Google Flights launches in Europe

21 March 2013

It has been available in America for a while, but now Google Flights has launched in Europe so we can all compare prices of flights departing from the UK, France, Italy, Spain, and Holland.

As well as being a price comparison tool, users will be able to look at your flight options and book travel to any international airport, with searches filtered by airline, cost, total travel time and results will be displayed on a rather natty little map.

Google hasn't actually made agreements with all the major airlines, which means that this won't be a complete comparison service, however, it is only a matter of time before everyone's on board with this as Google tend to get what they want in the end.

However, Ryanair and easyJet are noticeably absent, and they may well want to stick their heels in and refuse to play ball, mainly because they're run by thundering berks.

Google said in a statement: "We are working to expand our relationship with other airlines, and bring Flight Search to more countries and in more languages.

Of course, Google Flights has competition already, with Expedia, Skyscanner and the Travel Supermarket already being big players in the market. With more competition, hopefully we'll all be getting some decent travel bargains.

Unless Google balls it up like they did with G+ and Wave.

TOPICS:   Travel   Consumer Advice

8 comments

  • Some G.
    Good work on linking to the new site. Quality reporting.
  • dvdj10
    Yer was just looking for a link myself!
  • Zleet
    Just google it ?
  • jim
    ah - moderated link. just put /flights at the end of google.com oh and a www at the start
  • Strawbear
    Oh ffs you lazy asses. Like it's so hard to find. Anyway I hope it works better than their current shopping site.
  • Euan
    Hipmunk (stick .com on the end for the website obviously) isn't bad either, its fancy feature being that it gives you a graphical visualisation of the amount of time your trip will take, including breaks between flights etc.
  • Captain W.
    @some Guy, dvdj10 http://lmgtfy.com/?q=google+flights&l=1
  • KTF
    Another high quality piece from Moff...

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