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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   
Quote
[/ -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:
Code: [Select]
AA+ / f bc=Y; maxconnect 45
Exclude basic economy on AA:
Code: [Select]
AA+ / f ~bc=b
Exclude basic economy on DL:
Code: [Select]
DL+ / f ~bc=e
Exclude basic economy on UA:
Code: [Select]
UA+ / f ~bc=n
Exclude international light fares on UA:
Code: [Select]
UA+ / f ~..-lgt
« Last edited by Dan on September 12, 2019, 02:04:05 PM »

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #140 on: December 31, 2013, 06:41:34 AM »
Hey does any body know when using it software if there is a way to specify that from whatever airport you fly from that you should return to the same one even to fly from a different airport on the way back?
I think there's a box that saids allow airport changes that you click for that.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #141 on: January 01, 2014, 12:45:10 AM »
Anybody know what code to type in to get from NYC,pHl,ttn,acy to cle with a stop in fll,mia,pbi? Thanks

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #142 on: January 01, 2014, 12:47:48 AM »
Hey does any body know when using it software if there is a way to specify that from whatever airport you fly from that you should return to the same one even to fly from a different airport on the way back?
Do 2 one ways?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #143 on: January 01, 2014, 12:49:36 AM »
Well I will if I have to but would rather see if I can only pay for one ticket since I only have to be in Florida for a couple of hours. Just trying to see if such a route exists.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #144 on: January 01, 2014, 12:52:58 AM »
Anybody know what code to type in to get from NYC,pHl,ttn,acy to cle with a stop in fll,mia,pbi? Thanks
under the 'from' 'to'
click 'advanced routing '
put the stop in the new middle box.
put starting and ending in place.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #145 on: January 01, 2014, 12:55:56 AM »
I'm an idiot thanks!

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #146 on: January 01, 2014, 09:46:01 PM »
is there any program similar to this for award availability?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #147 on: January 08, 2014, 01:19:47 PM »
is there any program similar to this for award availability?
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #148 on: January 09, 2014, 02:46:34 PM »
Is there a way to do Hidden city for NYC to MIA but limit it to UA. Trying to use UA gift certs.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #149 on: January 09, 2014, 03:12:11 PM »
Is there a way to do Hidden city for NYC to MIA but limit it to UA. Trying to use UA gift certs.
yes go to advanced routing codes and put in ua+
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #150 on: January 13, 2014, 01:04:33 PM »
Thx. However that field is needed as per this post from Dan for the hidden city. Question is how to get hidden city and limit it to UA??

Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 12:52:40 AM »
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Hidden city search:
Enter desired destination (or destinations, comma separated with no spaces) in advanced routing field and enter the following in dest field:

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #151 on: January 18, 2014, 10:25:17 PM »
Is there a way to check for Delta flights BusinessElite tickets (classes J, C, D, I, Z, only)?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #152 on: January 29, 2014, 11:13:43 PM »
Is there a way to check for Delta flights BusinessElite tickets (classes J, C, D, I, Z, only)?
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #153 on: January 29, 2014, 11:28:47 PM »
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #154 on: January 30, 2014, 05:01:10 PM »
Im looking in to RT NYC-TLV

So im trying to search return cheap day so I did a one way search

But when routing to all hidden cities through NY it only gives me direct flights to NY and then on to hidden cities  without stops in europe


How do I get it to show me flights like TLV-LHR-JFK-YYC
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #155 on: January 30, 2014, 05:06:58 PM »
Im looking in to RT NYC-TLV

So im trying to search return cheap day so I did a one way search

But when routing to all hidden cities through NY it only gives my direct flights to NY and then on without stops in europe


How do I get it to show me flights like TLV-LHR-JFK-YYC
I believe you need to add destinations within x miles of where you are going and then put "x:nyc" as a routing code.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #156 on: January 31, 2014, 11:27:03 AM »
I believe you need to add destinations within x miles of where you are going and then put "x:nyc" as a routing code.

Sorry I dont understand

I searched one way TLV-List of 150 cities

Now what needs to be in routing code to get it check flights other than direct to NYC-150 cities

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #157 on: January 31, 2014, 03:22:01 PM »
Sorry I dont understand

I searched one way TLV-List of 150 cities

Now what needs to be in routing code to get it check flights other than direct to NYC-150 cities

Just put NYC in the middle box.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #158 on: February 03, 2014, 08:38:41 AM »
I'm looking for a RT ticket from Cincinnati to NYC from 2/14-2/16. I found on ITA multi-destenation for $139 inbound and $240 retrning but when I went on United.com and expedia the tickets were much higher. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #159 on: February 03, 2014, 11:56:40 AM »
I'm looking for a RT ticket from Cincinnati to NYC from 2/14-2/16. I found on ITA multi-destenation for $139 inbound and $240 retrning but when I went on United.com and expedia the tickets were much higher. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
ITA software is sometimes often out of date.  The way they sweep for prices has them posting out of date fares.
I like to start there anyway to see who flies and who's likely the cheapest.  Kayak and Orbits and such sometimes have a similar pricing lag.  When you click to book, the price is different than the one they listed.