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Google Flights now shows if you’ll have Wi-Fi, power and more

by Todd Haselton | March 14, 2015March 14, 2015 3:00 pm PDT

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Google Flights, the company’s airline booking tool, has been updated with a new feature that should help make your booking process much easier and, ultimately, your flight much more comfortable. The firm recently partnered with a company named Routehappy to provide additional information on the amenities available on the flights you’re trying to book.

That means, when you’re planning a trip and trying to pick the best flight, you’ll also be able to see whether your seat is going to have on-demand video, in-seat and USB power, Wi-Fi, and the average amount of legroom available. A quick search for flights from New York to Los Angeles on Delta showed that I can expect Wi-Fi, power at my seat, about 31-inches of leg-room and on-demand video, for example. The same search also showed me I can expect the same amenities from United on the way home, but that the flight is “often delayed by 30+ minutes.” Think I’ll try another return trip, in that case.

Routehappy provides data on flights around the world, the company said, and it seems like a natural fit for Google Flights. You can check out the new integration by visiting Google Flights in the source below.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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