Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Google Flight Search  
User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3018 posts, RR: 8
Posted (3 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 3086 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.

signol


Flights booked: none :(
12 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinephen From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

That really is very handy, I had not noticed it before. Saves a lot of time trying to figure out which airlines serve a particular route. Thanks for sharing!

User currently offlinerobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 2720 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.

Just google it:

http://www.google.de/search?q=google...=142d146a2d0f1131&biw=1242&bih=897


User currently offlinenipoel123 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2011, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Too bad it doesn't show types, for the rest it looks good.


one mile of road leads to nowhere, one mile of runway leads to anywhere
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17126 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 7 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Fantastic feature. It is really handy.


Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineyxd172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

Quoting nipoel123 (Reply 3):
Too bad it doesn't show types, for the rest it looks good.

It's also a pain that the javascript 'dropdown' to see the flights doesn't work in Firefox 3.6! No problems with IE though, so I'm guessing they just went for the bulk of the public...

I wonder if it works in Chrome!   



Radial engines don't leak oil, they are just marking their territory!
User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25859 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

Quoting yxd172 (Reply 5):
Quoting nipoel123 (Reply 3):
Too bad it doesn't show types, for the rest it looks good.

It's also a pain that the javascript 'dropdown' to see the flights doesn't work in Firefox 3.6! No problems with IE though, so I'm guessing they just went for the bulk of the public...

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.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Quoting yxd172 (Reply 5):
It's also a pain that the javascript 'dropdown' to see the flights doesn't work in Firefox 3.6! No problems with IE though, so I'm guessing they just went for the bulk of the public...

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).

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19244 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Very useful! Excellent feature.

I notice that it will work when, say, you search for 'flights EDI to IOM' or 'flights from EDI to IOM' (or when use the names rather than IATA codes) but not 'EDI-IOM' or 'EDI to IOM'.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Indeed a very useful feature for those seeking a non-stop flight. I wonder if Google intend expanding it to flights that require a connection.

For example, I can find flights from PER to places like SIN, DXB, AKL or BNE, but if I want to fly on to CMN, HAM or LST it requires two separate searches.


User currently offlineyxd172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2241 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!
User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6363 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

Quoting phen (Reply 1):
aves a lot of time trying to figure out which airlines serve a particular route
Quoting Quokka (Reply 9):
for those seeking a non-stop flight

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.


User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2113 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2149 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).

Cheers
Coal



Nxt Flts: VA SYD-LAX | VX LAX-FLL | B6 FLL-BOG-FLL | VX FLL-LAX | VA LAX-SYD | VA SYD-PER-SYD
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Google Flight Search posted Mon May 30 2011 05:00:16 by signol
What's Your Favorite Stage Of Flight? posted Mon May 23 2011 22:34:25 by Coal
LH MUC-DUB 1 Weeky Flight Only? posted Fri May 20 2011 00:48:40 by MUCflieger
Your Opinion: Best US College Flight Programs posted Tue May 17 2011 17:02:53 by Tan1mill
Last Time & Reason Your Flight Was Cancelled? posted Sat May 14 2011 17:02:04 by September11
Loads On BA Flight 12 Tonight (12/05) posted Wed May 11 2011 18:20:47 by CXfirst
What To Expect On A Zeppelin Flight posted Mon May 9 2011 06:25:52 by 123
US PHX-SJO Seasonal Flight posted Thu Apr 28 2011 09:09:12 by TUSdawg23
Longest 744 Scheduled Flight posted Tue Apr 26 2011 10:29:39 by warren747sp
The Real Rarities / Oddities In Your Flight Log? posted Tue Apr 26 2011 04:30:54 by Birdwatching