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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 #225 on: August 17, 2014, 11:19:03 PM »
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AA+ / f bc=Y; maxconnect 45
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #226 on: August 24, 2014, 03:36:08 PM »
When i add x:nyc in the advanced routing code will it search flights with a single connection in nyc? can i have it search flights with more than 1 connection for ex, TLV > CDG > NYC > IAD (TLV as departure and IAD in list of destinations)
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #227 on: August 24, 2014, 10:02:44 PM »
When i add x:nyc in the advanced routing code will it search flights with a single connection in nyc? can i have it search flights with more than 1 connection for ex, TLV > CDG > NYC > IAD (TLV as departure and IAD in list of destinations)

To search that exact routing put TLV in "Departing from", IAD in "Destination" and put CDG NYC as routing codes.

But what exactly are you trying to do? Find a hidden city to fly TLV > NYC for cheaper?

Then put TLV in the Departing from, paste the top 100 list from the first post in this thread as the Destination, and put NYC as the routing code.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #228 on: August 25, 2014, 12:49:39 PM »
To search that exact routing put TLV in "Departing from", IAD in "Destination" and put CDG NYC as routing codes.

But what exactly are you trying to do? Find a hidden city to fly TLV > NYC for cheaper?

Then put TLV in the Departing from, paste the top 100 list from the first post in this thread as the Destination, and put NYC as the routing code.
It will only bring up flights with 1 connection point in NYC, would like to search with more than 1
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #229 on: August 25, 2014, 05:55:12 PM »
It will only bring up flights with 1 connection point in NYC, would like to search with more than 1

X X in routing code will search for 2+ connections. If you're trying to get to NYC w/ hidden city, search TLV to (top100 list) and routing code X NYC  (The space between them means 2 stops. The X:NYC you were typing before is specifying 1 stop IN NYC rather than 1 stop AND NYC)

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #230 on: September 29, 2014, 12:53:05 PM »
Do hidden city tickets work to Israel?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #231 on: September 29, 2014, 12:55:16 PM »
Do hidden city tickets work to Israel?
yes, it's called fuel dumps
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #232 on: September 29, 2014, 05:17:02 PM »
yes, it's called fuel dumps
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Hidden city ticketing and fuel dumping are two different things.
Fuel dumping sometimes looks like a hidden city but the logic of why they each work is very different

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #233 on: September 30, 2014, 03:38:26 AM »
Hidden city ticketing and fuel dumping are two different things.
Fuel dumping sometimes looks like a hidden city but the logic of why they each work is very different

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #234 on: September 30, 2014, 09:01:34 AM »
any example dates?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #235 on: September 30, 2014, 01:17:23 PM »
ITA keeps on telling me, "Sorry, the server was unable to process your request.
If this continues to happen, please try again later.",???

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #236 on: September 30, 2014, 01:22:48 PM »
ITA keeps on telling me, "Sorry, the server was unable to process your request.
If this continues to happen, please try again later.",???
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #237 on: September 30, 2014, 02:03:26 PM »
They should add a feature to be able to search flights by aircraft type, any other booking websites to do that?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #238 on: September 30, 2014, 02:08:00 PM »
They should add a feature to be able to search flights by aircraft type, any other booking websites to do that?
Not aircraft type, but Kayak allows you specify widebodies and the like...

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #239 on: September 30, 2014, 03:14:38 PM »
Not aircraft type, but Kayak allows you specify widebodies and the like...

Thanks for the tip, didn't use kayak in a long time ;)