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If you ever wondered about the origin of airport codes, check out this post
 
What's up with those 3 letter airport codes, like "FAT"?
With this cool site I just heard about, you can discover the (sometimes weird, sometimes banal) reason behind each code.
http://airportcod.es/

Oh, and FAT = "Fresno Airport Terminal," in case you were wondering.  Yeah, I was hoping for something more interesting, too. :)


Making sure you're searching with the right airports
Nowadays, of course, most flight search engines let you do searches by city names, but that has its own challenges.  How do you know you're selecting the airport -- or airports -- with the best flight options?

With Google Flights (http://www.google.com/flights), start by typing in a city name, and then optionally click the little + icon next it (see image).  You'll then instantly learn about nearby airports and how far they are from the city center... and can add one or more to your search.

I'm a Program Manager working on Google Flights and am always curious to hear your thoughts and questions about the service. :-)

Happy traveling!

[ Hat tip:  My colleague Demian:  http://google.com/+DemianCaponi ]
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Google has just released improvements to its flight-search tool, and it’s now a viable alternative to bigger and better-known sites like Orbitz, Kayak, and Hipmunk.
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Wonderful doodle today
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ITA Software by Google. Blog. Insights about travel technology, our products, and the latest news at ITA. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Archive. 2014 (5), 2013 (15), 2012 (22), 2011 (12). Labels. Case studies (3); Corporate news (5); Customers (22); Guest post (4); Industry news (1) ...
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ECPA was written in 1986!
 
U.S. government agencies claim they don't need a warrant to ask for private content—such as Gmail messages, documents, photos and YouTube videos. (Here at Google, we push back.) We urge reform to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to require a warrant for online info, just like for offline. 

If you're in the U.S., sign this petition to the White House today—we need 100,000 signatures to guarantee a response: http://goo.gl/N2C7Uu
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In a landmark decision, a federal judge has found that Google Books is protected by the "fair use" principle of copyright law
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This essay is an excellent read.

To carry the analogy further, if you are a driver, share the road.
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Spotted in Boston.  Light turned out amazingly well.
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Pics I forgot about from the summer
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For the Harry Potter fans..
Die-hard Harry Potter fans, you're in luck: you can now explore Diagon Alley on Street View.
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