The latest enhancements introduced to Microsoft’s decision engine make it capable of predicting the best flight price deals for customers right on the spot, even before they will hit the Enter key to complete their query.
The estimate is valid for the next 90 days and is made possible by the new Autosuggest Flight Prices which has been added to Bing Travel
via a new feature update for the search / decision engine.
The evolution of the travel vertical of Bing now permits users to easily get hints about the cheapest airfares using nothing more but quite general search terms.
“Bing travel crunches over a billion airfares on a daily basis to bring you Price Predictors, and we use that data to uncover cheap airline tickets every day,” revealed David Lindheimer
, from the Bing Travel team.
“To help you find great deals even faster, we are introducing “Autosuggest Flight Prices” which display flight prices and the Price Predictor for key markets directly in the search box.”
One important drawback of Autosuggest Flight Prices is related to coverage. The feature is limited to the United States, and doesn’t even cover the entire US, but only major markets.
International users can forget about using Autosuggest Flight Prices entirely, with the exception of a situation where they’re flying from one major US city to another, but certainly not for their country.
“With Autosuggest Flight Prices natural language capabilities, you can simply type “Fly to Chicago” or “Chicago Flights” and Bing will immediately recognize where you are (…) and instantaneously display the Price Predictor based on your location.
“Don’t worry about entering the formal city name or airport name. Bing Travel recognizes colloquial names like Chi Town. This is yet another example of how Bing helps you stop searching and start deciding,” Lindheimer added.