Google Flights Now Predicts Flight Delays and Explains Basic Economy
Google has rolled out some cloud-side updates to their site, Google Flights. The updates bring some clearer information about the new Basic Economy fare from United, American and Delta, as well as providing flight delay predictions based on historical data.
Basic Economy is something new for United, American, and Delta. It is a very stripped down fare where everything is an extra charge, including bringing carry-on luggage with some of the carriers. While great for those on a budget, these extra fees can rack up quickly if you aren’t careful. Flights now gives you information on what is restricted when you are looking up potential flights on Basic Economy. This is to help you avoid excess fees and to make an informed purchase.