Google to predict flight delays before Airlines do

Google Flights will predict the delay in flights but not explain the reason of flight delay.

By Sandeep

    Google, the tech giant is claiming that its online air travel service "Google Flghts" can predict if a flight is being delayed or is running as per schedule. Google Flights will predict the delay in flights but not explain the reason of flight delay. However Google didn't spill any secrets on how it will predict the flights delays apart from that it is using a machine learning algorithms to access "historic flight status data." Mashable claims that the results of the Google predictions could be accurate up to 80%.

    Google to predict flight delays before Airlines do

     

    A user simply needs to search for the flight number on Google Flights and will be able to find out if the flight is being delayed or not. As per some reports on the bgr, Google also said that Google Flights would show more information related to cheap flights, often labeled as "Basic Economy." So if people search for "Basic Economy" flights for any of the Airlines, they will be able to see whether those cheap tickets include facilities like overhead bin space for luggage, the ability for people to choose their seats, or whether they include baggage fees.

    Google is also introducing a feature which provides detailed information on cheap basic economy fares to inform a user what facilities he would be left without after booking the cheap flight tickets. As per some reports United's Basic Economy tickets doesn't allow overhead bin access, upgrades and seat selection.

    Google to predict flight delays before Airlines do

     

    Google also said that Google Flights would show more information related to cheap flights, often labeled as "Basic Economy." When people search for "Basic Economy" flights they would be able to reserve a ticket for American, Delta, and United Airlines. It is not yet clear that apart from American, Delta and United airlines which all airlines will come under the umbrella of Google Flights.

    Google to predict flight delays before Airlines do

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    It would be really benefit Indian travelers if Google rolls out Google Flights for some Indian airlines as well.

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