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Google Flights Can Predict Flight Delays

Google Flights Can Predict Flight Delays

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Google is rolling out a few new features to its Google Flights search engine to help you tackle a frustrating aspect of air travel, delays. At least, this feature can help to prepare yourself before facing that uncomfortable situation.

With the regard to delays, Google Flights would not just be pulling in information from the airlines directly, however, it will take advantage of its understanding of historical data and its machine learning algorithms to predict delays that haven’t yet been flagged by airlines themselves.

Explains Google, the combination of data and A.I. technologies can predict some delays in advance of any sort of official confirmation. Google says that it won’t actually flag these in the app until it is at least 80% confident in the prediction.

To check the status, you just have to input your flight number, airline, and flight route on Google search page.

Then, you will see the details on the search results. If your flight schedule predicted on time, the interface will showing green label. But, if the flight possibly delayed, the red label will show on the interface.

It will also provide reasons for the delays, like weather or an aircraft arriving late.

The other new feature added aims to help you make sense of what basic economy fares include and exclude with their ticket price. These low-cost fares are often the only option for travelers on a budget, but they have a number of restrictions that can vary by airline. Google Flights will now show the restrictions associated with these fares, like restrictions on using overhead space or the ability to select a seat, as well as the fare’s additional baggage fees. Want to try?