Hello travelers, I hope you liked my previous post about Google Flight Tracking and Google Flight Calendar. As promised earlier, I am here with another informative post that can help you easily plan travel using Google Flight Explore or Google Travel Explore.
Google Flight Explorer is another exciting feature of Google Travel that allows you to find thorough information about a place and make the planning easier than before. You can explore places according to interest (e.g., skiing, beach, museums, outdoor activities, historical places, etc.), travel mode (flights or other), airlines (any specific or all), and more.
Tip: Some people get confused with so many features that Google Explore provides. I suggest you read this guide to make it easier.
Features of Google Flight Explore
Here are some features of this travel planning platform by Google. You can find what you can do on Google Flight explore. Please note that it is also a part of Google Travel, and hence some features will be similar to or Google travel platforms such as Flight, Vacations, etc.
You can find cities and places to travel to according to your interest. Let me give you a scenario to understand its essence.
Suppose you and your family have not traveled anywhere due to the COVID19 and other restrictions. Your family representative is bringing pressure on you to plan a trip so that they can refresh their minds. But, you have no idea where you should go. There is one thing in family demands, i.e., they want to visit a snowy place for skiing and other activities.
Now, there are hundreds of options to visit from your current location, and you cannot choose. Also, it would not be a good idea to first look for a city and then compare the expenses.
Here comes the role of Google Flight Explore. You can sort your travel planning according to your interest. E.g., I will put Skiing as the interest, then it will show me popular places on the map along with the flight expenses. Isn’t it excellent and time-saving?
Here are other interest-based filters that you can apply on Google Flight Explore:
You can easily compare the flight fares on the Travel Explore by customizing the Airlines, Route, Trip Type, No. of travelers, departure and return date, etc.
All the information about different travel options will be available on the map. You can also compare what city is cheaper to visit at that time.
Time & Duration
Find flight options on Google Flight Explore by customizing the following:
- Duration of trip
- Departure date and time
- Return date and time
- Flexible dates (forecast weekend, 1-week, or 2-week trip in next 6 months)
Now, how is this even helpful for you?
It comes in handy when you are flexible with dates and just needs a 1 or 2 week out from your city. Simple choose the flexible date and tap on 1 week. It will now show you the best travel deals for a 1-week duration in the next six months.
e.g., July, and you are searching for a 2-week vacation in the next six months. It will show you the best options till December.
Tip: While customizing your travel for a future date, do not forget to enter all the necessary details for more accurate pricing, such as trip type, number of travelers, class, etc.
Got any favorite airline on your mind? (Such as American Airlines, Delta Airlines, etc.) Specify that while finding the options. Or you can simply choose all airlines.
Some places require road travel to visit. Do you want these places to show up on a map? If not, you can filter the options to flight only.
Choose from non-stop flights or layovers to a middle airport.
Customize your search according to bag selection or flight duration. Please note that the flight fares may vary according to your choice.
How to use Google Flight Explore?
It is effortless to use Google Flight Explore. You can follow the steps I have already shared in past posts, or you can follow the steps below:
1. Visit Flight Explore by entering the https://www.google.com/travel/explore to your web browser’s address bar.
2. If you want, you can also access it from the Google Travel dashboard by clicking on the Explore tab on the left panel. It is usually the second option right below the travel tab.
3. Enter the city / originating airport and press enter.
4. The options on the map will change. You can customize your trip according to trip type (one-way or round), no. of passengers, and flight class (First, Business, Premium Economic, or Economic).
5. From the filter menu on the map, you can customize the interest and other features we have discussed earlier in this post.
6. Click on any city to load more information about your trip. Here you will find the following things:
- Flight deals
- Things to see and do
- Staying options (hotels, rentals)
- Suitable time to visit (with weather forecast)
- FAQs from people and travel recommendations
7. When you click on any flight search, it will redirect you from Google Flight Explore to the Flight dashboard to complete your checkout.
8. Switch to the same tab again and choose the hotel for your stay.
As Google Travel is merely a search platform that provides planning and other options, you need to visit the specific airlines or travel agency website to complete your booking.
That is all, folks! If you need further information about Google Flight Explore or any other Google Travel Platform, do not hesitate to contact me. I will be back again with more creative content to make your travel more accessible and cheaper. Also, keep in mind to bookmark https://bookflight.site/ for instant updates about travel and flight deals.