Google’s virtual assistant Google Now is easily one of the greatest things to happen to mobile devices in recent years. By presenting users with key information before they even know to ask for it, Google Now makes smartphones smarter than they have ever been before. But perhaps the most impressive thing about Google Now is that it continually becomes more impressive, with great new features being added constantly.

Now, one of the best new features we have seen in months has been added to Google’s mobile assistant for Android.

Travelling by plane is and has been one of the most stressful ways to travel, but Google is doing what it can to make the experience ever so slightly less painful.

One of the worst things that can happen while waiting for your flight is to find out it has been delayed or cancelled, but travellers in a rush will adore the new Google Now feature that automatically presents users with alternate flights when theirs gets delayed.

The new feature works for buses and trains as well, so any popular means of travel just got slightly less annoying.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.