For those of us who only travel occasionally, Google search and alerts about upcoming flights are more than enough. But if you're a frequent traveller, you likely use a service like TripIt to stay on top of every detail regarding your flights. Starting today, you won't need to open the app on your phone to do so, you can simply ask your Google Home or Echo speaker and get the answer. Read More
One of the more frustrating elements of booking flights online is being unsure about whether you're getting a deal, an average price or an overly-expensive ticket. The always-useful Google Flights will soon offer a solution to that issue by rolling out a feature that shows how good the price you're given is, based on historical pricing and flight ticket costs so far that year. Read More
Summer and the end of the semester/school year are rapidly closing in, so people's minds will be turning to vacations, weddings, and the like... if they haven't already. Finding the cheapest flights can take some work and a decent time investment, even with sites like Kayak. But luckily, Google Home has your back. Read More
Feel free to file this one under amusing. You know those balloons Google started releasing into the stratosphere several years ago in an experimental attempt to expand Internet access? Apparently a certain Android app is able to pick them up. A reader submitted these screenshots of Flightradar24 tracking one of Google's Project Loon balloons.
In this case, the helium balloon was spotted hovering somewhere off the coast of Brazil at an altitude of 53,600 feet. Read More