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This article was published on April 12, 2017

Google Home can now help you find the cheapest time to fly

Google Home can now help you find the cheapest time to fly
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Planning your next vacation just got a lot easier if you own a Google Home device. Starting today, you can ask home to find and track flight prices, hands-free.

If you say “OK Google, how much are flights to Miami” Google will give you a quote for two weeks from now, and then ask you if you have specific dates in mind. After that Google will ask if you want to track price changes for those flights.

No, the assistant won’t blurt out a price every time it drops. Basically all that does is sign you up for the price tracking feature Google introduced last year, sending you an email any time there’s a significant price change.

While I imagine most people who are planning a trip would rather do so on a proper computer, it’s neat to be able to check out your options on a whim. The assistant can answer a few other travel related questions as well, such as currency conversions or whethers you need a visa to enter a country.

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