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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 #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)?
Anyone?? i got the plat offer as well :D

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #153 on: January 29, 2014, 11:28:47 PM »
Anyone?? i got the plat offer as well :D
DL / f bc=Z

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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. 

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #160 on: February 16, 2014, 01:12:21 PM »
Im trying to use ITA for hidden city searches, have done it in the past without a problem using the code list in the wiki, today I am getting error messages. Anyone else having problems?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #161 on: February 16, 2014, 01:22:41 PM »
Im trying to use ITA for hidden city searches, have done it in the past without a problem using the code list in the wiki, today I am getting error messages. Anyone else having problems?
happened to me alot,
Just redo it a few times.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #162 on: February 16, 2014, 01:48:10 PM »
Tried 100+ more times. Still getting the following message:
Sorry, there was a problem handling your request. Please send us an email and describe what happened.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #163 on: February 17, 2014, 04:45:21 AM »
Tried 100+ more times. Still getting the following message:
Sorry, there was a problem handling your request. Please send us an email and describe what happened.

What, exactly, are you typing into each box? Maybe post a screenshot.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #164 on: February 20, 2014, 10:23:21 PM »
I've just tried to check for tickets for the first time using ITA. I am trying to book tickets from the NY NJ area to florida. What would be the best airports to put in as stopover options?