Need Flight Status? Google Now Provides Tracking

The Google Blog announced they have improved how they return flight status information in search results. Instead of just providing a link to get flight times, you get that information directly in the OneBox area at Google, without requiring a click to see it.

Here is a screen capture of the Google results for a search on aa 123 before Google added schedule information to the result:

Flight Tracking On Google

Here are Google’s new results:

Google Flight Results

Notice how Google now tells you if your flight is on time or delayed, as well as the estimated departure and arrival times.

Danny did a huge compare and contrast of how search engines handle flight status just a couple weeks ago in his Flight Tracking, Airport Conditions, Real-Time Traffic, & Other Thanksgiving Search Tips post.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: OneBox, Plus Box & Direct Answers | Search Engines: Travel Search Engines | Search Features: Shortcuts | Search Marketing: General

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