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Google Flights - Changes, Updates, Glitches and Help [consolidated thread]

Google Flights - Changes, Updates, Glitches and Help [consolidated thread]

Old Jun 3, 2017, 4:52 pm
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google flights question

I apologize in advance if this is not posted in the correct place.

I've been using Google Flights to search for and track some flights from ORD-FCO in J for next March. In the event that a direct flight is too expensive, I'm ok with doing the TATL in J and the shorter flight in Y. What I haven't been able to figure out so far is how to set the Google Flights search parameters to include this possibility. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Old Jun 4, 2017, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by goldmarch
I apologize in advance if this is not posted in the correct place.
I moved your question to the pertinent thread.

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Old Jun 4, 2017, 1:00 pm
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Did Google Flights get rid of descriptions of premium class products?

Did Google Flights get rid of descriptions of premium class products? I don't see "lie flat" listed anymore alongside various flights.

Moderators, feel free to move this thread to a different forum, though I think it's highly applicable to this one, the premium fare deals one.
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Old Jun 4, 2017, 1:36 pm
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It looks like their integration with Routehappy is down, intentional or otherwise. Routehappy still pulls all of the amenity info, but GF does not.
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Old Jun 4, 2017, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by stvr
Moderators, feel free to move this thread to a different forum, though I think it's highly applicable to this one, the premium fare deals one.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/premi...rum-rules.html

It's not a deal. End of story.

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Old Jun 4, 2017, 2:16 pm
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Yep. I've noticed this myself. Hopefully it's just a temporary glitch.
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Old Jun 6, 2017, 10:21 pm
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Google Flights allows flexible destination searches when an origin is specified. Is there any way to do the reverse: a flexible origin search with a specified destination? For instance, I know the city I want to fly to, but am willing to position, and therefore want to scan many departure points to find the cheapest option? (Or any alternative service which allows this? I am a Matrix power user, but I want to scan more origins than that really allows... and I hate that if the query is to complex it will just return partial results with no indication anything went wrong...)
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Old Jun 7, 2017, 8:55 am
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Originally Posted by javabytes
I am a Matrix power user, but I want to scan more origins than that really allows... and I hate that if the query is to complex it will just return partial results with no indication anything went wrong...)
Unfortunately, I don't have an answer - I'd be very interested, too!

As for Matrix, yes, agreed! I often get much better results searching city by city, which is hugely irritating when I should be able to search for ten at a go.
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Old Jun 7, 2017, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by javabytes
Is there any way to do the reverse: a flexible origin search with a specified destination?
No. Use Skyscanner or Hopper for that, for instance
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Old Jun 9, 2017, 6:13 pm
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Google flight does not show seat type anymore?

I used google flight a lot before and it can show seat type that is useful for browsing first class seat for carrier like united/hawaiian which sometimes has lie-flat and sometimes standard recliner.

What happens to google flight? Where can I find same info like this?
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Old Jun 11, 2017, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by ssg10
I used google flight a lot before and it can show seat type that is useful for browsing first class seat for carrier like united/hawaiian which sometimes has lie-flat and sometimes standard recliner.

What happens to google flight? Where can I find same info like this?
It seems like this feature has been removed / dispatched. Might be just temporary though.
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Old Jun 11, 2017, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by McFlying
It seems like this feature has been removed / dispatched. Might be just temporary though.
Someone else said can find on routehappy ..?
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Old Sep 5, 2017, 5:08 am
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Google Flights - Destination by Cuisine?

Anyone else notice this? Seems to be a feature rather than a bug...

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Old Sep 22, 2017, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by ssg10
I used google flight a lot before and it can show seat type that is useful for browsing first class seat for carrier like united/hawaiian which sometimes has lie-flat and sometimes standard recliner.

What happens to google flight? Where can I find same info like this?
There's a Chrome extension that can display this info on your Google flights search results:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...nlbdccpabaaknp
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Old Sep 22, 2017, 1:52 pm
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Exclamation Moderator's Note

When to book flights and purchase tickets is a question best answered in the various airlines and/or OTA forums, not in the Google Flights support thread which is the place to seek help in searching for flights and airfares. You may also wish to check out Hopper, an app that perdicts the best time to buy tickets.

A recent message asking when is the best time to book a trip was deleted. Please feel free to post this question in the relevant forum.

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