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 […]

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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.


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Barry Schwartz
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Barry Schwartz is a technologist and a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics.

In 2019, Barry was awarded the Outstanding Community Services Award from Search Engine Land, in 2018 he was awarded the US Search Awards the "US Search Personality Of The Year," you can learn more over here and in 2023 he was listed as a top 50 most influential PPCer by Marketing O'Clock.

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