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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 #435 on: September 12, 2019, 02:03:10 PM »
Exclude international light fares:

Code: [Select]
UA+ / f ~..-lgt
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #436 on: September 12, 2019, 02:05:08 PM »
Exclude international light fares:

Code: [Select]
UA+ / f ~..-lgt
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #437 on: October 31, 2019, 03:29:55 PM »

Anyway to ask for business to europe and eco for intra- europe flight ?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #438 on: October 31, 2019, 03:37:03 PM »
Anyway to ask for business to europe and eco for intra- europe flight ?
As a connection (one way) or a separate multi city?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #439 on: October 31, 2019, 03:44:29 PM »
Anyway to ask for business to europe and eco for intra- europe flight ?
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #440 on: September 25, 2020, 01:15:30 PM »
How do I find Southwest flights using ITA software?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #441 on: September 25, 2020, 01:16:52 PM »
How do I find Southwest flights using ITA software?
Can't.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #442 on: September 25, 2020, 01:51:34 PM »
Can't.
So what is easiest way to find the cheapest SW flight to any random destination (without specifying the arrival location)?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #443 on: September 25, 2020, 01:54:51 PM »
So what is easiest way to find the cheapest SW flight to any random destination (without specifying the arrival location)?
Can't.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #444 on: September 25, 2020, 02:43:09 PM »
Can't.
They make it hard for us to figure out how to take advantage of their promotion.
Thank you for your quick responses! Gmar chasima toiva.


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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #445 on: September 25, 2020, 02:44:16 PM »
They make it hard for us to figure out how to take advantage of their promotion.
Thank you for your quick responses! Gmar chasima toiva.
Check the route list and low fare calendar.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #446 on: September 25, 2020, 02:49:58 PM »
Check the route list and low fare calendar.
Yes, but we still need to do it for each possible departure city and check the calendar for each possible destination for that city (unless I am doing it wrong). 

That is 8+5+10=23 searches for just the tristate area!
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #447 on: September 25, 2020, 02:58:35 PM »
Yes, but we still need to do it for each possible departure city and check the calendar for each possible destination for that city (unless I am doing it wrong). 

That is 8+5+10=23 searches for just the tristate area!
They make it pretty simple, try their destination map along with low fare calendar... as D mentioned above.

They don't fly out of every airport.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #448 on: September 25, 2020, 03:09:07 PM »
They make it pretty simple, try their destination map along with low fare calendar... as D mentioned above.

They don't fly out of every airport.
That is what I am doing, but it takes 23 searches (each one a few screens) to check all the possibilities as stated above.  What a difference compared to one search had ITA software or google flights included WN.