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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 #315 on: July 14, 2015, 08:02:44 PM »
thats only on united (expert mode)
for all other airlines you need to use expertflyer.com

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #316 on: July 14, 2015, 10:18:57 PM »
Thanks. Found the post. How To Use And Decrypt United’s Powerful Expert Mode. I must have mixed up United's expert mode with using ITA.
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #317 on: August 31, 2015, 03:21:08 AM »
ITA's phantom award space is killing me. and g flights is actually worse! :(
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #318 on: August 31, 2015, 04:02:48 AM »
ITA's phantom award space is killing me. and g flights is actually worse! :(
Welcome, it's been bugging me for a the past while.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #319 on: August 31, 2015, 05:44:45 AM »
excuse my ignorance, ITA shows award availability?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #320 on: August 31, 2015, 06:05:17 AM »
excuse my ignorance, ITA shows award availability?

Negative.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #321 on: February 12, 2016, 04:59:40 PM »
where can i find a list of airport codes to all of the us and europe??

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #323 on: May 04, 2016, 08:38:32 AM »
South America codes?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #324 on: May 04, 2016, 08:41:18 AM »
South America codes?
Look at the post right above yours

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #325 on: May 04, 2016, 08:43:38 AM »
Look at the post right above yours
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #326 on: June 17, 2016, 07:28:53 AM »
For example here I use / alliance star-alliance ;-redeye to look for only Star Alliance operated flights and to avoid searching for any redeye flights. the ; allows you to add another code and the – sign negates all redeyes.
I see Dan on the ddms wrote about a redeye search what is that suppose to me? What's a redeyed search? 
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #327 on: June 17, 2016, 11:14:29 AM »
I see Dan on the ddms wrote about a redeye search what is that suppose to me? What's a redeyed search?
In his flight search, no results that are Redeyes will come back

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #328 on: June 17, 2016, 04:03:16 PM »
In his flight search, no results that are Redeyes will come back
what does that mean? 
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #329 on: June 17, 2016, 04:26:25 PM »
what does that mean?
No Redeye flights will be included in the results of the search