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Google is using AI to Predict Flight Delays before Airline does

Google is using AI to Predict Flight Delays before Airline does

This time of the year, snowbirds fly out on tropical getaways, skiers and snowboarders take a weekend to hit the slopes, and potential flight delays are stressful for all travelers. Now Google Flights can help predict those flight delays and Google is also introducing a new feature to find the cheapest fares.

Google Flights is rolling out more information on flight delays, including more information on why your departure was actually held back, and even predicting if a delay may happen before you hear anything from your airline. You just need to search your flight number or route and airline to get the information.

Google says it’s using historic flight data and to predict delays, and it will only alert you if its more than 80 percent confident in its guess. You won’t want to risk that extra 20 percent, but it could at least give you some peace of mind if you were already late. You can use the extra time to download a movie while you wait.

In related news, Google flights will also now be more transparent about what benefits are included with your particular ticket. If you book a basic economy ticket, you’ll know that it doesn’t include options like overhead storage or the ability to pick your seat.

Credits: https://thenextweb.com/google/2018/01/31/google-using-ai-predict-flight-delays-airlines/

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Google is using AI to Predict Flight Delays before Airline does
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This time of the year, snowbirds fly out on tropical getaways, skiers and snowboarders take a weekend to hit the slopes, and potential flight delays are stressful for all travelers. Now Google Flights can help predict those flight delays and Google is also introducing a new feature to find the cheapest fares.
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