We compared Google Flights and Kayak to find out which one is better for booking travel, and there's an obvious winner
Before booking any kind of travel, I always start in the exact same place: Kayak.The travel site has been my go-to for years, helping me book everything from business trips to vacations to quick weekend getaways.
I turned to Google Flights to test if Kayak should still be my top choice for booking travel. I use Google services almost everywhere else in my life - Maps, Gmail, Drive, Photos, Google Assistant, the list goes on - and I figured if anyone could topple Kayak, it would be Google.The services have a lot of features in common, the main one being that they both aggregate flights from all major airlines, and they both take you off their site to actually book your trip. But I was curious which had more standout features and, of course, which could find me cheaper flights.
Here's how Kayak and Google Flights compare.
Let's start with standout features both services have in common. Both Kayak and Google Flights let you track flight prices over time.
Both Kayak and Google Flights show you what they think are the best flights.Advertisement
There are several key differences between the two services, though. For one, Google Flights is faster than Kayak.
Google will show you a price graph, so you can see how flights compare over the next few months.Advertisement
Google Flights can predict delays.
Google Flights will tell you about extra perks, like how much legroom you can expect.Advertisement
But Kayak has a leg up on Google in a few ways. It offers a few more filters, so you can be more selective with your flight.
Kayak shows you the entire trip at once, while Google Flights only shows you one leg of the trip at a time, starting with your departing flight.Advertisement
Kayak lets you search for other things besides flights.
There's one major difference between Kayak and Google Flights, and it's what makes Kayak the clear winner: Kayak finds cheaper flights.Advertisement
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