Google pays the difference if your airfare drops before departure

Is it a dream ?

No you are not dreaming, Google offers a service called “Price Guarantee” for certain airline tickets booked through its flight search engine. According to the terms of this service, if you book an airline ticket and its price drops before your departure, Google will refund you the price difference. It is available to Americans for the moment, for flights departing from the United States paid in dollars.

However, it is important to note that this guarantee does not apply to all airline tickets and is subject to certain conditions. It is therefore recommended that you carefully read the terms and conditions of this service before booking your plane ticket via Google. In addition, it is always advisable to compare the offers of several flight booking sites before making a purchase decision to obtain the best possible price.


First of all, not all airline tickets are eligible for this service. Google will clearly indicate which tickets are eligible for the price guarantee in the flight search results, and you can also check the terms and conditions to see if the ticket you booked is eligible.

Conditions of application

For the price guarantee to apply, there are several conditions that must be met. For example, the price decrease must be significant (usually at least 5%), it cannot be due to a promotional offer or pricing error, and it must occur after you have booked your airline ticket. In addition, you must have opted for a full or partial refund option in the event of cancellation.

Application Process

If you meet all the requirements, you can apply to Google for a refund of the fare difference. To do so, you’ll need to fill out an online form and provide evidence of the price drop, such as a screenshot or a link to the site where you saw the ticket at a lower price. Google will review your request and, if approved, you will receive a refund for the price difference.


Note that this price guarantee only applies to the price difference between the ticket you booked and the new lower price, not the entire ticket price. In addition, there may be limits on the number of refund requests you can make, as well as time limits for submitting a request.


Google’s price guarantee for airline tickets can be an attractive benefit for travelers looking to get the best price possible. However, it’s important to check the terms and limitations before booking your ticket and make sure you meet all the requirements to qualify for this guarantee.

You will find more information on the Google help page.

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