Google Wants to Change How People Buy Airline Tickets, Ryanair CEO Says

In an interview, Michael O'Leary gives out Google's plans

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Google has big plans when it comes to airline ticket sales, or at least that’s what Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, says.

Google has big plans when it comes to airline ticket sales, or at least that’s what Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, says.

In an interview for The Independent, O’Leary has admitted that he’s been working with Google on a plan that will change how consumers buy their airplane tickets.

Furthermore, O’Leary unveiled one of Google’s future services – a price-comparison tool that will be better than anything else on the market. “Google will say, ‘Here are the fares,’ then you click straight through to Ryanair or someone else. It blows everyone else out of the water,” he said about the tool that is apparently scheduled to go live by the end of March.

The airline giant says that Google won’t be charging them for this project, since they’re going to be collecting data from all airlines to make sure users get the best results.

“They don’t want to have a limited or biased search. They want to be able to say they’ve screened all of these airlines on all of the routes. They need to find who has got the lowest airfare on these routes… and that’s us,” O’Leary boasted.

Google already offers a booking system, but it may be looking into bringing a more comprehensive tool that would help users find the best traveling option.

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