Advanced Trick: How To Use Google Flights Flexible Dates For Cheap Flights [2022]

Google flights flexible dates is one of the best hacks out of 7 Google Flights hacks to save a lot of money on your flight tickets. This will work only if you are fine with moving your travel dates based on the cheapest airfare.

To use Google Flights Flexible dates, you need to:

  1. Click on "Explore" after browsing to Google.com/flights, 
  2. Enter the place of travel and click on date box (destination can be blank). 
  3. There you will find "Flexible Dates" option.

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    How to Search Flexible Dates On Google Flights

    Google Flights will make you work to get to this awesome tool 😀

    In case you are wondering how to do flexible dates on google flights, here is what you need to do


    The flexible Dates flights option is not visible in the normal Google Flight booking view. 

    Two ways to access Google Flights Flexible Dates:

    Google flights flexible date is accessible from

    1. Explore link present at the left hand side

    Google Flights Flexible Dates


    2. Map view, present just below the flight search on home page of google flights.

    On click of map, it will take you to Explore link after that the process is same.

    Google Flights Flexible Dates from Explore Link

    Click on Explore link on the left-hand side of Google Flights.

    It will pop up a Map where the price of the flights is displayed on the map.

    Enter your city of boarding, click on the calendar input box, you will see 2 options there-Specific Dates and Flexible dates.

    The dates from this view is restricted to 6monts from the date of your search. 

    GoogleFlights flexible dates

    Google Flights Flexible Dates from Map view

    One more way to get the flight map is from the home page of Google flights. 

    Navigate to GoogleFlights and scroll down a bit so that map is visible.

    Once you click on map, date input box will appear.

    GoogleFlightsFlexibleDate.jpg

    You will be presented with two options,

    "Specific dates" i.e you have already decided on what dates you will be traveling, or 

    "Flexible Dates" in case you want to select dates based on flight rates.

    GoogleFlightsFlexibleDates.jpg

    How to do Flexible dates on Google Flights?

    Click the Flexible Dates tab, the value is pre-populated with "1-week trip in the next 6 months"

    You can modify few things here like select specific months or make your trip duration to 2 weeks or Weekend.

    And watch the magic of Google Flights Flexible Dates!! 

    Do you like the rates you see there? Go ahead and book your flights!!

    Not willing to book at the available rates, no problem. Set Flights Alerts on the dates and let Google do the work for you.

    How to search Google Flights without dates?

    Google flights do not allow a search without dates. You may not be needed to select dates in Flexible dates or Search anywhere but Google  flights restricts users to 6months in both the cases.

    In case you want to go beyond 6 months, go for standard calendar.

    FAQ about Google Flights:

    1. How to select flexible dates on Google flights?

    Click on Map view
    Tap on the date input
    You will see two options, Specific and flexible dates

    2. Google Flights Flexible dates not working

    In case you are stuck at the screen and feel like Google flights flexible dates is not working, try out following:
    • Wait for some time, maybe the the connection is slow and its taking more time to load.
    • Try it out on Chrome browser (in case you are using any other browser)
    • Delete cookies on the browser and re-start the browser

    3. Google flight calendar not showing prices

    If you have selected both Origin, destination and still prices are not visible, this looks like some issue with your browser cookies . Delete cookies on the browser and restart the browser and check again.

    Check out this video to see it all



    Conclusion:

    Google Flights Flexible date search mean savings, do use this feature to get the Cheapest Flights.

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