Whether you may don’t have flexible travel dates or unable to find cheap airfares for your itinerary. In that case, you can use Google Flights Alerts feature that specifically helps the users to find available tickets at affordable prices. So that, you can easily choose a flight that meets your requirements including your financial budget.
How to Set Google Flights Alerts
For example, if you can’t find saver level award seats or you may reluctant to book the tickets with award points. As a primary step, you’re required to enter your travel details into Google Flights that included your origin and destination airports and number of passengers. You can enter your specific travel dates to sort out the results. If you’re having flexible dates, the dates calendar feature helps you to find the current cheapest airfares.
Once your flight search results received, you will view track prices button and click on off toggle to start tracking flights that match your search results. It will automatically send you notifications if there are changes occurred for your chosen flights. If you’re not signed in Google, you will not able to track the flights. It will show you pop-up notification that asking you to sign-in for tracking the prices. Under track prices button, you will see view all option that allows to see all the flights that you’re tracking. From the web page, you can see all the flights you’ve asked to track. Once you’ve set an alert, you may not get immediate action from the chosen flights but in a few days, you can look back and view how prices has been changed.
It will tell you when your flight prices will likely to be increased or dropped down. Additionally, it will send notifications right before it predicts an increase and will tell you how confident in its prediction.
It will send email notifications to you if the price of your flight decreases. So that, you can save your time by not spending much time on checking out the prices throughout a day. For example, if you’ve chosen your flight and the ticket price is $44, it will send you an email alert that consists of cheapest available prices for your flight and listed a couple of similar flights to help to view all prices.
You can also click on manage price tracking at the bottom of the email which helps you to go straight to the flight tracking page with the graphs. If you don’t need any email alerts, you can click on unsubscribe from emails button that halts to receive email alerts.
It is really good at price alerts but it lacks in couple of areas such as no historical data and price alert thresholds. After making request only, Google starts to receive recording data for certain flights. You need to wait for several days before it will show any airfare trends. You won’t get any flight alerts until the price change is above than the certain amount that you’ve set on Google Flights Alerts.