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BThumme Sep 24, 15 9:38 pm


Originally Posted by Server (Post 25475206)
It's mostly due to cached inventory. Various buckets are opened and closed to the distribution system.

The airports being searched might have had a change in frequency of searches. Usually if it changes more often it will not cache, but if does not change prices often or dramatically your city will get old inventory. Thus will not synchronize with the GDS often.

Not a big deal since before Google flights existed, ITA required you to book it off-site anyway.

Big deal for me since a lot of these United multi city searches only pull up through the google.com/flights links.

Thekman Sep 25, 15 8:27 pm

Also it is very annoying that Google Flights defaults to USD every-time you open it. Frustrating!

fly7b2 Sep 25, 15 8:45 pm

And that multi-city bookings almost never work when you use the link to go from Google Flights to the airline to book!

tarheel99 Sep 28, 15 6:41 am

Google Explore Problem?
 
Is anyone else having trouble with Google Explore over the past couple of days?

Every time I try to search for flights I only get one flight date per city.

Anyone else having this problem?

lcpteck Sep 28, 15 6:55 am

I think you mean Google Flights?

Doc Savage Sep 28, 15 7:02 am

...or Kayak Explore?

tarheel99 Sep 28, 15 7:04 am

Sorry.

Google Flights

https://www.google.com/flights/explore/

jpdx Sep 28, 15 7:53 am

The travel tools forum seems like a more suitable venue for this discussion.

--jpdx, MR Moderator

TWA884 Sep 29, 15 9:55 am


Originally Posted by tarheel99 (Post 25488112)
Is anyone else having trouble with Google Explore over the past couple of days?

Every time I try to search for flights I only get one flight date per city.

Anyone else having this problem?

Merged with existing thread.

TWA884
Travel Tools Moderator

FlyerJT Sep 29, 15 10:26 am

Thanks mods... This isn't the same problem. But ok.

To answer tarheel99: yep, I'm having the same problem too. Glad to know that it isn't just Google Flights trying to shut down my daily flight dreaming. I really hope that they fix this soon!

laptoptravel Oct 2, 15 12:36 pm

Date Ranges Gone from Google Flights?
 
As of today, I seem unable to do a date range search with +/- days on Google Flights.

Previously, we could search using the calendar for a trip of varying lengths by selecting a days range at the bottom of the calendar, and next to that was a +/- days selector.

So, you could search a 4-day trip +/- up to 3 days (so, in effect Google Flights would search for trips between 1 and 7 days using those parameters).

Anyone else having this issue and/or know what happened? Perhaps Google has dropped this feature?

FlyerJT Oct 2, 15 1:32 pm


Originally Posted by John DELTA (Post 25509413)
As of today, I seem unable to do a date range search with +/- days on Google Flights.

Previously, we could search using the calendar for a trip of varying lengths by selecting a days range at the bottom of the calendar, and next to that was a +/- days selector.

So, you could search a 4-day trip +/- up to 3 days (so, in effect Google Flights would search for trips between 1 and 7 days using those parameters).

Anyone else having this issue and/or know what happened? Perhaps Google has dropped this feature?

Ditto here. Seems to be part of a redesign - a rather unwelcome one to me. Seems you can still use the "Flexible Date" tab to search 1-7 days, but only for one date option. No easy way of searching months of options for 1-7-day trips.

ThatAdamGuy Oct 2, 15 6:12 pm

Be assured that we are serious about making date-picking / price-overviewing great, so please hold tight :)

FlyerJT Oct 3, 15 11:55 am


Originally Posted by ThatAdamGuy (Post 25510872)
Be assured that we are serious about making date-picking / price-overviewing great, so please hold tight :)

Great to hear! I wasn't sure if you guys were scaling-back features to save bandwidth.

Google Flights is my top-visited website (sad, but objectively true). Looking forward to you "Making Google Flights Great Again"! ;)

teriyaki Oct 8, 15 11:00 pm

Very bummed that the X day trip +/- is currently unavailable. Really was the main differentiator that drove me to use this. Eagerly waiting for its comeback


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