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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 US airlines:
Code: [Select]
f ~(ua,bc=N|aa,bc=B|dl,bc=E|b6,bc=L|as,bc=X)
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 February 03, 2023, 12:04:19 AM »

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #460 on: August 18, 2022, 01:17:51 PM »
I don't have a link to the old site. They removed the link from their new site. Do you have a link?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #461 on: August 18, 2022, 01:20:23 PM »
I don't have a link to the old site. They removed the link from their new site. Do you have a link?
https://oldmatrix.itasoftware.com/
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #462 on: August 18, 2022, 01:24:53 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #463 on: July 27, 2023, 06:07:56 PM »
i tried all the variations in the wiki for direct/non stop and none of them worked
can someone give me the exact format to enter for non-stop?`

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #464 on: July 27, 2023, 07:41:49 PM »
i tried all the variations in the wiki for direct/non stop and none of them worked
can someone give me the exact format to enter for non-stop?`
just enter the letter N

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #465 on: July 27, 2023, 08:22:29 PM »
i tried all the variations in the wiki for direct/non stop and none of them worked
can someone give me the exact format to enter for non-stop?`
Why not just select nonstop from the drop-down box?
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #466 on: December 06, 2023, 12:35:20 PM »
It's been a while since I played with ITA...can't figure out how to set origin as a list of airports (say, European top 50, which I have the list handy to paste into origin), and destination TLV, to search for the cheapest one-way flight from any of the 50 European airports on a given day flying to TLV. I get an error that you can't have more than one origin city...is there any way to do this? TIA for any help, cheers

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #467 on: December 06, 2023, 12:39:17 PM »
It's been a while since I played with ITA...can't figure out how to set origin as a list of airports (say, European top 50, which I have the list handy to paste into origin), and destination TLV, to search for the cheapest one-way flight from any of the 50 European airports on a given day flying to TLV. I get an error that you can't have more than one origin city...is there any way to do this? TIA for any help, cheers
Using Matrix 5.0 the distance slider doesn't do it either, the error message is that you can't mix countries in the origin airport list. Any ideas?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #468 on: December 06, 2023, 04:08:48 PM »

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #469 on: December 06, 2023, 09:10:03 PM »
Always the answer https://oldmatrix.itasoftware.com/
I had already tried that before my post - used the old interface, pasted in my list of top 50 European airports, separated by comma, and it gave me the error message that you can't have multiple counties in your origin city. I added the note about the 5.0 in the event someone was going to suggest using the distance slider from any random Western European city, setting it at 900 miles, etc. That gave a similar error. Ideas? Thoughts?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #470 on: December 06, 2023, 10:20:40 PM »
I had already tried that before my post - used the old interface, pasted in my list of top 50 European airports, separated by comma, and it gave me the error message that you can't have multiple counties in your origin city. I added the note about the 5.0 in the event someone was going to suggest using the distance slider from any random Western European city, setting it at 900 miles, etc. That gave a similar error. Ideas? Thoughts?
It's a while already that you can only enter multiple countries as the destination, not as the departure airport.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #471 on: December 06, 2023, 10:24:34 PM »
It's a while already that you can only enter multiple countries as the destination, not as the departure airport.
Thanks much for letting me know...it's been a while since I've played with ITA

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #472 on: December 22, 2023, 12:27:09 PM »
Getting multiple errors and need a bit of help.

I need a star alliance flight out of Europe to NYC on January 2nd after 7pm.

Is there a way to filter out my options?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #473 on: December 23, 2023, 08:16:21 PM »
Getting multiple errors and need a bit of help.

I need a star alliance flight out of Europe to NYC on January 2nd after 7pm.

Is there a way to filter out my options?

Type the following in the extension code field.

alliance star-alliance
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #474 on: January 25, 2024, 07:40:27 PM »
Exclude DL codeshares on TLV flights by using O:LY
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #475 on: March 12, 2024, 04:58:28 PM »
The last couple of days, I have found ITA (old.ita) prices way off. I utilize it a few times a week, and have never seen such discrepancies on almost every flight. on some 30+ flights in the last few days off have been off by 20-30% vs when going directly to airline.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #476 on: March 12, 2024, 05:47:03 PM »
The last couple of days, I have found ITA (old.ita) prices way off. I utilize it a few times a week, and have never seen such discrepancies on almost every flight. on some 30+ flights in the last few days off have been off by 20-30% vs when going directly to airline.
Do you have it checked to show available fares only?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #477 on: March 12, 2024, 06:02:14 PM »
Do you have it checked to show available fares only?
Prices on ITA a lot higher than airlines.