How We Use Google Flight Tracker To Help Us Find The Best Fares For Our Favorite Destinations
Hey Travel Bugsss! Sorry for the somewhat lengthy absence! We have had SO much going on, including a big move! More on that later. Now that things are a wee bit more settled, I want to get into something I was thinking about earlier this week that I kind of brushed off as ordinary and then realized that for many of our readers, it might be VERY new and useful information.
Hopefully by now, most or all of you are familiar with Google Flights. It is the flight search engine we rely on the most as it is provides one of the most user friendly interfaces and most current flights and pricing. Simply put, it is the most reliable...in my HUMBLE opinion. If you are NOT familiar with Google Flights, check out this article.
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First, enter destination and dates as usual. Danielle and I LOVE Thailand and we go back in March of 2018. Needless to say, it is one of our top tracked destinations. Let's go with that.
As you can see above, we selected a round trip itinerary for one adult leaving Boston on April 1 2018 and returning April 27th of the same month. This will populate flights available from BEST flights prices low to high first and then ALL flights low to high as usual. What we want to pay attention to here is the line item directly ABOVE the BEST flights box. See image.
"Track prices" is a feature that will notify you of any and all changes to the pricing of this itinerary. They will appear in your email and have the previous price along with the new price. I have included an example from a different itinerary here.
Simply click the slider to the "ON" position while logged into Chrome/Google and you will be notified. It is as easy as that!
Let us know if we left anything out or if you have any difficulties with the process. Also let us know if it works out for you and you're able to score some sick savings!