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Google Flights Now Optimized for Tablets

Are you using Google Flights to book flights, yet? You should be. I’ve been on the Google Flights bandwagon for almost a year now, and for the most part, book every single flight through it. For those not familiar, think of it a bit like Kayak, only it’s not as spammy, doesn’t pop up 18 windows every time you search, and really does seem to get you the best deals on flights. Once you find a flight to book, it allows you to choose where you book it from – directly from the airline or through a dealer like Orbitz.

Today, Google announced that the site has been optimized for tablet use. It’s worked fine on smartphones for a while now, but the tablet version seems to have a few extra features. It really does work well, especially if you are no where near a computer.

Via:  Google Flights | Inside Search

  • Seems like they should add the option to search by class, my wife and I are planning to take a trip to Europe next year, I’m very tall so for a 10+ hour flight sitting in business class isn’t a luxury it’s a requirement.

  • Cowboydroid

    I’ve been using Google Flights for a year now. It’s the first place I check for flights, and it’s awesome.

  • Droidzilla

    No Southwest. What’s the point?

    • michael arazan

      for real, southwest covers half the US, here in st.louis , SW leaves for chicago almostr every 45 minutes

    • Cowboydroid

      Southwest is not cheaper.

      • Tony Allen

        It always has been for me.

  • I haven’t been on a commercial plane in years, If I do have a reason to fly it will probably be company related(not likely as they will make me take my company vehicle) so they will take care of it.

  • It seems strange that they don’t have an app for that.

  • Mei

    Looks like they have not gotten Southwest pricing info yet, since it’s still showing ‘unknown’ unlike other airlines. Also, selecting Southwest flights will lead to Southwest’s main web page, not directly to the flights you already picked.

    • Cowboydroid

      Southwest doesn’t make their flight information available for search. They expect you to check their site separately.

      Problem is, I have never found a cheaper flight with them. And I live in Dallas, their “hub.”

  • Mei

    I just booked a flight via normal way (thru airline’s webpage). I tested it on Google Flights. It’s fast, nice simple interface, and list all the prices. And it does lead to checkout. Google Flights is pretty slick. Guess, I’ll use it more in the future.

  • booked flights last week. quite possibly the smoothest booking ever. all the info you need, non of the extra crap you don’t. i very much dig the minimalist approach.

  • I tried once and saw a great deal. Couldn’t figure out how to do the actual buying part of it. Maybe its changed now?

    • couldn’t be easier. takes you right to the checkout page.

  • Angryunibrow

    I never knew this existed :/

    • Kane Stapler

      It’s okay. It doesn’t have southwest which is the cheapest.

  • Jake

    almost definitely maybe book every single flight sometimes with this

  • WCDave

    Now if I could just find the time to jet off somewhere!