Feb 21 AT 8:37 PM Taylor Wimberly 19 Comments

Google flights goes mobile


Last year Google launched Flight Search, but travelers on the go couldn’t use the service since a mobile version was left out. Today Google announced that they fixed that problem and users can now search travel deals from their mobile browsers. When combined with the recent launch of Indoor Maps, Google now provides a nice one-two punch for frequent travelers.

The Flight Search feature on mobile browsers offers all the benefits of Flight Search on desktop including:

  • Find flights quickly with results that load instantly and a list that’s easy to scan
  • Discover places to go on a map – see ticket prices for various destinations by surfing the map. You can filter by price, airline, or flight duration
  • Find the best time to go – Click the calendar icon to see what dates will get you low prices

Check out Flight Search from google.com/flights and let us know how it compares to other popular services like Kayak and Bing.

Source: Google Inside Search blog

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  • Dirge

    Google should release an app. :D

    • ddpacino

      Even better: They should just integrate it into Google Maps. Create an option in the dropdown at the top of the Maps app.

    • Jeff Pan

      ITA has “OnTheFly” App right? Didnt Google buy ITA?

  • Jorge Vieira

    Nice leaving soon for a trip and just used it. Not bad at all! Very easy and friendly.

  • txbluesman

    That Rocks! I’m outta here…….

  • ArticulateFool

    This needs top be in app form; even if it’s in the form of a maps add-on.

  • ben dover

    I might as well buy my google branded underwear as well…

    What doesn’t google have a hand in these days?

    Scary but I love it at the same time!

  • spazby

    have not used this at all on a desktop…will give it a try…

  • Vance

    Just shared with my entire sales team and the cheers are already coming in.
    I <3 Google

  • Hall Lo

    Very nice! :) Next step-a Google Flight app!

  • http://None Javier Bastardo

    Always needed, thanks for taking care of this Big G, even if I can’t use the service.

  • fil

    How it compares? Lol
    It doesn’t: Sorry, locations outside the U.S. are currently not supported…

    skyscanner app rocks!

  • thekaz

    .. even more evidence that Google has a long-term plan to provide great integration between their products. Just wish they were still supporting Sky Map… what if I want to book a flight on Virgin Galactic? :)

  • Gekko

    an app would be nice.  also beware that many of these “bargain flight search” services (expedia, kayak, etc.) do not show you the best prices for all airlines.  for example – you will finder cheaper flights on AirTrain.com than you will using any search site or app.  some bargain airlines like AirTran only show their best prices on their site and do not share those special prices with these search sites.  keep this in mind when searching and pricing flights.  good luck.

  • WlfHart

    Cool product, I can’t wait until international flights are supported!

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=583695634&ref=profile Rahul Singh

    I was waiting to see when will google have a flight search feature.. I am glad good have this feature now, and it works great!! Can’t wait to search my next flight through google flights.

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=583695634&ref=profile Rahul Singh

      I am glad GOOGLE* (not) Good.