Google will predict when you can get a cheaper flight

2013 file photo
2013 file photo

UNDATED (WOOD) — Google is making it easier to know when airline ticket prices will change so you can get a better deal.

The company is updating its airline search tool with new features that predict fare changes and then notify you when the price changes for flights you’ve shown interest in. The site will let you know how long until the current fare is expected to change.

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The feature uses historical flight data to make predictions and should make surprise price increases a little easier to avoid.