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Airport codes for hidden city ticketing now has a dedicated thread see here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45539

For mileage runs, here’s a backdoor URL: http://matrix.itasoftware.com/?showPricePerMile=true

Just do a regular search and it will be there. You can have it sort by CPM, great tool for mileage running.


Click on "Advanced routing codes" and enter the following routing codes:

Description    Format
Restricting to specific airlines   
Direct flight marketed by American Airlines   
Code: [Select]
[AA] or [C:AA]Any number of flights marketed by American Airlines   
Code: [Select]
[AA+] or [C:AA+]Direct flight marked by American Airlines, United, or Delta   
Code: [Select]
[AA,CO,DL] or
Code: [Select]
[C:AA,C:UA,C:DL]Direct flight operated by American Airlines (as opposed to a code-share or subsidiary carrier)   
Code: [Select]
[O:AA]Direct flight operated by American Airlines, United, or Delta (as opposed to a code-share)   
Code: [Select]
[O:AA,O:UA,O:DL]Up to 3 flights, including at least one marketed by US Airways   
Code: [Select]
[F? US F?]Any number of flights, including at least one marketed by American Airlines   
Code: [Select]
[F+ AA F+]Exclude United and only show direct flights   
Code: [Select]
[~UA]Exclude United and show options with zero or more connections.   
Code: [Select]
[~UA+]Search for results with exactly two flights, and excluding United from the 2nd flight   
Code: [Select]
[F ~UA]Search for results with a direct flight excluding flights marketed   
Code: [Select]
[~AA,CO,DL]Search for results with a direct flight excluding flights marketed by American Airlines, United, or Delta   
Code: [Select]
[~AA,UA,DL]A flight on US Airways followed by a flight on United   
Code: [Select]
[US UA]Restricting by alliance   
oneworld   
Code: [Select]
[/ alliance oneworld]SkyTeam   
Code: [Select]
[/ alliance skyteam]Star Alliance   
Code: [Select]
[/ alliance star-alliance]Restricting the number of stops   
Non-stop flight   
Code: [Select]
[N]Non-stop flight on United Airlines   
Code: [Select]
[N:UA]Direct flight (may have a stop, but same flight number continues to destination)   
Code: [Select]
[F]Specifying connections   
Any number of connections, each with a minimum connection time of 45 min   
Code: [Select]
[/ minconnect 45]Any number of connections, each with a minimum connection time of 1 hour, maximum connection time of 2 hours   
Code: [Select]
[/ minconnect 60; maxconnect 120]Require at least 20 minutes more than airline recommended minimum connection time   
Code: [Select]
[/ padconnect 20]One or more connection points   
Code: [Select]
[X+]One connection point with at least 45 min   
Code: [Select]
[X / minconnect 45]Exactly 2 connections   
Code: [Select]
[X X]Two connections or less   
Code: [Select]
[X? X?]Two connections or more   
Code: [Select]
[X X+]Connect in Dallas-Fort-Worth with no other connection points   
Code: [Select]
[DFW] or
Code: [Select]
[X:DFW]Connect in Dallas-Fort-Worth with any additional connections before or after   
Code: [Select]
[F? DFW F?]Connect in either Dallas-Fort-Worth or Denver with no other connection points   
Code: [Select]
[DFW,DEN]Connect only in Dallas-Fort-Worth or Denver   
Code: [Select]
[N DFW,DEN N]Connect in Dallas-Fort-Worth followed by Denver followed by 0 or more stops   
Code: [Select]
[DFW DEN X?]Find itineraries with exactly one connection and exclude connections in Dallas-Fort-Worth   
Code: [Select]
[~DFW]Exclude connections in the United States (Note: this does not exclude stops on direct flights.)   
Code: [Select]
[~l:nUS+]Specifying itinerary duration   
Maximum itinerary duration of 4 hours (specify in minutes)   
Code: [Select]
[/ maxdur 240]Specifying flight attributes   
Exclude overnight stops   
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[/ -overnight]
Exclude both red-eye flights and overnight stops   
Code: [Select]
[/ -overnight;-redeye]Exclude propeller planes   
Code: [Select]
[/ -prop]Specifying specific flight numbers   
A particular flight -
Code: [Select]
UA882    UA882Any flights except UA882   
Code: [Select]
~UA882+A particular flight - UA882 - followed by any number of flights   
Code: [Select]
UA882 F+One or more flights on UA with flight numbers in the range 1000-2000   
Code: [Select]
UA1000-2000+
Nonstop flight on a United 737:
Code: [Select]
UA / aircraft t:737
Nonstop flight on a United 737-700 only:
Code: [Select]
UA / aircraft t:73G
Nonstop flight on a United 737-800 only:
Code: [Select]
UA / aircraft t:738
Specify fare class and maxconnect:
[/quote]
Code: [Select]
AA+ / f bc=Y; maxconnect 45
« Last edited by Dan on October 05, 2014, 03:41:35 PM »

Author Topic: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes  (Read 42217 times)

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ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« on: June 12, 2012, 09:14:13 PM »
http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

Good stuff...omit the brackets

Click on "Advanced routing codes" and enter the following routing codes:

Description    Format
Restricting to specific airlines    
Direct flight marketed by American Airlines    [AA] or [C:AA]
Any number of flights marketed by American Airlines    [AA+] or [C:AA+]
Direct flight marked by American Airlines, United, or Delta    [AA,CO,DL] or [C:AA,C:UA,C:DL]
Direct flight operated by American Airlines (as opposed to a code-share or subsidiary carrier)    [O:AA]
Direct flight operated by American Airlines, United, or Delta (as opposed to a code-share)    [O:AA,O:UA,O:DL]
Up to 3 flights, including at least one marketed by US Airways    [F? US F?]
Any number of flights, including at least one marketed by American Airlines    [F+ AA F+]
Exclude United and only show direct flights    [~UA]
Exclude United and show options with zero or more connections.    [~UA+]
Search for results with exactly two flights, and excluding United from the 2nd flight    [F ~UA]
Search for results with a direct flight excluding flights marketed    [~AA,CO,DL]
Search for results with a direct flight excluding flights marketed by American Airlines, United, or Delta    [~AA,UA,DL]
A flight on US Airways followed by a flight on United    [US UA]
Restricting by alliance    
oneworld    [/ alliance oneworld]
SkyTeam    [/ alliance skyteam]
Star Alliance    [/ alliance star-alliance]
Restricting the number of stops    
Non-stop flight    [N]
Non-stop flight on United Airlines    [N:UA]
Direct flight (may have a stop, but same flight number continues to destination)    [F]
Specifying connections    
Any number of connections, each with a minimum connection time of 45 min    [/ minconnect 45]
Any number of connections, each with a minimum connection time of 1 hour, maximum connection time of 2 hours    [/ minconnect 60; maxconnect 120]
Require at least 20 minutes more than airline recommended minimum connection time    [/ padconnect 20]
One or more connection points    [X+]
One connection point with at least 45 min    [X / minconnect 45]
Exactly 2 connections    [X X]
Two connections or less    [X? X?]
Two connections or more    [X X+]
Connect in Dallas-Fort-Worth with no other connection points    [DFW] or [X:DFW]
Connect in Dallas-Fort-Worth with any additional connections before or after    [F? DFW F?]
Connect in either Dallas-Fort-Worth or Denver with no other connection points    [DFW,DEN]
Connect only in Dallas-Fort-Worth or Denver    [N DFW,DEN N]
Connect in Dallas-Fort-Worth followed by Denver followed by 0 or more stops    [DFW DEN X?]
Find itineraries with exactly one connection and exclude connections in Dallas-Fort-Worth    [~DFW]
Exclude connections in the United States (Note: this does not exclude stops on direct flights.)    [~l:nUS+]
Specifying itinerary duration    
Maximum itinerary duration of 4 hours (specify in minutes)    [/ maxdur 240]
Specifying flight attributes    
Exclude overnight stops    [/ -overnight]
Exclude both red-eye flights and overnight stops    [/ -overnight;-redeye]
Exclude propeller planes    [/ -prop]
Specifying specific flight numbers    
A particular flight - UA882    UA882
Any flights except UA882    ~UA882+
A particular flight - UA882 - followed by any number of flights    UA882 F+
One or more flights on UA with flight numbers in the range 1000-2000    UA1000-2000+
« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 10:02:16 AM by Dan »
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 10:07:15 PM »
From someone who spends half a day on ita , half of these are now built in as check boxes ect.. and many others don't actually work, maybe used to work with matrix1

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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 10:34:42 PM »
Which don't work?
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 07:22:38 PM »
/f bc=x

Search for X fare bucket

/f bc=x|bc=y|bc=z

Search for X, Y, and Z fare bucket

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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 12:51:29 AM »
Sort by CPM (MR search): http://matrix.itasoftware.com/?showPricePerMile=true
And of course search by alliance using the code in the OP.
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 12:52:40 AM »
Hidden city search:
Enter desired destination (or destinations, comma separated with no spaces) in advanced routing field and enter the following in dest field:
LAX, ORD, ATL, DEN, BOS, SFO, SEA, DFW, LGA, JFK, PHX, BWI, PHL, EWR, MCO, MSP, DTW, SAN, FLL, LAS, IAH, HOU, DCA, TPA, MDW, PDX, STL, OAK, MCI, SMF, IAD, CLT, SLC, RDU, SJC, PIT, MKE, AUS, SNA, IND, BNA, SAT, CMH, MIA, CLE, MSY, BUF, DAL, BDL, ONT, BUR, JAX, PBI, ABQ, PVD, OMA, CVG, RIC, TUS, OKC, ORF, MHT, SDF, MEM, GEG, ELP, LGB, BHM, DAY, RNO, TUL, ALB, ROC, BOI, HPN, SYR, LIT, ISP, GRR, CAK, PWM, DSM, GSO, COS, CHS, ICT, TYS, ACY, MSN, MDT, PNS, BTV, HSV, FNT, PHF, FAT, BLI, GSP

Broken up into 10:
LAX, ORD, ATL, DEN, BOS, SFO, SEA, DFW, LGA, JFK
PHX, BWI, PHL, EWR, MCO, MSP, DTW, SAN, FLL, LAS
IAH, HOU, DCA, TPA, MDW, PDX, STL, OAK, MCI, SMF
IAD, CLT, SLC, RDU, SJC, PIT, MKE, AUS, SNA, IND
BNA, SAT, CMH, MIA, CLE, MSY, BUF, DAL, BDL, ONT
BUR, JAX, PBI, ABQ, PVD, OMA, CVG, RIC, TUS, OKC
ORF, MHT, SDF, MEM, GEG, ELP, LGB, BHM, DAY, RNO
TUL, ALB, ROC, BOI, HPN, SYR, LIT, ISP, GRR, CAK
PWM, DSM, GSO, COS, CHS, ICT, TYS, ACY, MSN, MDT
PNS, BTV, HSV, FNT, PHF, FAT, BLI, GSP
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 01:15:57 AM »
The cheapest rates are for the smaller cities airports not lax like for example cak and IIRC you can only search for 20 @ a time

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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 01:17:02 AM »
IIRC you can only search for 20 @ a time
-1, and the code I provided searches CAK (along with the top 100 airports in the US)
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 01:23:32 AM »
This is what I use to search from dtw to NYC


tol;pit;cak;buf;bos;bwi;mdw; mci;dfw;myr;clt;atl;mco;pbi; bna;mem;sdf;cmh;stl;ind;rsw; ord;fll;syr;sop;rut;acy;roc;lax;btu;eri;cak   

Its a mix of random ones and good ones I find coming from NYC roc usually gets me good rates I haven't done a ton of research but it always seemed to me I was getting better rates not at the bigger airports

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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 01:32:14 AM »
Btw I'm sure a lot of people would really like it if you did an article about this on the main site I know you did a while ago but it wasn't very comprehensive unless you feel it isn't a good idea for other reasons but creating traffic wise I think its a good idea

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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2012, 08:29:47 AM »
Btw I'm sure a lot of people would really like it if you did an article about this on the main site I know you did a while ago but it wasn't very comprehensive unless you feel it isn't a good idea for other reasons but creating traffic wise I think its a good idea
Or if you could just explain what ITA Advanced Routing Codes are?
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2012, 09:00:37 AM »
Or if you could just explain what ITA Advanced Routing Codes are?
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 10:31:55 AM »
Btw I'm sure a lot of people would really like it if you did an article about this on the main site I know you did a while ago but it wasn't very comprehensive unless you feel it isn't a good idea for other reasons but creating traffic wise I think its a good idea
It's more of a topic that I'd rather cover in a seminar.
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 01:17:43 PM »
It's more of a topic that I'd rather cover in a seminar.
you cant just tell me what they're used for, I have no clue what  ITA Advanced Routing Codes are.
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2012, 02:21:48 PM »
@JEWDA:
Did it cross your mind, maybe I should go on ita and look?