, meaning you’ll need to re-key your search criteria.
“Flight information is one of the most popular things users of Google search for,” a Google spokesperson said.