Google explorer tool is a new feature that targeted the casual travelers who are concerned about price. Flight explorer will not be appeared on Google’s regular flight travel search at google.com/flights. Flight explorer auto-detects your location and shows several destinations with a price chart. This price chart shows you a range of airfares available over the next two months. By clicking on particular dates, you can view the Google Flights service for a full list of airfares.
Explorer is a standalone page which retrieves much of the information from Google Flights search options. But it allows the customers to search and display results in a different way. If you’re not particularly having when and where of your travels, it is a great tool to find out the best flights. Based on your origin point, explorer tool allows the users to specify a destination ranging from an individual airport to an entire global region.
For suppose, if you’ve made a plan to take a trip to Europe, you can easily start your search by checking return airfares from major tourist centres like London, Paris, Barcelona, or Rome. By choosing Europe or Western Europe, you can discover airfares on to Madrid or Geneva are considerably cheaper. The regional searching of flights can help you to save time and money.
Additionally, you can modify the URL string in your web browser’s address in order to reveal more information beyond what the standard control lets you see. Especially, the results are displayed in a two-month price chart and you can also view prices up to six months. You can change the URL parameter to search for results. If you want to increase the date range, you can make use of standard slider that allows the users for trips from 0 to 14 days. You can sort out the results by setting out the values of li and lx parameters manually.
The above mentioned standard controls really work great on a desktop or laptop but not particularly suitable for mobile devices or tablet. This may be the reason Google will not display the results. Additionally, there are some limitations on Google Flights Explorer tool because it’s very tough to retrieve all available flights information along with their prices. It is generally better for searching specific cities and flexible dates.
However, the lowest airfare options will not always returned with the particular region. For example, if you’ve entered a region of Europe, it showed you the flight options for Paris or Dublin as the lowest fares. But actually lower cheapest flight options are Oslo, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. You can find these cities when you type Northern Europe or Scandinavia. This tool will accept other valid search terms like Caribbean, North America, Latin America, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Western Africa, Scandinavia, Middle East, Central Asia, Australasia, Melanesia, Eurasia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Europe, Micronesia, and Polynesia.