Google Flights, the online search engine for comparing and booking airfares, is now available in Australia. The service instantly serves up the best flight options and prices based on your destination and travel dates. Here's how it works.
Starting today, Australians will be able to use Google Flights by simply typing key phrases into the Google search box. Alternatively, you can visit the Google Flights site which provides searches via a series of tabs including airports, departure/return dates and travel class. There's also an option to simply see the cheapest prices for all destinations - handy for indecisive travellers.
The 'Best Flights' list is based on both price and convenience. There's also a notification bar with tips and suggestions for cheaper flights. (Examples include recommendations for alternate airports, suggested dates that are cheaper to fly on and potential price drops based on historic prices for that route.)
If you’re not ready to book yet, you can choose to track a flight and receive email notifications when prices are expected to change or when the price actually does increase or decrease significantly. You can check the service out for yourself here.