The internet is receiving a glamorous makeover, as companies attempt to make their products not only functional, but beautiful. Beautiful is great and all – but we’re searching for the world’s best flight deals and at the end of the day, all we desire is “easy”. Some might say Google Flights got it right the first time, and much to many users dismay, the “new” Google Flights just isn’t quite as functional. Alas, there’s a way to “run” back in time, to the older (better) version…
Last week we took to the internet to lament the newish changes. There were a few features we adored which simply no longer worked as seamlessly as they used to. Taking advantage of the new mediums for complaining in the digital age, we sent out a tweet begging Google to bring back the old functionality. To our delight – Chris McGinnis of SFGate replied saying “hey, you know you can still use the old one, right”.
I agree! But you can switch to classic view – seeing running man on lower left of screen.
— Chris McGinnis (@cjmcginnis) March 28, 2018
At the bottom left corner of your Google Flights screen you’ll find a running man icon and a speech bubble with an exclamation point in the middle. We highly suggest using both. First – use the speech bubble exclamation point to share your feedback. Let Google Travel know what you don’t enjoy about the new interface. We hate that the new interface keeps you from being able to track flights with ease. You can only track a specific flight on a specific airline, which is far less effective. It’s also harder to input the cities to use the multiple city search feature. When you’re done with your message, just click the running man in the bottom left corner. When you do, a new window will pop up taking you back to the older and better Google Flights. For now, you’ll just have to click back to the old one every time you log on, but it’s worth it.
Here are five tricks to finding the best deals on Google Flights – the old one!