Google Flights 2.0

A redesigned web experience to find & track flights 🔎✈️🌎

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#1 Product of the WeekAugust 31, 2018

Google Flights has been updated to match the familiar material design, now common to most Google products. Search flights, explore new destinations, and keep track of price changes!

  • R A I Z A
    R A I Z A🍝 Product Manager | Spaghetti Aficionado

    • Fast

    • Trustworthy (more on this below)

    • Easy UI


    • A little harder to do open-ended queries

    • Not as optimal for booking vacations (exploratory)

    • Flight insights are less discoverable

    Overall, I think Google does a remarkable job at representing a key user problem when researching flights -- users are often left to question, "Is this really the best deal? Can I do better than this price?"

    I think those sentiments are representative of a lack of trust that exists between users and flight-booking / travel websites, and Google makes up for that because of (1) the brand and (2) the easy and straightforward UI.

    There is still a need, though, for a different "version" of flight browsing, which has more to do with an exploratory "I-don't-know-where-to-go-or-when-yet" mentality, which is more aspirational than anything else. Additionally, it could do a little bit better with sharing data trends/flight insights (when to buy) at first glance instead of being 1-click away (less discoverable for a novice user).

    With all the above said, this is my new go-to app for flights! 😅

    R A I Z A has used this product for one week.
  • Cayo Medeiros
    Cayo MedeirosDeveloper and Entrepreneur

    Simple and clean UI


    On multiple searches/flights it shows a price in the list but when you click it it shows another.

    It is a dealbreaker for me this difference in price still inside Google Flights, if it was something like: the company changed the price and Google didn't notice yet would be fine but this ruins the experience of searching for a cheap flight.

    Cayo Medeiros has used this product for one week.
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Wow, we're now adding and up voting Google products now? Sad.
Sam Ayres
Sam Ayres@sam_ayres
@fbara What's sad is hating on devs that clearly put in a lot of hard work to make something cool and intuitive just because they work for a popular company.
Mohamed Ahmed Fouad
Mohamed Ahmed Fouad@mohamed_ah_fo
@fbara Doesn't matter whether it's a big company, military, startup or just a small kid, if the product is good we should upvote it
Product Pearson
Product Pearson@productpearson · Product Manager @ Property4Media
Google Flights
Google Flights@johnny_depp · Google Flights
@fbara Indeed it is really a awesome tool for finding flights, It is beautifully explained here
Product Pearson
Product Pearson@productpearson · Product Manager @ Property4Media
It actually looks really good. I like the map view. It reminds me a bit of AirBnB when scrolling in and out of locations and the results of accommodation changes, but in this case it's all the different destinations you can fly to and the results on the left change on the fly as you scroll in and out. It works very well. I wonder, does Google earn revenue from this product?
Amin@footer · A little too much into gadgets
@productpearson They do, a commission from airlines via an affiliation link
Product Pearson
Product Pearson@productpearson · Product Manager @ Property4Media
@footer Thanks for the info.
Wadim Dominik Grasza
Wadim Dominik Grasza@wadim_dominik_grasza · Developer + Product
Watch out Skyscanner
Lee Qixian
Lee Qixian@swiftpolar · Full-stack Developer
@wadim_dominik_grasza My thoughts as soon as I went in and have a look. On the plus side google sometimes don't keep things forever, they experiment, play and then discard.
Dr. Joseph Santoro
Dr. Joseph Santoro@joseph_santoro · Marketing & Branding, Phone2Action
Just tried it to book a flight and it's actually less useful than it was before. Mainly, it doesn't show you other nearby airports options for the return leg of a roundtrip flight anymore (Kayak's 'hacked fares')... Some of us who will wander a metro area with multiple airports do like the option.
Mohamed Hassan
Mohamed Hassan@mohammedalaa · CTO @ Schibsted Classified
Looks really good!