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I admit to not being very good with tech stuff at times, but it totally boggles my brain when I can’t get google flights to be as easy as everyone says it is.
I read the above article and went to google flights to see if this info would come up. I tried both with flights I’m supposedly tracking and also generic multi city European flights. Nothing!
Any hints? I also find I don’t get notifications for those I’m supposedly tracking. I do have a gmail account, but nothing ever shows about flight tracking. What am I missing (besides a few brain cells)?

Posted by
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I don't think you will get notifications unless it's prompting you to purchase the ticket now. At least that was my experience.

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I also find I don’t get notifications for those I’m supposedly tracking.

You have to sign up for notifications when you're searching. Just go to Google flights, pick the option for round trip, multi-city or one way, then input your route and date of travel. GF will show you a list of top airlines, their routes and what they are currently charging. But right above that list is a toggle button that says "Track prices." Once you turn that on, Google will notify you by email if anything changes.

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Thanks Mardee. Evidently nothing is happening! I do have the toggle ‘on’. We have a spring trip and didn’t buy tickets when they were lower than they are now, so hoping for a bit of a reverse in price. Leaving in 19 days for France and didn’t feel like we could double up on ticket purchase. Might be looking for a miracle!