In anticipation of summer travel, Google Flights is testing a price guarantee program. The idea is quite simple; If you buy a plane ticket with a price guarantee badge, Google thinks you’re getting the lowest possible price. And if Google is wrong, it returns the difference.
The Guaranteed Price Program is only available in the United States. That being said, both domestic and international flights can receive a price guarantee badge (which looks like a shield icon). And this program is not limited to one-way flights, round trips are also included.
Of course, this price guarantee only applies to tickets purchased through Google Flights (by selecting “Book with Google”). Rebates are processed through Google Pay and customers are limited to $500 in price guarantee rebates each year.
I should note that Google Flights already offers some money-saving features, including a scale that tells you if a ticket’s price is unusually low or high. Additionally, Google Search is rolling out two travel updates; you can now see photo slideshows for certain hotel rooms within Search, and prices for tourist destinations (or travel agencies) will appear in a handy “Tickets” tab at the top of your Search session.
To reiterate, the Google Flights Price Guarantee program is only available in the United States. This feature is still in the testing phase and may see a broader rollout in the coming months or years.