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Google Starts Predicting Potential Flight Delays

One of the most stressful parts of traveling happens between heading to the airport and waiting to board your flight as you start checking to see if your flight is on time.

Predicting Delays Before the Airline Does

Google Flights already shows announced delays, and now Google will be sharing reasons for those delays and their own delay predictions too. Using historical flight status data and machine learning algorithms, Google can predict some delays even when this information isn’t available from the airlines yet. Delays are only flagged when Google is at least 80% confident in the prediction. To check for delays, passengers can search by their flight number using Google Flights or check by airline and route. Google adds that travelers should still plan to arrive at the airport with time to spare and warns that its predictions should only be used to manage expectations.

In addition, the search engine will now show information about what is included in fares displayed for American, Delta, and United flights. Google says the function is designed to help passengers navigate new fare options such as “Basic Economy.” Humanitarian and faith-based travelers should understand that these airfares do not compare with the Humanitarian airfares Raptim can offer. Therefore, we strongly advise you to contact your travel agent to assure you get the best value.

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