Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. I was in freezing Chicago over the weekend for the FTU Travel Expo / Signature travel conference. I arrived late Saturday afternoon because I took a $500 bump from United Airlines, stayed the night at an SFO airport hotel and got on a Saturday morning flight to Chicago. When I finally arrived, I picked up a few travel tips from the sessions and one on one conversations. I will try to cover some of the public travel tips I learned this week. Don’t worry, your secrets are safe with me.
Question… wouldn’t it be cool if you could see legroom for different flights on different airlines in Google Flights? Yes, it is possible. All you need to do is install the Legrooms extension to your Google Chrome browser. I will walk you through all the steps the 1 step. Also, while researching this post, I realized this was covered months ago by several travel blogs, but somehow I missed all those blog posts, so maybe this helps a few people like me. Here is the basic Google Flights view:
Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well. A few nights ago, I was helping a friend find and book award tickets from the Bay Area to Kauai, Hawaii (LIH – Lihue, Hawaii). She is a teacher and wanted to travel over Spring Break next year. Her Spring Break is the first week of April and Easter is on April 1, 2018, so she wanted to leave right after Easter. I went to Google Flights to see what flight options were available but their flight calendar doesn’t show any flights past April 1, 2018 (if you are reading this post after May 8, then it should show you later dates).
Good morning everyone, happy Thursday. I just wanted to give a quick shoutout to everyone who attended the SF Travel Hackers March Meetup last night. I gave a presentation about my recent trip to Iguazu Falls, Argentina. I will work on getting that presentation turned into a blog post “soon”. In today’s post, I will show you how I used Google Flights to track a WOW Air flight from Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) to San Francisco (SFO). I’ve always been interested in Iceland, and even more so after reading Whitney’s posts (Iceland & What I Wish I Had Known Before Going – Part 1 and Part 2).
I’ve been planning a trip to Iceland for the last few weeks and knew the dates I wanted to travel, but I just had to wait for the price to go down. One of the many great things about Google Flights is that you can track specific routes on specific days, and you can even track specific flights on specific days. I received the following email from Google Flights that the WOW Air flight I was tracking dropped from $469 to $263. Granted, this is not the cheapest possible WOW Flight I have ever seen, but the price was right for me so I jumped on the deal.
Good evening everyone. A few days ago, I learned that Google Flights can also show train schedules for a few routes in Europe. This is a pretty cool feature since you can easily determine if a train ride is better deal than a short European flight.
Now Google Flights makes it easy to compare the time and cost to ride vs. fly when trains are a logical and good alternative to many flight routes in Europe.
We started by adding train options for routes in Italy and Spain. Today we’re excited to announce a partnership with Deutsche Bahn in Germany to bring their expansive, fast rail service to Google Flights.
This launch lets you use Google Flights to find train options for 56 destinations and nearly 400 routes across Germany and Northern Europe. Popular routes include domestic routes like Frankfurt-Munich and Hamburg-Stuttgart, as well as international routes like Zurich-Frankfurt and Frankfurt-Amsterdam.Continue reading →
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