Google Flights adds delay reporting and prediction, information on ‘Basic Economy’ fares

    Google, via its official blog, announced (31-Jan-2018) it is adding new features to Google Flights that will help to predict flight delays and provide information on what products and services are included in ‘Basic Economy’ or similar fares offered by American AirlinesDelta Air Lines, and United Continental. Google Flights already display delays and will now add reasons for those delays and delay predictions, based on predictions from machine learning algorithms using historic flight status data. Delays will only be flagged when Google is at least 80% confident in the prediction. [more – original PR]