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Is Hillingdon just an underground station? If so, where is Google getting its information?

I searched for railway stations near Uxbridge, and Google Maps gave me this: With regular trains to Slough on GWR: However, neither nationalrail.co.uk or Train Line recognise this as a valid journey....
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Why does Google Flights show train stations?

When I enter a city name, Google Flights often suggests train stations. For example, I mostly see central stations (hauptbahnhofs) for German cities. None of the combinations I have tried so far ...
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Does Google Maps have ferry schedules and make use of them?

My general question is as listed in the title - does Google Maps have ferry schedules and make use of them in selecting a recommended route? As a specific example, suppose I'm in Wałbrzych in Poland, ...
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Price difference on Matrix ITA and Google Flights

While checking for a flight at Matrix, I got the following price, http://matrix.itasoftware.com/#view-details:research=LHELON-LONLHE;solution=03gZAa16LIJDMteAykMJSHV/fMeQKy66yx6TmRFQ9x40TT001 For ...
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Why is Google Search giving me different values for “Time zone [city]” versus “Time in [city]”?

If I do a Google Search for "Time zone Ulaanbaatar", I get, inter alia, Ulaanbaatar Time Zone UTC+08:00 However, if I do "Time in Ulaanbaatar", I get 10:42 am Sunday, 21 August 2016 (GMT+9) ...
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Google Flights is in English but booking site it sends me to is in Thai

I'm trying to use Google Flights as is often recommended to me. I've got the language set to English and the currency set to AUD. I've found a cheap flight from Bangkok to Europe and click on it. It ...
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“Book with a travel agent” option on Google Flights

Here is a screenshot from Google Flights: I've encountered similar scenarios multiple times. Google is claiming that one can book these flights for 186 USD with a travel agent. I've checked a few ...
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Can I book flights directly from Google Flights?

I am planning a return trip from Delhi to Minneapolis and I could customize my travel on Google flights. But the options I am getting to book the tickets is through phone or travel agent. Can I not ...
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Track flight prices based on route, not specific dates, on Google Flights

Using the new Google Flights, is it possible to track prices for certain routes (e.g. New York to Madrid), but without specific dates in mind? For example, my schedule is flexible enough that I can ...
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Using the directions setup on a “My Map” using Google Maps

I have followed the directions on Google Maps to create a map with a set of directions on as a layer. The advice I followed was Here An example of what this looks like in the creation tool is: and I ...
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Regarding ratings of hotel

Different websites give different ratings for the same hotel. Why is it like that? Which one is the correct one? For example: Senani Hotel in Kandy: Google shows it to be a 2 star hotel But ...
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Google Flights - What programming language is used in the Google Flights /ITA Software - QPX etc [closed]

I am trying to find out which Prog. language or Technology goes into the working of Google Flights or the ITA matrix solutions like QPX.
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What is the use of “start”option in google maps?

While moving on bus, I already marked my destination and clicked "directions" But below there is option called "start". What does it do? https://i.imgur.com/yGN1yFi.png