Google Flights is extensively powered by its API which is designed based on acquisition of ITA software and QPX Express. It displays general information about airfares, tickets, and availability of flights for your chosen destination. The use of this API tool is very simple unlike actually planning travel. It uses two end points such as searchSingleTrip and searchTrips. searchSingleTrip gives you all information about a single trip’s worth of flights. The searchTrips end point will search multiple flights for your destination based on user parameters or requirements. Since Google Flights API doesn’t discriminate by airline, searching for flights is useful integration for travelers.
How to Make a Call the Google Flights API
If you’re ready to search for flights according to your interests like specific dates, locations including arrival and departure points, and price range, you can start making a call the API. For that, you just follow the below steps such as:
Step 1: Get an API Key from Google
- Primarily, you’re required to go to Google Developers Console.
- You just log in with your Google account or you can create a new account if you’re not having an account with Google.
- After that, select a project or create a new one.
- Later on, you can click on QPX Express Airfare API Dashboard which is available on Google’s API manager.
- Click on enable button and go to credentials tab in order to get your API key from Google.
Step 2: Do an API call from Your Web Browser with the help of RapidAPI
Once you’ve gotten the API key, you can able to call the API from RapidAPI’s Google Flights Package Page.
- You can choose an end point and fill the parameters and click on test function to call the API.
In this way, you can get API call from Google to incorporate for your app.
QPX Express API Cutting Off its Airfare Feed
Google announced that it will pull its QPX Express API from April 10, 2018. Generally, QPX Express API is well suited for organizations who need to provide airfare pricing and shopping information for their customers. Accordingly, it delivers full display and booking information with real-time availability with the use of an easy to use JSON service. It adapts for pay-as-you go model that provides business flexibility and new opportunities for innovation. Additionally, it is a new and simplified airfare search software tool that offers basic shopping capabilities. You can make easier access to air travel search through a single and standardized API. Especially, it is designed for online travel intermediaries and agencies who providing basic travel needs, shopping, and pricing needs or who want to drive the ticket sales for airlines through either own or a third party.
This search engine tool searches for innumerable combinations of airfares, many schedules, and tax rules. The operation of this tool is not restricted to the predefined airfares, dates, and seat availability but it responds in real time to help the travelers so that they can easily get to know updated information about prices and seat availability.