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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
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #180 on: February 26, 2014, 08:56:01 PM »
Don't know about TYP etc... What do you get out of them?
For flights, 0.0075 pp...sucks actually.  But, if Budget, Alamo, or Avis cerificates, it's 0.01 pp as long as $100 increments (and I will be needing a rental).  Not a good exchange really.  What do you recommend for flight and car rental? Might just use Barclays BM on the flight.  Is it possible to use my 56k AA miles on US or better to just pay? 

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #181 on: February 28, 2014, 05:27:05 PM »
Anoyone have a list with South American airports?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #182 on: March 01, 2014, 10:25:30 PM »
Anoyone have a list with South American airports?
pick a central airport. click 'nearby'  > within 2000 miles >select all > OK
You've now got the list filling the box.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #183 on: March 02, 2014, 12:06:26 PM »
Only on the return. For example, for CLE-NYC, you can use multi-city to search for CLE-NYC, followed by NYC-PIT with a "stop" in CLE.

To get the saving in both directions, you must book two separate tickets - for example, CLE-NYC-BOS, and a separate ticket for NYC-CLE-PIT.
can this be done for international flights as well ?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #184 on: March 02, 2014, 12:47:41 PM »
can this be done for international flights as well ?

Yes.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #185 on: March 23, 2014, 05:13:14 PM »
I found flights on ITA from CLE-TLV via EWR and back for $952 leaving 3/30/14 and coming back 4/13/14, I can't seem to find any travel website where I can actually book those prices displayed on ITA. What is the best website to book for my specific itinerary?
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #186 on: March 23, 2014, 05:18:51 PM »
I found flights on ITA from CLE-TLV via EWR and back for $952 leaving 3/30/14 and coming back 4/13/14, I can't seem to find any travel website where I can actually book those prices displayed on ITA. What is the best website to book for my specific itinerary?
ITA often has outdated prices.  It's a function of the program they use.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #187 on: March 23, 2014, 05:24:03 PM »
I found flights on ITA from CLE-TLV via EWR and back for $952 leaving 3/30/14 and coming back 4/13/14, I can't seem to find any travel website where I can actually book those prices displayed on ITA. What is the best website to book for my specific itinerary?
Did you try Orbitz yet?
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #188 on: May 05, 2014, 02:17:58 PM »
Any way to exclude codeshares?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #189 on: June 09, 2014, 11:51:05 AM »
Wiki Updated
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #190 on: June 09, 2014, 12:02:56 PM »
Wiki Updated
amazing!!  Now united states just needs a more full list

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #191 on: June 09, 2014, 12:03:34 PM »
amazing!!  Now united states just needs a more full list
Use the NA list
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #192 on: June 09, 2014, 12:05:38 PM »
Use the NA list
good point, totally passed right over that

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #193 on: June 09, 2014, 12:06:27 PM »
amazing!!  Now united states just needs a more full list
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #194 on: June 24, 2014, 02:20:48 PM »
Added to wiki:
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #195 on: June 24, 2014, 11:43:49 PM »
Why when I put in these routing codes LAX, ORD, ATL, DEN, BOS, ECT. from NYC-TLV it says no flights available? am I doing something wrong?
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #196 on: June 26, 2014, 03:11:12 PM »
I want to book a flight from June 29 to July 7 or 8 from MIA to HKG. What is the best and cheapest way possible?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #197 on: June 27, 2014, 12:24:26 AM »
Im trying to book east coast to TLV using hidden city, but i may have misunderstood in the seminar, can anyone tell me which region to use from the lists above as the hidden city final leg? Middle East, asia, and north america all not working. TIA
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #198 on: June 27, 2014, 05:39:00 AM »
TLV isn't a connection point so I doubt you'll find any hidden city fares.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #199 on: June 27, 2014, 06:31:54 AM »
Thank you.
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