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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 Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2012, 09:50:59 PM »
I don't know how unless you have the old version cached.

In the new version you can have only 5 airports to search 2 stops or 10 airports to search 1 stop.
Once you get beyond 10 airports its nonstop only.
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ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2012, 09:52:36 PM »
Excuse me for being stupid. What's caching Something and how do you do it
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2012, 09:52:41 PM »
No more hidden city searches :-(
Dan I hope u don't have to re do  your PP for the seminar.
Still doable, just more time consuming due to 10 city restriction.
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2012, 10:50:59 PM »
Hidden city search:
Enter desired destination (or destinations, comma separated with no spaces) in advanced routing field and enter the following in dest field:
LAX, ORD, ATL, DEN, BOS, SFO, SEA, DFW, LGA, JFK, PHX, BWI, PHL, EWR, MCO, MSP, DTW, SAN, FLL, LAS, IAH, HOU, DCA, TPA, MDW, PDX, STL, OAK, MCI, SMF, IAD, CLT, SLC, RDU, SJC, PIT, MKE, AUS, SNA, IND, BNA, SAT, CMH, MIA, CLE, MSY, BUF, DAL, BDL, ONT, BUR, JAX, PBI, ABQ, PVD, OMA, CVG, RIC, TUS, OKC, ORF, MHT, SDF, MEM, GEG, ELP, LGB, BHM, DAY, RNO, TUL, ALB, ROC, BOI, HPN, SYR, LIT, ISP, GRR, CAK, PWM, DSM, GSO, COS, CHS, ICT, TYS, ACY, MSN, MDT, PNS, BTV, HSV, FNT, PHF, FAT, BLI, GSP

Broken up into 10:
LAX, ORD, ATL, DEN, BOS, SFO, SEA, DFW, LGA, JFK
PHX, BWI, PHL, EWR, MCO, MSP, DTW, SAN, FLL, LAS
IAH, HOU, DCA, TPA, MDW, PDX, STL, OAK, MCI, SMF
IAD, CLT, SLC, RDU, SJC, PIT, MKE, AUS, SNA, IND
BNA, SAT, CMH, MIA, CLE, MSY, BUF, DAL, BDL, ONT
BUR, JAX, PBI, ABQ, PVD, OMA, CVG, RIC, TUS, OKC
ORF, MHT, SDF, MEM, GEG, ELP, LGB, BHM, DAY, RNO
TUL, ALB, ROC, BOI, HPN, SYR, LIT, ISP, GRR, CAK
PWM, DSM, GSO, COS, CHS, ICT, TYS, ACY, MSN, MDT
PNS, BTV, HSV, FNT, PHF, FAT, BLI, GSP
Updated for those with the new matrix, but with 10x the work :P

Can anyone here come up with a script to allow us to search 1 stop even with more than 10 airports in the new version?
I have the element in Chrome for both versions if that helps anyone.
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2012, 11:04:42 PM »
Why only one stop, why not unlimited
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2012, 11:16:25 PM »
Wow, I was at first bewildered when I did my routine ITA searches yesterday and today.  First I thought it was something wrong with my internet connection.  Then I discover this thread's new posts, and I'm so shocked.  I can't understand why they (Google?) would do that.  I mean, isn't technology supposed to advance, not go behind?  I'm confused.

Is there any sort of substitute out there?  Or is ITA really the only thing avail?

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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2012, 02:03:16 PM »
I think we are back in business Im getting unlimited with 2000 mile search..

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2012, 12:35:43 PM »
In case anyone needs to search for a specific booking class (was just helping someone book into an SAA booking class to earn 150% on Aegean by paying an extra $250 instead of earning just 50%)

SA / f bc=Q

Where SA is the 2 digit airline code and Q is the desired booking class and only a nonstop flight is desired.

Or

UA+ / f bc=Y

Where UA is the 2 digit airline code and Y is the desired booking class and you want connecting flight options as well.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2012, 04:36:30 PM »
In case anyone needs to search for a specific booking class (was just helping someone book into an SAA booking class to earn 150% on Aegean by paying an extra $250 instead of earning just 50%)

SA / f bc=Q

Where SA is the 2 digit airline code and Q is the desired booking class and only a nonstop flight is desired.

Or

UA+ / f bc=Y

Where UA is the 2 digit airline code and Y is the desired booking class and you want connecting flight options as well.
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/f bc=x

Search for X fare bucket

/f bc=x|bc=y|bc=z

Search for X, Y, and Z fare bucket
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2012, 04:44:26 PM »
Fair enough, though this limits the search to one airline.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2012, 07:23:00 PM »
Fair enough, though this limits the search to one airline.
True. I noticed after I posted.
I shoulda also added a ;)
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Re: ITA Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2012, 05:18:08 PM »
Updated for those with the new matrix, but with 10x the work :P

Can anyone here come up with a script to allow us to search 1 stop even with more than 10 airports in the new version?
I have the element in Chrome for both versions if that helps anyone.
i see that i am able to check more than 10 cities at once. how can i make sure it stays that way?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2012, 11:58:35 PM »
I wish i could understand the lingo over here.
i'm looking to get from nyc to lon in simple words could someone pls explain how i search
Thanks

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2012, 12:05:36 AM »
I wish i could understand the lingo over here.
i'm looking to get from nyc to lon in simple words could someone pls explain how i search
Thanks
do you want a direct flight to London? on a specific airline? class? what exactly do u want and then i can try to help u with the search

and if u want to do a hidden city then u cant really take luggage with u .

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ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2012, 12:12:18 AM »
do you want a direct flight to London? on a specific airline? class? what exactly do u want and then i can try to help u with the search

and if u want to do a hidden city then u cant really take luggage with u .

You could do luggage as he gets his luggage in entry point in the US, however you can't really do hidden cities as a one way to/from London will be expensive.
Best is to look to London and return reg. and maybe add a leg at the end that you won't take. It's not major savings if that's what you are looking for
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