Google Flights to Predict Delays
Google today improved its Google Flights tool by adding the ability to predict flight delays. The company is pairing historical flight data with machine learning algorithms to determine delays before the airline itself can. Google said it will only flag delays when it is 80% confident the flight will be postponed. People can simply search for their flight by number or route to see information regarding the flight’s timeliness. In another update to Google Flights, the tool will now provide people with more information about fares, such as whether or not they include baggage fees or the ability to select seats when booking. This tool is first available to Delta, American, and United. The new features are built into the latest version of Google Flights.
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