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GOOGLE FLIGHTS NOW FORETELLS IF YOUR FLIGHT WILL BE ‘LIKELY’ DELAYED

Google Flights Now Has A New Feature (Google Assistant) That Helps Keep Track Of Flight Timings.

Having your flight unexpectedly delayed can be one of the worst disadvantages of travelling by air.

The holiday season is here again, and you most likely may be planning to take a flight to spend your vacation in a new place or to meet with family and friends. Google Flights have come to the rescue, by making sure you have a stress free air travel.

Google Flights is an incredible feature to help keep near accurate track of flight timings. However most of us never knew it existed as it involves launching a dedicated app or requires searching the same on the web. But lately Google has made it a lot easier to help travellers stay on top of things, even if that means expecting a potential delay in your next flight.

Google Assistant has now been integrated with Google Flights to give you accurate information on flight timings even before the airlines announce.

Google Assistant feature makes it possible for air travellers to ask questions like;

 

‘Hey Google, is my flight on time?’

or ‘Hey Google, what’s the status of the American Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Denver?’ Says Google’s Richard Holden in an official blog release this week.

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But how does Google know even before the airlines confirm a delay? That’s the same question we asked and this is how it is done.

Google uses historical flight status data and machine learning to predict a flight delay well in advance. Since this is a feature not many are aware of, Google Assistant will proactively notify you of a potential flight delay along with the reason behind it. For instance, Google Assistant will tell you a certain flight is scheduled to depart on time, but it will also share its prediction that there is a good chance it will be delayed by a certain time due to a delayed incoming flight or other reasons.

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This information will help those who arrive at the airport in the last minute and rush through check-ins and security. Getting such a notification while you’re trying to rush from your home to the airport to catch a flight can help you relax a bit.

But Google is also playing it safe by telling the user to still plan to be on time. Google Flights can accurately predict flight delays 85 percent of the time, and it would be terrible to be in that “15 percent” group.

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