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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 #45 on: August 31, 2012, 12:20:23 AM »
aha thanks anyway i thought i can save big

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2012, 01:23:49 AM »
has anyone had success with a hidden city from TLV-LHR or ZRH ?
I'm just say'in©®

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #47 on: September 07, 2012, 11:51:44 AM »
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.
Probably obvious, but to search for an El Al ticket in L or N class for example (just had to search for this, figured I'd post):
LY / f bc=l|bc=n

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #48 on: September 13, 2012, 03:48:14 PM »
In case anyone else is having a hard time finding Jetblue flights from PIT to the Caribbean with less than a 4 hour connection as Jetblue requires...the code that I'm using to search the entire month is:
B6, B6 / maxconnect 240
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2012, 05:43:02 PM »
Or if you don't care how many connections:
B6+ / maxconnect 240
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2012, 11:41:00 PM »
How do you check for 2 or more connections on a single alliance? Trying to figure out how to limit the X X+ to just oneworld and was unsure how to do that.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #51 on: October 28, 2012, 12:20:08 AM »
what is a hidden city search

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2012, 08:29:54 PM »
what is a hidden city search

Hidden city: A to C via B is cheaper than buying A to B. So you buy A to C, and exit at your point of connection B, which is your intended destination.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2012, 08:32:39 PM »
Does anyone know if looking fares on ITA Matrix via KVS Tool works?
Each time I look up availability using the code provided, it never seems to work for me.

For example, this is the code give by KVS to look if seats are available on this fare on a particular date.

MEL :: /F TG.MEL+BKK.YHOWAU

how do I do this? I always get the reply 'no flights found'.
What am I doing wrong?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #54 on: November 25, 2012, 05:04:33 PM »
Does anyone know if looking fares on ITA Matrix via KVS Tool works?
It sure does :).

For example, this is the code give by KVS to look if seats are available on this fare on a particular date.

MEL :: /F TG.MEL+BKK.YHOWAU

how do I do this? I always get the reply 'no flights found'.
What am I doing wrong?

Could you please send a screenshot of your ITA input screen via http://Contact.KVSTool.com/?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #55 on: November 25, 2012, 08:16:34 PM »
Hidden city: A to C via B is cheaper than buying A to B. So you buy A to C, and exit at your point of connection B, which is your intended destination.
how do i do that

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #56 on: November 28, 2012, 11:45:32 PM »
In case anyone else is having a hard time finding Jetblue flights from PIT to the Caribbean with less than a 4 hour connection as Jetblue requires...the code that I'm using to search the entire month is:
B6, B6 / maxconnect 240

Edit: Slightly off topic, but b6 just announced that will stop service from PIT to JFK in about 3 months. Leaving only PIT-BOS for b6 CLE travelers.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #57 on: November 28, 2012, 11:48:08 PM »
Slightly off topic, but b6 just announced that will stop service to PIT in about 3 months. The closest b6 airport to CLE would be BUF.
Yup, very sad, though not quite accurate.
PIT-BOS remains and will actually increase from 3x to 4x daily.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #58 on: November 28, 2012, 11:49:26 PM »
Yup, very sad, though not quite accurate.
PIT-BOS remains and will actually increase from 3x to 4x daily.

Whoops didn't read the entire article, just looked at the headline, updated now.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #59 on: December 03, 2012, 01:12:17 AM »
I'm trying to search for the lowest fares in a months span from NYC-FLL/MIA. How would i go about to search only for non-stops and to block spirit air, in the fare calendar?