First, allow me to give writing credit to Trinity Fowlin, a bright high school junior, who co-authored this article with me. I asked Trinity to conduct some research as an effort to assist me with explaining the benefits of Google Flights. If you haven’t heard of Google Flights, it’s a great tool to assist with planning trips. I know there are a ton of websites out there where you can search for flights, hotels and rental cars to get the information that you’re looking for along with travel ratings, but this works differently.
Google Flights simplifies the process of searching for an ideal flight while easily activating trackers. Yes I understand that other websites offer similar features, but Google Flights gives you so many more ways to complete a search. Trinity, my very helpful intern, was given the task of attempting to book a vacation. I wanted her to experience the website and report on her findings. She was thrilled that she could easily find an ideal location based on her interests or whichever continent she preferred to visit or even something as simple as where are interesting places to visit during a particular time of the year.
Google thought of everything!
I’ve actually been using this tool to help figure out where I’m going to take my son for spring break. I went to the website and plugged in the airport I would leave from and then there’s a handy feature called show destinations. Once I click this button a map of the entire Globe pops up on my screen. At this point I can see that there are several places across the globe which have flights within my budget.
This is a great opportunity for me to travel to a place I’ve never been before and experience something new with my son Jordan. I’ve noticed that in April Dubai is actually more affordable than going to Paris which is what I had initially planned. Now that I can clearly see an estimate of flight prices across the world it actually is going to determine where we do spend spring break. Once I found a flight that I believe is reasonably priced I can easily either track the flight which will automatically send me e-mail updates when there’s a change in price or I can click to purchase that airfare through various websites which I’m already connected to automatically.
Trinity and I encourage you to try using Google Flights when you try to plan your next vacation. It’s an easier way to see your travel options at a glance. It’s also a consolidated way to combine your search efforts.
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