Southwest Airways Is Now Featured on Google Flights

Looking for Southwest flights simply obtained simpler.

As of Wednesday, flights for Southwest Airways can be found to view on Google Flights, a transfer that marks a significant change for the airline that, till now, has solely been searchable through its primary web site.

Nevertheless, the change is simply useful for evaluating costs with different airways. Relating to really reserving a flight, vacationers might be redirected to Southwest’s web site.

“In our preliminary piloting of this partnership, we’ve made it potential for Google Flights customers to match our totally different fare choices and click on instantly into to ebook their chosen itinerary,” Southwest mentioned in an announcement shared with Journey + Leisure.

The airline — which is the second-largest business airline by market worth, and the fourth-largest business airline by fleet — additionally didn’t specify how lengthy the pilot will final or if different modifications can be forward. 

The change had been one which was hinted at by Southwest Airways’ CEO Bob Jordan in the course of the first quarter earnings name in April, first reported by CNBC, (the place he additionally mentioned potential modifications within the airline’s boarding course of).

“We’re excited to proceed discovering methods to show extra shoppers to the attraction of our distinctive mixture of worth, pleasant and versatile insurance policies, and a breadth of flight service that’s constructed across the greater than 800 nonstop routes Southwest will supply this peak summer time journey season amongst 121 airports throughout 11 international locations,” the airline added in its assertion.

The change is simply occurring on Google Flights — that means no different aggregators or flight websites like Kayak or Skyscanner, will present Southwest flights (at the very least, for now). The exception being that Southwest flights at the moment are additionally bookable by Chase Journey, a change that was quietly made final yr however obtained consideration this previous March.

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