Cloud Computing: Google Flight Search Is Super-Fast But Limited to Key Cities
Takeoffs and Landings
Google's Flight Search landing page reveals a clean, Spartan service.
Using our East Coast locations, Google suggested several airports in the region from which we might fly out. A Google spokesperson assured us that more airport options are available, though all flights are economy class for now.
JFK to Vegas, Baby
We selected a flight path from John F. Kennedy airport in New York to Las Vegas here.
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Google Flight Search prefers to show you the quickest, cheapest routes available, such as these choices for flights from JFK to Vegas.
Check out the calendar view, which boasts a slider tool for date ranges.
Filter Expensive Flights
Google Flight Search also lets users filter out long, expensive flightsthe kind no one likes.
Users may choose not to tune the filters using the sliders. Google provides these manual filtering options to specify flights, duration and price points.
Bradley to SFO
We tried to trick Google Flight Search, and failed. We know for a fact that Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Conn., doesn't offer nonstop flights to San Francisco. So we used the filter on the side to test our knowledge. Google correctly did not list any such flight.
Bradley, With Connections
So we changed the filter to reflect flights with a stop, and there are plenty of options for us to choose.
We can even pick and choose our connections.
Use the sliders to filter your times to depart and return.
Time to Book
We selected this flight route from Hartford to San Francisco, departing via Continental and returning home via American Airlines.
Click the red button to get whisked away to American Airlines' site to book the flight.