signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3059 posts, RR: 8 Posted (3 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 3152 times:
I've just noticed a new feature on Google'a search engine. Enter:
"flights from LON to EDI"
And the full scheduled non-stop timetable is displayed. Very cool. I wonder where they get the info from?
Apologies if this has been discussed already, nothing came up in a search.
robffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2786 times:
Quoting signol (Thread starter): Apologies if this has been discussed already, nothing came up in a search.
Maybe hasn't be discussed here before, but certainly it's a new feature and more than that one of the hottest topics in the travel induxtry as Google bought a company that is also providing other sites (like Expedia) with data.
CXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3137 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2386 times:
I wonder if it works in Chrome!
For me, the Dropdown feature works in IE8, Firefox 3.6, Chrome, and Opera 11.11 (my choice of browser).
yxd172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2307 times:
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6):
What "drop down" are you referring to? I have tried both Firefox 3.6 and IE8 and I only see the results as a link in the regular search results which I have to click on to display the flights.
For me, in IE7 when I click on the link a schedule of non-stop flights drops down in the search results area - when I do the same in Firefox, nothing (a friend has 3.6 as well and has no issues with it, so it may be a Vista problem or something that I've misconfigured in the past ...
Oh well, either way it's a very nice feature, really interesting to look at competing flight times between different airlines (ex. on YEG-YYZ, all WS flights are within 15 min of AC flights - other than the red-eye, which is 35 min difference! So in this case competition brings good prices, but not much more in terms of flight times.)
Radial engines don't leak oil, they are just marking their territory!
Yep this is the problem - it works with nonstops only. If you want to fly, say, MIA to ORD - Great: 10-12 flights per day. But if you want to fly MIA to HKG, it only provides links since there are no nonstops. Most people don't know if there are nonstops on any given route, so that can be tricky.
Coal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2186 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 2215 times:
I like it. Most of the time I log on to OAG (I am lucky to have an account) if I am on desktop, but it's a sluggish site. On mobile I go to Flightstats, but that can be slow too. It works with flights within small Chinese cities, which is what I would use it for (I travel domestically in China 2 - 3x per week on some weeks). They bought ITA Software, so perhaps they're getting the schedules from there (matrix1.itasoftware.com or matrix.itasoftware.com).