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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 #390 on: May 03, 2018, 04:21:37 PM »
Right. Why would they remove it? It's one thing to not support a product anymore and not to add to it, or otherwise further improve it, but why remove features?
Could be a reduction in server bandwidth required to run complex queries.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #391 on: May 03, 2018, 04:28:31 PM »
Could be a reduction in server bandwidth required to run complex queries.
How is that more complex than 1 origin to multiple countries?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #392 on: May 05, 2018, 03:48:16 PM »
And it's back :)

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #393 on: May 05, 2018, 05:38:47 PM »
Don't try to be someone else , be who you are because everyone else is taken.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #394 on: May 05, 2018, 06:05:14 PM »
You mean it works?
Yes, it's back to normal.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #395 on: May 05, 2018, 06:09:53 PM »
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #396 on: May 08, 2018, 12:34:09 PM »
whats the main advantage of using ita versus google flights?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #397 on: May 08, 2018, 02:14:19 PM »
whats the main advantage of using ita versus google flights?
for hidden city tickets

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #398 on: May 08, 2018, 02:29:03 PM »
whats the main advantage of using ita versus google flights?

Searching specific aircraft types.

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #400 on: May 24, 2018, 09:44:49 AM »
and gone again >:(
Yeah and it seems more permanent now :(

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #401 on: May 24, 2018, 09:49:48 AM »
Yeah and it seems more permanent now :(
Why?

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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #402 on: June 08, 2018, 10:00:16 AM »
Is there a way to exclude a specific airline or airport from search results, for any leg (i.e. not to show up in any part of the itinerary)?
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Re: ITA Software Advanced Routing Codes
« Reply #403 on: June 08, 2018, 10:02:12 AM »
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