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Google Adds Trip-Planning Features for Pandemic-Weary Travelers

A screenshot of a new “free cancellation filter for hotel” feature on Google’s travel-related set of search tools. The feature debuted in August 2020. Google Skift Take: A consumer habit of turning to Google first to look up pandemic-related travel restrictions may help establish Google in their minds as the brand to turn to first […]

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Google Flights Ends Booking Charges for Airlines That Paid

Los Angeles International Airport gets passenger screening enhancements. Pictured is a United Airlines bag drop. Google is dropping the charges it asked airlines to pay in Google Flights. United Continental Holdings Skift Take: With potential pressure from U.S. regulatory authorities and perhaps displeasure from airlines, Google is making the biggest change to the way it […]

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Skyscanner Wants to Be Instagram-Like in Selling Flights

An image of Skyscanner’s mobile app after the September 2019 rebranding of the company. Skyscanner Skift Take: We can shop for TVs and clothes on our phone, but booking flights remains stubbornly old school. Skyscanner is one of a few online players working with airlines to fix that. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story […]