Google Gets a Whole Lot Better at Detecting Delayed Flights

Posted on December 17, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Google with 5 Comments

Google is introducing some serious improvements to its flight tracking system. The company introduced the ability to know if your flight might get delayed with 85% accuracy earlier this year.

That feature is getting a whole lot more useful, though. You can now ask Google Assistant if a certain flight has the possibility of getting delayed, and Google will give you an answer. You can ask it for things like “Hey Google, is my flight on time?” or things like “Hey Google, what’s the status of the American Airlines flight from Denver to New York?”

Google will also provide some reasoning behind its prediction when possible, which I think is kind of cool. Assistant will also deliver notifications for flights that you are following, or your own flights which is also very useful.

The company is making other changes elsewhere, like on Google Maps where planning vacation is getting much easier with new features like “things to do” that recommends different things you can do in a new city or a country. And on Google Flights, you can now fliter prices to include the cost of carry-on luggage, and that’s going to be very useful if you love using affordable airlines.

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