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Searching a one-way from LGA-CLE on 07/06 comes up $500 for a nonstop.
To find a hidden-city ticket:
Search for a one-way from LGA::CLE and then going to CLE and cities within 300 miles and it will come up with the same non-stop flight (along with a throw-away leg to PIT) for $140.
Just don't do it too often and don't check luggage!

There's lots of other useful codes if people want similar demonstrations.
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ITA Code Lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.
« on: June 30, 2010, 12:47:06 AM »
Code lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.

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Using

Searching a one-way from LGA-CLE on 07/06 comes up $500 for a nonstop.
To find a hidden-city ticket:
Search for a one-way from LGA::CLE and then going to CLE and cities within 300 miles and it will come up with the same non-stop flight (along with a throw-away leg to PIT) for $140.
Just don't do it too often and don't check luggage!

There's lots of other useful codes if people want similar demonstrations.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2011, 09:28:29 AM by Dan »
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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 02:28:12 AM »
There is a massive thread on FT with these kind of things but you have you have to read 100's of posts to try and understand the codes they use.

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 08:34:19 AM »
Wow very cool! Is there a way to do it for round trips?

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010, 10:36:41 AM »
Wow very cool! Is there a way to do it for round trips?

 sure its called Rinse and Repeat

 so per Dans post lets say the hidden city was FNT(Flint ,Mi) so for the way there t would be LGA-CLE-FNT with you walking away at CLE , you cant do a r/t since you never will be at FNT so for the return do CLE::LGA and find hopefully something from LGA to say BOS and walk away at LGA

 most people do an honest tkt to their final destination and only a hidden city for the way back, otherwise you are pushing it by doing 2 hidden citys which if caught and Yes people do get caught at times , its alot harder to justify why your trip had 2 hiddens to hit, alot easier when theres just 1. you would also have to book each as 1 ways which usually but not always will cost more then a r/t.

thats why the hidden city is usally the last segment of the whole trip which was purchased as a r/t, but 2 1 ways at times will price out the same as a r/t so then a person can do 2 1 ways

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010, 10:41:53 AM »
you would also have to book each as 1 ways which usually but not always will cost more then a r/t.
It rarely cost more to book 2 oneways on dowestic

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010, 10:53:37 AM »
It rarely cost more to book 2 oneways on dowestic
It depends on the market.  In CLE a RT on CO is always cheaper than a OW except on routes that directly compete with Southwest like ORD or BWI.
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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2010, 10:54:20 AM »
There is a massive thread on FT with these kind of things but you have you have to read 100's of posts to try and understand the codes they use.

Yup, I figured I'd just take 1 at a time and give a practical use for it.
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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2010, 11:07:35 AM »
Yup, I figured I'd just take 1 at a time and give a practical use for it.
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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2010, 11:52:30 AM »
Dan,

You surely wouldn't advise using your FF number on this type of flight, no?  Would you think you could get away with it once and have the miles post (say, with a reasonable excuse), or would it be worth risking having your account frozen?

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010, 05:34:54 PM »
Dan,

You surely wouldn't advise using your FF number on this type of flight, no?  Would you think you could get away with it once and have the miles post (say, with a reasonable excuse), or would it be worth risking having your account frozen?


i really dont think they will freeze your account for that
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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2010, 06:00:22 PM »
Code lesson #1: Hidden-City Ticketing.

http://matrix.itasoftware.com

Searching a one-way from LGA-CLE on 07/06 comes up $500 for a nonstop.
To find a hidden-city ticket:
Search for a one-way from LGA::CLE and then going to CLE and cities within 300 miles and it will come up with the same non-stop flight (along with a throw-away leg to PIT) for $140.
Just don't do it too often and don't check luggage!

There's lots of other useful codes if people want similar demonstrations.
that's great.  more demonstrations please


is there any way to pick that the stopover should be in cle or do you just have to skim through the results until you find one with a stopover in cle?

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2010, 06:10:51 PM »
that's great.  more demonstrations please


is there any way to pick that the stopover should be in cle or do you just have to skim through the results until you find one with a stopover in cle?
You don't seem to pay attention

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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2010, 06:19:32 PM »
that's great.  more demonstrations please


is there any way to pick that the stopover should be in cle or do you just have to skim through the results until you find one with a stopover in cle?
Did you try it? Every stopover shown is in CLE with that code!
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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2010, 06:31:49 PM »
Please tell us more this is so cool!!!

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Re: Using ITA Codes.
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2010, 06:43:33 PM »
lol, i did it without putting in the code.   just switched from non stop to 1 stop and then looked through for the cle stopover...   code is certainly much easier

when does it pay to look for hidden city ticks in general?  short hop domestic, trans-atl. etc?