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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
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #80 on: February 17, 2013, 12:13:01 PM »
thanks..um do you maybe know how i can search for a flight using ba miles but not on ba ?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #81 on: February 17, 2013, 12:28:11 PM »
thanks..um do you maybe know how i can search for a flight using ba miles but not on ba ?
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #82 on: April 04, 2013, 04:14:15 AM »
why doesn't the following work?

JFK, ORD, DTW, IAH

lh /f bc=o

FRA, MUC

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #83 on: April 04, 2013, 07:58:49 AM »
Does LH publish O inventory to GDS/Matrix?
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #84 on: April 04, 2013, 11:23:28 AM »
Matrix doesn't search X/I/O class.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #85 on: April 05, 2013, 12:11:07 AM »
Matrix doesn't search X/I/O class.
Even if it technically could (ie AA, LY etc), you would get an error because it wouldn't price
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #86 on: May 06, 2013, 05:09:24 PM »
Canadian Airport List:

YBG, YYC, YBL, YYG, YYQ, YCC, YHD, YEG, YAG, YFC, YQX, YYR, YHZ, YEV, YOJ, YLW, YGK, YKF, YXU, YQM, YMQ, YUL, YCD, YUY, YBS, YOW, YPX, YXS, YPR, YQB, YQR, YSJ, YYT, YSL, YZR, YXE, YAM, YZV, YSB, YQY, YQD, YQT, YTS, YAZ, YYZ, YVO, YVR, YYJ, YXY, YQG, YWG, YZF

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Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #87 on: May 20, 2013, 07:32:56 PM »
does anyone know if theres a code to put in class of service? i want coach on the outbound but biz on the return (rate codes wont help me)

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Re: Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #88 on: May 20, 2013, 08:27:06 PM »
does anyone know if theres a code to put in class of service? i want coach on the outbound but biz on the return (rate codes wont help me)

You can use bc to specify fare classes. There are generally less biz codes (like 5 or so on average), so just specify those in the "return routing codes" field.

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Re: Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #89 on: May 20, 2013, 08:44:18 PM »
anyone have any other ideas?

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Re: Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #90 on: May 21, 2013, 10:07:14 AM »
anyone have any other ideas?
Is it for a specific airline?
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Re: Re: flights found on ITA matrix
« Reply #91 on: May 21, 2013, 01:48:29 PM »

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #92 on: May 22, 2013, 10:22:49 AM »
Can I search only jetblue flights and if so what would be the code

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #93 on: May 22, 2013, 10:54:40 AM »
B6 for non stops, B6+ to include connections.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #95 on: June 18, 2013, 12:00:55 AM »
What are the airline codes to use on ITA Matrix to get last minute tickets to NYC. I tried using the Philadelphia ZFV train station with a stopover in Newark however the fares are still high

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #96 on: June 23, 2013, 03:54:30 PM »
What are the ITA codes for Newark using Philadelphia Train (ZFV)?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #97 on: July 10, 2013, 06:47:50 AM »
Not sure if this is the right place to post this...

I try to fly to London every month, I usually buy one way tickets for outrageous prices, then I continue on to my destinations (I often decide where, while in London) after spending less than 24 hours in London.

Question, how to i use ITA to search for tickets to international locations but with long stopovers in London?

This would probably save me 1000's of $ per year.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #98 on: July 10, 2013, 07:03:57 AM »
Not sure if this is the right place to post this...

I try to fly to London every month, I usually buy one way tickets for outrageous prices, then I continue on to my destinations (I often decide where, while in London) after spending less than 24 hours in London.

Question, how to i use ITA to search for tickets to international locations but with long stopovers in London?

This would probably save me 1000's of $ per year.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #99 on: July 10, 2013, 07:40:15 AM »
where are you flying from? final dest?
international "stops" less that 24 hours are free
i fly to belgium every 90 days for one day (in transit or connection)
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