If you lived through the 1970s, 1980s or 1990s, you remember everyday things that kids today think are ancient relics. You may have heard, for instance, that old telephone booths that used to be on every street corner are on display in Times Square.
It's funny to think back to just a few years ago. Why in the world would you need to stand in a big plastic box to make a phone call?
The same goes for travel agents. Oh sure, you may still use agents for complicated trips with lots of family members flying or cruising to and from multiple destinations. But, generally speaking, it's a lot easier, faster and ultimately less expensive to book your own vacations.
One easy way to do that is Google Flights. If there's an easier or faster way to get loads of updated information on airline flights, we'd like to hear about it. (Let us know in the comments if you have a site you like.)
Google Flights, simply stated, is amazing. You can talk into your smartphone using whichever voice-activated search tool you like or type in a search. "Flights today from Phoenix to Reno."
Bonus: Keep reading for two simple ways to get price alerts on Google Flights.