Google Flights | Wikipedia audio article

Google Flights | Wikipedia audio article


Google Flights is an online flight booking
search service which facilitates the purchase of airline tickets through third-party suppliers.==History==
In April 2011, the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division approved Google’s
$700 million purchase of ITA Software. On September 13, 2011 Google launched Google
Flights, which used algorithms gained from this purchase.==Features==
An innovation of Google Flights is that it allows open-ended searches based on criteria
other than the destination; for example, a user may search for flights within a range
of times and a budget and be offered various destination choices. Alternatively, a user can select a destination,
and Google Flights will calculate every price for each day of the next 12 months, visualized
in a graph or table. This allows users to easily spot the cheapest
date to fly to the destination.==Response==
The service was immediately compared to competitors such as Expedia, Orbitz, Kayak.com, and Bing. Competitor Kayak.com issued a statement that
their service was superior to Google’s and that they would be competitive.There was no
immediate change in the price of stocks for Priceline, Expedia, or Travelzoo in response
to the opening of Google Flights.Shortly after the site launched, Expedia testified to the
Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee that Google failed to keep a promise to rank Google
Flight listings below the listings of competitors in a Google search.==International availability

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