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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 #60 on: December 03, 2012, 01:55:34 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?
Read Dans first post on this thread you will see the correct codes. Good luck.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #61 on: December 03, 2012, 08:23:31 AM »
Read Dans first post on this thread you will see the correct codes. Good luck.

Thanks, just did ~NK and it worked great.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #62 on: December 03, 2012, 11:58:00 AM »
can someone PLEASE explain how to do a hidden city search and does it work international

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #63 on: December 03, 2012, 12:00:32 PM »
Connect in Dallas-Fort-Worth with no other connection points    [DFW] or [X:DFW]
Connect in Dallas-Fort-Worth with any additional connections before or after    [F? DFW F?]
Connect in either Dallas-Fort-Worth or Denver with no other connection points    [DFW,DEN]
Connect only in Dallas-Fort-Worth or Denver    [N DFW,DEN N]
Connect in Dallas-Fort-Worth followed by Denver followed by 0 or more stops    [DFW DEN X?]

can someone PLEASE explain how to do a hidden city search.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #64 on: December 03, 2012, 12:11:02 PM »

thanks so much but does it work for international flights

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #65 on: December 03, 2012, 12:13:04 PM »
thanks so much but does it work for international flights

International flights are usually more expensive when taking only a one-way which u would have to do for HCT. So unless u only need one way anyway, it wouldn't work.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2012, 12:27:41 PM »
thanks so much but does it work for international flights

you can also add a third leg and put in the airports you would continue to, sometimes it brings down the fare
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #67 on: December 11, 2012, 02:25:35 PM »
How I found AB flights with valid connections for this post:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/26854

Code:
AB, AB / maxconnect 300
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #68 on: December 11, 2012, 05:20:53 PM »
How I found AB flights with valid connections for this post:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/26854

Code:
AB, AB / maxconnect 300

Didn't know u could search for award seats on matrix.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #69 on: December 11, 2012, 05:22:42 PM »
Didn't know u could search for award seats on matrix.
You can't.  I needed help finding any dates where they had a return where you don't need to overnight in Germany.  Turns out it starts in May.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #70 on: January 27, 2013, 09:41:01 PM »
Is it possible to search for a flight with a long stopover? ex nyc tlv with a stop in zrh/gva etc

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #71 on: January 27, 2013, 09:54:32 PM »
Is it possible to search for a flight with a long stopover? ex nyc tlv with a stop in zrh/gva etc
ZRH/ minconnect 300
=Stopover in Zurich for a minimum of 300 minutes.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #72 on: January 27, 2013, 10:37:28 PM »
ZRH/ minconnect 300
=Stopover in Zurich for a minimum of 300 minutes.
Thanks. I just wish their app would have all the features

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #73 on: January 27, 2013, 10:45:29 PM »
Just saw something very interesting on my app I searched this trip and it came up with a very good itinerary for me and a great price but on my computer it doesn't come up.
I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong if any

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2013, 03:57:44 AM »
Just saw something very interesting on my app I searched this trip and it came up with a very good itinerary for me and a great price but on my computer it doesn't come up.
I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong if any
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