This article is not about any of the “normal” topics of this newsletter: genealogy, history, current affairs, DNA, and related topics. However, I offer it as a public service to the millions of folks planning flights:
Google has apparently amassed enough historical data to pinpoint when tickets for a large crop of routes are at their cheapest.
Google is trying to solve a problem that has long vexed travelers everywhere: When is the best time to book the cheapest flight? Starting this week, the company will answer that question through Google Flights.
The service is already designed to help you find the cheapest airline tickets from third-party providers. It shows you the cheapest flights for a given day and destination, and can show you how the fare compares to past price averages for the same route.
But whether you should buy a plane ticket now or wait for prices to go down is something that has eluded Google Flights until now.
The tech giant has apparently amassed enough historical data to pinpoint when tickets for a large crop of routes are at their cheapest. “For searches with reliable trend data, you’ll now see when prices have typically been lowest to book your chosen dates and destination,” Google wrote in a blog post on Monday.
You can read more in an article by Michael Kan at: https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-flights-will-tell-you-the-cheapest-time-to-book-a-ticket.