Google Now Alerts Flyers to Airline Price Drops

price drops gplussGoogle has added a price drop notification for any flights a user has shown interest in.

If someone uses the companys Flight Search service to look at a journey but doesnt book, then they will be presented with a card via the Google Now app if that flight drops in price at a later date.

Now is used for a variety of contextual search-based notifications, ranging from the results of selected sports teams to nearby places of interest. Most relevantly, though, it automatically presents the flight details for any bookings that use the relevant Gmail address, and last month added the ability to book alternate flights in case of cancellation.

The price drop feature is currently limited to the US, as is Flight Search in general, and is only available on Android.